Ward: "I broke him mentally and physically"
WBA, IBF, WBO light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and former champ Sergey Kovalev spoke about their rematch Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas.
Andre Ward: “I think it was plain to see that I broke him mentally and physically. I’m not a person that demands respect or none of that. You don’t have to respect me and I don’t demand anything, but at a certain point and time, you got to give a person their just do. I’m 13 years in and I’ve been doing it against the best. What’s next? Cruiserweight? Heavyweight? I dream big. Anything is possible when you have God.”
Sergey Kovalev: “He hit with four low blows. The ref didn’t call them. I felt I could have continued. This is bullshit.”
The thrill of victory did not last too long as Ward was bombarded at the post-fight press conference with questions of the repeated low blows.