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Ward vs. Kovalev 2: Live Boxing Results

On Saturday, June 17, 2017, Andre Ward put an emphatic end to his rivalry with Sergey Kovalev by stopping him in their highly-anticipated rematch.

Check out the results from all of the other bouts below.

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Live Boxing Results

Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev

Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Moises Flores

Guillermo Rigondeaux defetaed Moises Flores by TKO at 2:59 of the first round.

Rigondeaux: “The Mexican was a brave kid. I commend him for getting in the ring with me. He has more guts than a lot of these other guys. We both threw combinations at the same time at the end of the first round. But mine was quicker and more accurate. It was only a matter of time. I fight to give the best performance to the public and all the fans. I am making everyone disappear at 122. I am always available. Tell me who is next. I want all of them, and will take them out one by one. I hope the whole world sees what it is like to get in the ring with me. I am tired of the press and everyone saying I am boring. You see what happens when someone brings the fight to me.”

Dmitry Bivol vs. Cedric Agnew

Dmitry Bivol defetaed Cedric Agnew by TKO at 1:27 of the fourth round.

Bivol: “I’m very glad the flight went this way. I found my ways that I practiced and I used them and you saw the results. I didn’t think he was going to work more as right-handed, as orthodox, but I was ready for everything so the fight ran smooth for me. I tried to open him up but for some reason. he didn’t want to go. He was close, he was very defensive and going back. But anyways, I won the fight!”

Luis Arias vs. Arif Magomedov

Luis Arias defeated Arif Magomedov by TKO at 1:16 of the fifth round.

Luis Arias: “Finally! Your just heard my name. Top 10 all around. Easy work.”

Arif Magomedov: “There’s really not a lot I can say about this. He caught me with a really good shot and I couldn’t do anything about it.”

Tramaine Williams vs. Christopher Martin

Tramaine “The Might Midget” Williams defeats Christopher Martin by TKO in round 2.

Williams really pushed the pace on Martin. At one point in round 1 Williams had Martin hurt on the ropes, but the veteran Martin quickly clinched and survived the round.

At 1:48 into Round 2 referee Kenny Bayless stepped in and stopped the bout. The stoppage seemed to happen prematurely as no large punches connected that caused any damage to Martin yet in the round.

Martin was very visibly upset by the stoppage. Williams now improves to 11-0 and earns his 4th KO.

Fabiano Pena vs. Vaughn Alexander

Vaughn Alexander improves to 10-0 with 7 KO’s by defeating Fabiano Pena (16-7-1, 13 KO’s) in round 5 of a schedule 8 round bout.

Alexander looked very solid in many areas as he defeating Pena as he could not continue due to a rib injury.

The ability of Alexander to cut off the ring and punish the body were standouts in the bout.

Keep an eye out for Alexander as his promotional team should look to advance him through the middleweight division quickly.

Junior Younan vs. Zoltan Sera

Junior Younan defeated Zoltan Sera by TKO at 1:39 of the first round.

Junior Younan: “I wanted to come out and make a statement and I did just that! I knew I could get it done in one round. I did all I could. I worked my ass off! The love that I have gotten since I arrived in Las Vegas has been tremendous. Thank you! And thank you to my promotor, Roc Nation Sports, for getting me to the greatest stage in boxing!”

Enriko Gogokhia vs. Jonathan Steele

Enriko Gogokhia defeated Jonathan Steele by unanimous decision.

Enriko Gogokhia: “I thought it was a good fight. I really wanted to knock him out but I also wanted to play with him and make him go a little harder. He was just the fighter I thought he would be and I was prepared for him. I am happy with my performance.”

Jonathan Steele: “Hopefully I will get back in there, I want revenge so hopefully I will be looking forward to a rematch. It was a great fight. I really enjoyed my first time in Vegas, it’s a beautiful thing. It was a very humbling experience. I will go harder in the gym and I’ll come back out here and continue on my path to become the world champion.”

Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Alex Sandro Duarte

Bakhram Murtazaliev defeated Alex Sandro by TKO at 1:31 of the first round.

Bakhram Murtazaliev: “I’m very happy. The fight went so quickly that I didn’t have time to even think about how I felt. I didn’t intend to knock him out, it just happened.”

Alex Sandro Duarte: “He was taller and stronger than me. I was fighting in a weight class that was above my normal weight class. I am disappointed.”

John Bauza vs. Brandon Sanudo

Bauza dominated from the opening bell. Brando Sanudo could not keep the high paced Bauza off of him.

Sanudo was able to survive the first round but by the 2nd round the barrage of punches did not stop and referee Kenny Bayless called a stop to the contest.

Bauza earns a second-round TKO victory.

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