Ward wants bout with Joshua after controversial win

They have reduced him. Kovalev continues to outpunch Ward.

"He hit with four low blows", said Kovalev (30-2-1, 26 KOs).

Good luck with that.

Then, after punching through Kovalev complaints that he had been hit low in the round - and previously in the bout - Ward battered Kovalev in a corner with two devastating body blows on the belt that forced him to keel over and inspire referee Tony Weeks to stop the bout two minutes, 29 seconds into the round.

"Krusher" tried to drain Ward's desire for battle with body shots in the sixth, but the American displayed his reflexes with clever counter punches in the seventh and would deliver a stunning punch in the next round. "He was grabbing the back of my head". He's a quality fighter. It's boxing. I could have continued fighting, but I don't understand what happened.

He insisted across several press conferences and media sessions ahead of Saturday night's rematch with Sergey Kovalev that it would be he, and not the burly Russian, who'd end the fight via knockout.

Rigondeaux and Flores were trading punches when the bell rang to end the first round and both threw after the bell. Torres fell, although some felt he was flopping to prompt a disqualification. And, number two, this is a boxing match under the Nevada State athletic commission under the rules of boxing.

“Ive been through adversity in and out of the ring, ” Ward said. Within 30 seconds a right hand from Arias dropped Magomedov.

Rigondeaux is promoted by RocNation, as is Ward.

But not unlike their bout in November, Kovalev is crying "Foul". He changed conditioning coaches for that goal.

What started Kovalev's demise was a heavy, overhand right that nailed the Russian on the jaw, leaving him wobbly.

Kovalev starts out jabbing and they fall into a clinch. "Then he got away from it too much".

"I wasn't healthy during the last camp", he said.

"We have to try", Duva said.

The first fight was very close and those who believed Sergey deserved the nod present a clear case. "I don't like this guy". You don't have to respect me and I don't demand anything, but at a certain point and time, you got to give a person their just do.

"(Andre's) IQ speaks for itself", his longtime trainer, Virgil Hunter, said. In the seventh round Ward outlanded Kovalev in a close round.

"But there are some things about Anthony Joshua that I see, that makes me think he can outbox Anthony Joshua". A great night for the Wards.

The 33-year-old screamed to the world that he is now the undisputed No 1 following his conquering of Kovalev. "I always do well against bigger fighters". There a lot of people who are convinced I won it.”. I've thought about going cruiserweight.

But Ward's achievements speak for themselves: an Olympic gold medallist, unbeaten as a professional and a two-weight world champion who has faced and beaten the toughest possible opposition. But he's ready to face the second-tier 175-pounders. Dmitry Bivol fought on this card and destroyed Cedric Agnew in three rounds. Artur Beterbiev is a risky fellow. To Ward he just resembles a bigger dragon.

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