Ward vs Kovalev 2 Results From Vegas – HBO Boxing rolled out the red carpet this past Saturday night as the Mandalay Bay hosted their latest pay-per-view, headlined by the light heavyweight rematch between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev.
The two men fought twelve close rounds this past November and Saturday’s fight started off with a series ofclose rounds that saw Kovalev be the busier fighter while Ward was picking his spots with precision. Kovalev started to tire in the middle rounds and by round eight Kovalev was absorbing body shots and Ward recognized his opponent was hurt. He applied the pressure striking the body at will and Kovalev wilted. Referee Tony Weeks stepped in to stop the fight at the 2:29 mark of round eight. Andre Ward is still your WBA, WBO and IBF world light heavyweight champion.
The WBA world super bantanweight bout between champion Guillermo Rigondeaaux and Moises Flores ended in controversy as the two were tied up and exchanging punches when the bell rang. Rigondeaux landed flush, knocking Flores down and out. After mass confusion the NSAC awarded the fight to Rigondeaux with a further review almost certain for a later date.
Dmitry Bivol barely broke a sweat in his match-up with Cedric Agnew, who was not able to get off many meaningful punches while Bivol poured on the punishment. Agnew seemed to have an eye problem when the referee stepped in to stop it. The win makes Bivol the mandatory challenger for the main event winner.
Check below for the complete results and check back later here at TSS for complete coverage from our crew at the live event.
Ward vs Kovalev 2 Results From Vegas
Saturday, June 17th, 2017 – Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada
175 LBS 12 RDS: Andre Ward def Sergey Kovalev via TKO in RD 8 @2:29.
122 LBS 12 RDS: Guillermo Rigondeaux def Moises Flores via KO in RD 1 @3:00.
160 LBS 10 RDS: Luis Arias def Arif Magomedov via TKO in RD 5 @1:16.
175 LBS 10 RDS: Dmitry Bivol def Cedric Agnew via TKO in RD 4.
126 LBS 8 RDS: Tramaine Williams def Christopher Martin via TKO in RD 2 @1:44.
160 LBS 8 RDS: Vaughn Alexander def Fabiano Pena via RTD RD 4 @3:00.
175 LBS 6 RDS: Junior Younan def Zoltan Sera via TKO in RD 1 @1:39.
147 LBS 6 RDS: Enriko Gogokhia vs Jonathan Steele via UD 60-54,59-55,59-55)
160 LBS 6 RDS: Bakhram Murtazaliev de Alex Duarte via TKO in RD 1 @1:33.
147 LBS 4 RDS: John Bauza def Brandon Sanudo via TKO in RD 2 @1:14.
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