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Talking #WardKovalev2 w/Zaire

 

By. BrotherJR

June 19, 2017

 

As all boxing fans know the showcase fight of the weekend was the rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev. Their first fight last November in Las Vegas was controversial to many. While Ward won a razor-thin unanimous decision (by one point on all three judges scorecards) to capture the WBA, WBO, and IBF Lt. Heavyweight titles, many felt that Kovalev deserved the verdict. In the aftermath there were screams of robbery and a demand for a rematch of one of the best fights of 2016.

Ward and Kovalev fought their highly anticipated rematch Saturday night once again in Las Vegas with Ward winning once again, this time by 8th round stoppage to retain his Lt. Heavyweight titles. However the controversy many felt was part of the first fight extended to the rematch as in the aftermath with a lot of people feeling that this time Ward (32-0, 16 KO’s) got away with low blows on Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KO’s) that aided him en route to his victory.

Given a fight of this significance of this bout I was a busy brotha this weekend participating in two post-fight discussion of this rematch. This video is first of my post-fight discussions of the Ward – Kovalev rematch with Zaire*. While Zaire usually talks about all thing’s gaming, he is also a big boxing enthusiast (a former amateur boxing). Zaire and yours truly broke down Ward’s stoppage over Kovalev, discussed whether the bout was really controversial, talked whether Kovalev exposed as well as talked the future for Ward, the fighter known as “SOG” (Son On God).

 

*Zaire is the creator of Big Gamers Small Talk gaming podcast and has fought in over 100 amateur bouts. You can follow him on twitter on at @Zaire2005.

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