LAS VEGAS, November 17, 2016 – In the last news conference before their meeting in the ring at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas Saturday, light heavyweights Sergey Kovalev of Russia (30-0-1, 26 KOs) and Andre Ward of the United States (30-0, 15 KOs), will talk with the boxing news media today at 4 p.m. ET. Communities Digital News will stream live video here.
This light heavyweight contest for Kovalev’s world title between two unbeaten champions is the most significant fight of 2016. Whoever wins on Saturday will likely dethrone Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez of Nicaragua to be considered the world’s number one pound for pound best boxer.
While these events are tightly scripted as a daytime soap opera, it does present the opportunity to try and read the smallest clues to try and gain insight on who’s got the edge in the fight. Call it Sweet Science forensics. It’s the boxing equivalent of watching the horses parading around the paddock ring before placing your bet.
After the news conference, the final public event will be Friday’s weigh-in. In the 72 hours before the fight, let the pundits and the fans argue; let the bets be placed. Everyone will find out how the drama ends on Saturday, November 19, at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT. Follow all the live action and our reports from ringside throughout Fight Week.
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Gayle Lynn Falkenthal, APR, is President/Owner of the Falcon Valley Group in San Diego, California. She is also a serious boxing fan covering the Sweet Science for Communities. Read more Ringside Seat in Communities Digital News. Follow Gayle on Facebook and on Twitter @PRProSanDiego.
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