— Andre S.O.G. Ward (@andreward) April 4, 2017
The speculation on whether or not a rematch between unified light heavyweight champion Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev will take place is finally over.
Taking to twitter, unified champion Andre Ward announced the highly anticipated rematch will take place on June 17th.
“I’m going to keep it short & sweet, you got what you asked for, now you have to see me JUNE 17. This time leave the excuses at home. #EARNED”
According to a press release from Roc Nation Sports, Ward’s promoter, Ward vs. Kovalev II “No Excuses” will take place Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The championship event, presented by Corona Extra, will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View beginning at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT.
In their first meeting last November, Ward narrowly edged out Kovalev by decision to capture the WBA/IBF/WBO light heavyweight titles. The outcome continues to be highly debated among pundits and fans.