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Ward stuns Kovalev to claim light-heavy crown

2016-11-20 08:05
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Los Angeles - Andre Ward of the United States scored a comeback decision victory over Russia's Sergey Kovalev to claim the defending champion's unified light heavyweight title on Saturday.

Ward, the 2004 Olympic champion, recovered from a second round knockdown to defeat Kovalev by the same score of 114-113 on all three judges cards after an attritional battle at Las Vegas's T-Mobile Arena.

The win saw Ward, 32, improve his unbeaten record to 31-0 with 15 knockouts.

It was defending champion Kovalev's first defeat, leaving him at 30-1 with 26 knockouts.

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