WBO WORLD LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP: Andre Ward Breaks Down Variables in Canelo-Kovalev
MGM Grand, Las Vegas, NV – Retired two-division champion and current ESPN expert analyst Andre Ward was in Sin City this past weekend for the Tyson Fury-Otto Wallin heavyweight clash that took place at T-Mobile Arena.
The November 2nd light heavyweight showdown pitting WBA middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez against WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev was formally announced while Ward was in Las Vegas.
After Fury’s points victory over Wallin, Ward met with the media and was asked about the upcoming Alvarez-Kovalev bout.
Many expect Canelo to be a sizable favorite when Vegas establishes a betting line. Ward said that there are many factors he needs to weigh before predicting a winner.
“I don’t know yet. There are a lot of variables, man. How heavy is Canelo going to come in? Is he going to try to come in too heavy because he is concerned about the extra weight of Kovalev or is he going to stay somewhat light to stay faster? How’s his knee? He’s got a bad knee. I know all about that. What does Kovalev have left? How is Canelo going to get past the range of Kovalev the first 6 rounds. If it goes past 6 I like Canelo. It’s a lot of variables,” Ward stated.
“Like I told you guys a few seconds ago I am not trying to be the first to predict and say certain things. I try to measure twice and cut once. I don’t try to be the first so I really don’t know. There are a lot of variables I am trying to process right now. It is going to be a good fight I know that.”
By Ryan Burton / BoxingScene.com