Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev 2

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The undefeated Andre Ward (32-0) turned the light heavyweight title rematch around with a big right hand that wobbled Sergey Kovalev, then swarmed all over him. Kovalev (30-2-1) was in the neutral corner and Ward landed shots to the body. Kovalev, from Russia, sat on the ring rope and referee Tony Weeks stopped the bout at 2:29 of the eighth round on June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev looks on after being defeated by Andre Ward in a light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Ring announcer
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Ring announcer Michael Buffer stands in the ring before the light heavyweight championship bout between Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) and Sergey Kovalev battle during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (R) hugs Kevin Durant of the Golden State Warriors after Ward won his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (L) throws a left at Andre Ward in the fifth round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (R) and Sergey Kovalev battle during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward celebrates after winning his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev looks on after his light heavyweight championship bout against Andre Ward at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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Sergey Kovalev, right, hits Andre Ward during a
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Sergey Kovalev, right, hits Andre Ward during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) and Sergey Kovalev battle in the third round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Andre Ward, left, fights Sergey Kovalev during a
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Andre Ward, left, fights Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) hits Sergey Kovalev with a left in the sixth round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward gestures to the crowd as he enters the ring for his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) reacts as reacts as referee Tony Weeks stops his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Andre Ward, right, hits Sergey Kovalev during a
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Andre Ward, right, hits Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward celebrates after his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during
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Andre Ward celebrates after defeating Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (R) throws a left at Andre Ward in the first round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward reacts after his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev arrives for his light heavyweight championship bout against Andre Ward at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev gestures to the crowd as he enters the ring for his light heavyweight championship bout against Andre Ward at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Andre Ward, right, and Sergey Kovalev fight during
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Andre Ward, right, and Sergey Kovalev fight during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev takes a hit from Andre Ward during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward celebrates after his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (R) throws a left at Sergey Kovalev in the sixth round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward arrives for his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) punches Sergey Kovalev during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward celebrates after winning his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) reacts as reacts as referee Tony Weeks stops his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (L) throws a left at Andre Ward in the fifth round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward is tended to between rounds during his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (R) throws a left at Sergey Kovalev in the seventh round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (R) takes a punch from Sergey Kovalev during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Referee Tony Weeks steps in to separate Andre
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Referee Tony Weeks steps in to separate Andre Ward and Sergey Kovalev as they battle in the fourth round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round.

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev looks on after being defeated by Andre Ward in a light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) throws a left at Sergey Kovalev in the second round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) and Sergey Kovalev battle it out during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (L) throws a left at Andre Ward in the seventh round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (L) and Andre Ward battle during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) and Sergey Kovalev battle it out during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (R) punches Sergey Kovalev during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) reacts as reacts as referee Tony Weeks stops his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (L) and Andre Ward battle it out during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward celebrates after his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his title with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (L) and Andre Ward battle during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward walks to the ring before his light heavyweight championship bout against Sergey Kovalev at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Andre Ward, left, hits Sergey Kovalev during a
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Andre Ward, left, hits Sergey Kovalev during a light heavyweight championship boxing match Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Sergey Kovalev (R) throws a left at Andre Ward in the sixth round of their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
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LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) and Sergey Kovalev battle during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward
(Credit: Getty Images / Christian Petersen)

LAS VEGAS, NV - JUNE 17: Andre Ward (L) and Sergey Kovalev battle it out during their light heavyweight championship bout at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on June 17, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Ward retained his WBA/IBF/WBO titles with a TKO in the eighth round. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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