Ward meanwhile denied that he had crossed the line, although did admit he had come close at times. Bivol landed a left hook driving Agnew back a few steps forcing referee Russell Mora to wisely call a halt. He got $6.5 million to do so, and a hug in the ring afterward from Kevin Durant, one of several Golden State Warriors who came to the fight to see the fighter from Oakland who has taped inspirational messages for the team. All three judges scored it 114-113 after a furious rally late by Ward. While Ward may be the most intelligent and skilled boxer on the planet, there is a point at which sheer size and physical strength should negate his otherworldly boxing acumen. Kovalev is knockout puncher. Kovalev was the aggressor early behind his jab, but started to fade as the fight wore on.
"This performance was spectacular, probably one of the best we've seen in a long, long time, and he finished [Kovalev]", Yormark said. That was fine if you were auditioning for an instructor's job at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
It was a satisfying conclusion for Ward, who is not known as a big puncher but sure unleashed some firepower on the "Krusher" in the final moments. Bennett said it was a punch before the bell sounded though the replay showed it was after the round.
So they tested each other, and on Saturday, they'll do it again. "We will appeal to the commission on Monday".
"We have to try", Duva said. I went right back there again, and he wasn't reacting.
But for Ward, the big thing was the plan. "It's insane. I want to get again a fight with him". They are among the best pound-for-pound fighters and have a lot in common.
Andre Ward kept his undefeated record in tact while settling his rivalry with Sergey Kovalev once and for all on Saturday night in Las Vegas. But I knew what was going to happen because he (Ward) was healthy.
Without any hesitations, we might say that Kovalev was robbed last night.
And when the bell rang for Round 8, Ward had set the stage to make what he had constantly achieved inside much earlier the prelude to the grand finale. The match-up is fascinating; Ward exploited his speed advantage vs Kovalev, but Stevenson's quicker than Sergey. There is no discussion, the right hand is what got it started. It drove Kovalev backward. "I'm not into taking two (punches) to get one".
Andre Ward has brushed aside claims his win against Sergey Kovalev was overshadowed by a questionable stoppage decision.
Ward and Kovalev have previously met, battling out on November 19 previous year. "I wasn't hurt and I could continue". This is (expletive). I could have continued.
In the opening Kovalev outlanded Wardwho did more clinching than fighting. His weight division has always been maligned but forget that right now.
Ward, an articulate African American of obvious charm, is regarded by some as the best pound for pounder in the world, a classic defensive artist in the finest American tradition. Archie Moore made frequent trips to and from heavyweight even while he was light heavyweight champion-sometimes to seek competition, sometimes to seek money, sometimes just to cave to his voracious appetite for decadent meals for a little while. All the talking is good for the fans, it's good to build it up, it's all good but anybody that knows me, knows that I'm about the action.
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The fight all came about by chance, according to one of the leading negotiators in getting the deal done. Though it will make a ton of money, don't expect this to go down as one of the best fights in history.
Capitol Police checked bags with dogs in tow, in an atmosphere that attendees said seemed particularly alert. Daily Caller's Kaitlan Collins reported that "Scalise has received multiple units of blood transfusion".
There is no mystery to what the Sixers will do with the first pick either as they will take Washington guard Markelle Fultz . Considering how many first round picks that Danny Ainge has accumulated, this might be the best offer the Pacers can get.
Early wickets are never good, especially in a chase. "Wow wow wow unbelievable performance by team green". They were up against arch-rivals and outright favourites India at the Oval in the all-important match.
In the second round Kovalev used an effective jab. [Kovalev] got hit with three low blows, four actually, in the last round. When I saw him put his arms on the ropes in between the rounds - I watch all that stuff - that's trouble for him.
It is the unique nature of Mayweather - McGregor that make it an even better sell than any other boxing fight in history. I challenge Iron Mike Tyson to a boxing match on the Mayweather vs McGregor fight card.
Sekulow is responding on "Fox and Friends" to a statement that Trump's tweets can make it harder for others to do their job. There have been multiple news reports and a tweet from Trump himself on Friday that began with: "I am being investigated ".
American citizens and foreign travellers on USA territory could access dozens of new scheduled flights to the island. The Cuban government responded Friday evening by rejecting what it called Trump's "hostile rhetoric".
Burt said Phoenix temperatures rose to 120 degrees and above only three times in recorded history-twice in 1990 and once in 1995. A punishing heat wave has arrived in the Southwestern U.S. and brought temperatures that will approach 120 degrees in Arizona.
Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed. The officer also confirmed that the actual total lives lost in the incident must be greater than what they have right now.
Frankie Dettori ruled out of Royal Ascot
The selection is 5/2 at BetVictor and that looks a fair price given I believe it is a virtual match between the principles. Their coverage begins at 1.30 each day and will run until 5.30. "Ascot is my favourite racecourse in the world".
Patty Jenkins Isn't Signed On To Direct 'Wonder Woman 2' Yet
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New study shows cats once conquered human world
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Trump slams Ossoff, praises Handel in tweets
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Germany clings on to beat Australia after keeper's blunders
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Trump calls Emir to support Gulf solution
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Predators even series with Penguins as Rinne shines again
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