“As for the elder Russian on the card? He did not fare so well. Fourteen months ago, Andre Ward bullied Sergey Kovalev beyond the threshold of his fitness and resolve and pocketed forever the aura of menace Kovalev had rightfully earned. Lost with that aura was a disproportionate amount of respect for Kovalev’s craft; two fights into the comeback trail Kovalev, 32-3-1 (28), showed enough of the skill and power that distinguished his title reign to suggest that, provided Ward remained beyond the ropes, light heavyweight might be Krushed anew. Could anyone entertain such an idea now?”
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