The world champion under versions of the version of the world Boxing Association (WBA), International Boxing Federation (IBF) and world Boxing organization (WBO) American Andre ward was reluctant to pursue a third fight with Russian Sergey Kovalev. It is reported by Boxingscene.
"No third fight will not. I don't think it is needed. It might make sense if he will fight with Adonis Stevenson and take away his title by the world Boxing Council (WBC)," — said the ward.
The fight is a rematch between Russian and American took place on the 18th of June. Kovalev ward lost by TKO. Referee Tony weeks decided to stop the fight in the eighth round as the Russian boxer has ceased to be protected after a series of American strikes, some of which came below the belt. After the battle, weeks admitted, mistakenly stopped the meeting, and ward acted against the rules.
Thus, Kovalev suffered a second consecutive defeat in his career, both times he lost to ward. The Russians won 30 wins and one draw. Ward won all 32 games in his professional career (16 KOs).