CelebrityNews: The revenge between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev ended with TKO’s first win, but the main character of another night of terror for boxing was veteran referee Tony Weeks. The referee gave Ward low blows, turned a blind eye to the blows to the back of the neck of the American, who did not make a reprimand every time he tried to nod the opponent and granted the victory after a true symphony of illegal blows.
Anyway, letting Weeks stop the fight in the eighth episode would not change the final story of the bout. Although Kovalev had won almost all rounds, in the partial cards, two of the judges (Glenn Feldman and Dave Moretti) had Ward up.
It was repeated the history of the first battle and although the script this time had some changes, in the core, in what usually decides the fights of Andre Ward, there were no alterations. On the contrary, the American who calls himself “The Son of God” was overcome in his art to use the illegal as an offensive tool. Usually, we use a mooring, the blow to the nape of the neck, punishment during the clinch or even the head but we do not remember that ability to hit with so much effectiveness in the prohibited zone.
Seen what happened in the previous battle, we imagined that this time they would not forgive him any trap. We were wrong. He did it again.
According to how things turned out, a victory for Sergey Kovalev was impossible.
First of all, for the referee, who was totally turned to favor his opponent, then by the judges, who by then had been beaten despite having dominated most of the seven rounds and finally could not win, simply because Kovalev showed again their shortcomings.
You have to be clear about that. We knew his limits in these two fights. He had no choice to minimize Ward’s speed. At first, it hit in the middle zone and it seemed that was the right plan but did not insist by that way. To its power blows it lacked sequence and was clear that it respected in this fight to Ward more than in the previous one.