Sergey Kovalev's promoter Main Events to file a protest over fight result
Published: June 18, 2017
LAS VEGAS - According to Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports, Sergey Kovalev's promoter Main Events plans to file a protest regarding Saturday night's result of the fight, citing that Andre Ward hit Sergey Kovalev with repeated low blows.
Main Events plans to file a protest, citing the repeated low blows.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) June 18, 2017
ESPN Reporter Arash Markazi captured video of the scene at the post-fight press conference as fans reacted to Main Events CEO Kathy Duva speaking on what took place and their plans to file a protest.
Andre Ward won via eighth round stoppage after he landed a barrage of body shots that prompted referee Tony Weeks to step in and call a halt to the contest.
Video replay seemed to indicate that a few of the shots may have landed low, or on the beltline, which Kathy Duva feels may provide sufficient evidence to support their claim.
(Feature photo: HBO Boxing)