Ward still lost to Kovalev the first fight

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  1. Tyson379

    Tyson379 Active Member Full Member

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    Really puts a dent into Ward's resume IMO. If the judges weren't corrupt there would have never been a rematch.

    Ultimately, Ward only made it a close fight because Kovalev got tired. A Kovalev with any stamina would have won that fight 12-0.
     
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  2. TheyDontBoxNoMore7

    TheyDontBoxNoMore7 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    No he didn’t. Ward won a close hard fought fight and then proved in the rematch who the better fighter was.
     
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  3. Tyson379

    Tyson379 Active Member Full Member

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    Yes he did. He got knocked down and lost 6/7 rounds. That is an auto loss in boxing.
     
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  4. TheyDontBoxNoMore7

    TheyDontBoxNoMore7 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    No he didn’t. Kov was limited to a jab for the majority of the fight and ended up being outlander in jabs. He rarely went to the body and his right maybe landed a few more times after the KD.
     
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  5. TheyDontBoxNoMore7

    TheyDontBoxNoMore7 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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    Kov was shook and remained shook after round 3 all the way through the rematch.
     
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  6. Odins beard

    Odins beard British Empire will rise again. Full Member

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    I agree I had Kovalev winning 116-111 but sadly the record books do not show the truth.
     
  7. JacK Rauber

    JacK Rauber The Pain Game Full Member

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    It is really something to see some people rationalize Ward winning the first fight simply because the judges told them it was so, at 114-113 across the board. It just reaffirmed their biases.
     
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    AlotOfSnap New Member booted Full Member

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    The same idiots who agree with the draw the judges awarded Clenelo with against GGG.


    “B.. But it’s in da books as a draw doe!”
     
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    AlotOfSnap New Member booted Full Member

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    Thank God for YouTube and polls :thumbsup: People can always see for themselves who really won the fight.

    **** POS judges like Byrd
     
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  10. lepinthehood

    lepinthehood Lep is on the Ale for the fight Full Member

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    7-5 or 8-4 to krusher, the only reasonable scores to have, if youre not a biased imbecile.
     
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    JacK Rauber The Pain Game Full Member

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    And what the hell is a Byrd judging fights for in the first place? Talk about an obvious anomaly. There is a reason and it isn't due to her judging skills. Judges like Byrd are put in these situations for a reason. They can be counted on.
     
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  12. slender4

    slender4 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    AND THAT'S WHY THEY HAD THE REMATCH... Same with Mayweather and Maidana/Castillo.
     
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    iceferg Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    The rematch is controversial as well though. Hardly ended any doubt. Kovalev clearly won the first and was clearly unfairly stopped in the second fight which was closer.
     
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  14. HerolGee

    HerolGee Boxing Junkie booted Full Member

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    it was very close. YOu could score it either way. If you prefer aggression like me, you'd give the nod for a hair to Kovie.

    Personally I cannot wangle it as anything more than a draw for Ward, but the 2nd fight puts that to rest. Ward is superior, theres no doubt, Krusher fans like me must simply accept facts.

    No shame theres always someone who is better than you in the ring.
     
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  15. TKO6

    TKO6 Boxcar for life Full Member

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    I had Kov by 2 watching it live and I think by 1 when I rewatched it, I can see the case for a draw but a Ward win would need some "favourable" judging IMO
    The rematch although not without controversy was only ending one way, in rematches, the boxer almost always does better than the puncher and Ward was on top almost the entire time in the second fight despite the obvious usual dirty tactics from Ward.
     
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