Sergey Kovalev is primed for a “street fight” when he takes on Andre Ward in the early hours of Sunday morning.
Ward and Kovalev made their grand arrivals into Las Vegas on Tuesday night ahead of their light-heavyweight showdown at Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena.
Kovalev is putting his WBO, IBF and WBA ‘Super’ world titles on the line against the unbeaten American in a much anticipated encounter.
The winner will likely be considered the best pound-for-pound fighter, but ‘Krusher’ is staying focused on the job at hand. “My dream was always to get to this level and I’ve dreamed about headlining in Las Vegas, I want to deliver a great fight for boxing fans around the world.
“My right hand will do the job that I need to do in this fight, I don’t really have any plans going into my fights – you never know what will happen.
“For me, each fight is like a street fight as just like on the street you never really know what an opponent is going to do.
“If I get this win then I might be considered the pound-for-pound number one, but I’m not thinking about it – that is simply a bonus.”