WBO/IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and former super middleweight world champion Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) faced off on Thursday in advance of their PPV showdown on Saturday night at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Andre Ward: We’re not supposed to like each other. His side has been doing a lot of talking. That’s fine. We love it…but know one thing thing, I’m not takin’ no mess come Saturday night. I’m gonna be there.
Sergey Kovalev: I’m here to prove that I’m better…I hope that our fight will be very clean and honest and bring out the best of us. I’m very excited, a little nervous because I was never on this level. HBO PPV is the highest level in pro boxing…you will see a very great fight.