Just seven months ago, Sergey Kovalev was an undefeated world champion and undisputed king of boxing’s light heavyweight division. Then came his two collisions with Andre Ward, resulting in two losses — both bubbling with controversy.
Our expert analysts, Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti discuss Saturday’s stunning eighth-round TKO victory by Ward, which Team Kovalev insists was the result of multiple low blows that went unheeded by referee Tony Weeks. The loss becomes even more bitter in the light of their first fight — a unanimous decision to Ward that was unpopular with at least half of the boxing public. So, where do both fighters go from here?
Our Ward-Kovalev coversation is followed by an interview with welterweight prospect Alan Sanchez, and our classic interview from January 2016 with Hall of Famer Eddie Mustafa Muhammad.
This show represents our debut on The Grueling Truth sports network for The Ringside Boxing Show, which was christened in 2008 and has archived nearly 500 episodes. Discover the world’s best boxing website, www.ringsideboxingshow.com/Press, for daily news and more information about the show.
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