This Saturday, November 19th, the most important night on my 2016 boxing calendar arrives Andre Ward v. Sergey Kovalev for THE Light Heavyweight World Championship. Nevermind who has what titles, for what organizations at 175 pounds, this is the only fight that truly matters at this weight.
I am picking Andre Ward to win this bout, even in the face of some notable opposition, namely Mr. Darnell Boone who has fought both fighters, knocking them both down, and damn near knocking Andre Ward out.
This fight boils down to that classical match-up of Boxer vs. Puncher, even though both of these guys are so much more than the simple labels imply. Ward is much more than just a boxer; he is the single craftiest active fighter in the World. Meanwhile, Sergey Kovalev is a much better technical boxer than his critics give him credit for.
In short, I