The impasse over where to stage the much anticipated light-heavyweight title fight between three-belt champion Sergey Kovalev and unbeaten former super-middleweight champion Andre Ward on Nov. 19 was bridged Wednesday.
The bout is headed for T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Following extended talks with Ward’s promoter, rapper Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports, Kovalev promoter Kathy Duva said arena operator MGM Grand helped ease tensions between the two sides.
“We are moving ahead quickly and are all focused on doing the fight at T-Mobile Arena,” Duva said.
“We’re just ironing out the details now. I have great optimism all the details will be ironed out in the next day or so, and then hopefully we’ll be making an announcement on tickets.”
The HBO pay-per-view bout was finalized Saturday night in Oakland, after Ward dominated Alexander Brand by unanimous decision in a final tune-up. Continue reading