Kovalev, Ward Arrive in Vegas

November 17, 2016

By: Raymundo Dioses

IBF Light Heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev and challenger Andre Ward have both arrived in Las Vegas for their highly anticipated showdown set for November 19, 2016.

The HBO pay-per-view event will take place at the newly opened T-Mobile Arena.  The Kovalev-Ward bout represents the second ever boxing match to be held in the arena, with the first taking place in May 2016 between Canelo Alvarez and Amir Khan.

Kovalev-Ward pits two undefeated fighters against each other in a fight not just for the IBF title; the winner is fighting for #1 pound for pound supremacy in the sport. 

Kovalev will be fighting in Nevada for the third time and Ward for the first time. 

The nights working officials were recently announced. 

Robert Byrd was assigned as the referee for the bout.

The three judges will be Burt Clements and Glenn Trowbridge, both from Nevada, and New York's John McKaie.

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