Ahead of his upcoming clash with WBO, IBF and WBA light-heavyweight title holder Sergey Kovalev, former super middleweight champion Andre Ward discusses the ‘Pound for Pound’ fight taking place on November 19 in Las Vegas.
With a win, you could become the best P4P fighter on many lists. How important is that considering where you have been in the past with your contract disputes and unable to fight?
It’s the ultimate goal, the one I’ve been striving to achieve throughout my career. I’ve gotten as high as number two, and at times, I’ve felt like I should be number one,” said Ward who hopes to unify in a second weight class this weekend.
But you have two options—you can complain, or leave the critics without an excuse. This fight is the definitive moment of my career. I’m ready to cement my legacy in this sport, and this is my chance. This is my time.
Kovalev vs. Ward takes place Saturday, November 19 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas and will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.