With the fight of the year soon approaching between unified IBF, WBO and WBA Light Heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and former unified and lineal Super Middleweight Champion Andre Ward, the main talk of the sport this week is who will come up victorious in this 50/50 fight.
In the early stages of Sergey Kovalev’s career he was trained by Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez and he has had his say ahead of this weeks match up. Even though Andre Ward comes in at the slight bookie’s favorite and is technically a better boxer, Sanchez still believes Kovalev has this in the bag. He thinks this will go to decision due to Andre Wards experience at Light Heavyweight.
Since taking time out due to injury, there has often been talk of whether Andre Ward will still possess the same gifted ability he once had when he dominated the Super Six tournament back down at Super Middleweight. His opposition since stepping up to 175lbs has not been very promising yet he has still answered all questions. Admittedly both in very boring fights, both Kovalev and Ward’s tuning fights leaning up to this have not been something to remember.
Sanchez feels that 6 years ago, Ward would have won without question, but Kovalev is the king of the Light Heavyweight division and Ward will not have faced someone with so much power in both hands. I hope the fight gives us the action we deserve, credit to both men for facing each other in such a huge fight but I think it will be a boring fight on Ward’s part, and a struggle trying to land flush for Kovalev.