Tonight is boxing’s most anticipated fight of 2016: Sergey Kovalev vs. Andre Ward in a Light Heavyweight world title showdown. Bloody Elbow will have live fight night coverage all night, including round by round results and recaps.
Round 1: Tactical start to the fight, with Ward having success until Kovalev pops him with a stiff jab that hurts him. Ward has to clinch. The same thing happens later, with Andre feeling the power and clinching to slow things down. Looks like Ward will be trying to work the body in the clinch, but Kovalev is not letting him yet. 10-9 Kovalev
Round 2: Ward’s defenses at range are not working for him, as Kovalev is getting his punches through and connecting, and almost everytime he connects, it has an impact. In the final minute, Kovalev stuns Ward and drops him in a shocker. Ward stumbles through the end of the round, but he’s badly hurt. 10-8 Kovalev
Round 3: Ward starts the round Bernard Hopkins style with a lot of clinching and rough inside work on Kovalev. It works, as Kovalev doesn’t manage to get much off here, while Ward gets in his best punch of the fight - a clean short hook on Kovalev that seems to have no impact. Tough round to score. 10-9 Kovalev