A close round. Kovalev tried to land a huge overhand right in the closing seconds of the round, but missed. Ward landed a big left hook about a minute into the round. Ward landed a couple of big hooks to the body. Kovalev with a jab and hook.
With 10 seconds left, Ward landed another sweeping blow to the body. It will be interesting to see how the judges are scoring this.
L.A. Times card: 10-9, Ward (96-95, Ward)