Kovalev vs Ward: Live stream, start time, fight card and more

Sergey Kovalev defends his WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight titles against Andre Ward on Saturday, November 19 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The HBO pay-per-view portion of Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward begins at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT and will feature three compelling bouts in support of the main event. While Kovalev-Ward is by far the marquee attraction, the other fights compensate for a lack of star power by simply being solid match-ups.

You can watch the pre-pay-per-view undercard right here as of 7:00 p.m. ET, and we have also provided live streaming information.

Here’s a list of the significant fights on Saturday’s Kovalev-Ward card:

  • Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) vs.  Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) — for Kovalev’s WBA/WBO/IBF light heavyweight titles.
  • Isaac Chilemba (24-4-2, 10 KOs) vs. Oleksandr Gvozdyk (11-0, 9 KOs) — for the NABF light heavyweight title.
  • Maurice Hooker (21-0-2, 16 KOs) vs. Darleys Perez (33-2-1, 21 KOs) — for the WBO NABO super lightweight title.
  • Curtis Stevens (28-5, 21 KOs) vs. James De la Rosa (23-4, 13 KOs) — for the WBA Continental Americas middleweight title.

Date: November 19
Start Time: 9 PM ET
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Arena: T-Mobile Arena
Live Stream: HBO Boxing

This portion of the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward undercard will offer six bouts, with Claressa Shields-Franchon Crews standing out as by far the most compelling contest. Women’s boxing has been marginalized for far too long, and Shields is viewed by many as a potential star. Crews, though, is no slouch; although she lost to Shields as an amateur, Crews did win eight national titles and two medals at the world championships (silver in 2012 and bronze in 2016).

Ultimately, though, it all boils down to Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward and whether this historic fight can possibly live up to the inordinate hype surrounding it. Kovalev-Ward is indeed a fascinating clash of styles, and the simple fact that it is happening is cause for celebration. With that, let us know who you think wins in the comments section below.

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