Team Kovalev will submit a protest to the result of the second fight with ward

© AP Photo / John LocherАндре ward and Sergey Kovalev during the battle. 17 Jun 2017Team Kovalev will submit a protest to the result of the second fight with ward© AP Photo / John Locher

The team of the boxer Sergey Kovalev on Monday will submit a protest to the result of the second fight with American Andre ward, said the Russian promoter Kathy Duva.

Saturday was the fight for the title Boxing organizations, the WBA, IBF and WBO in the light heavyweight division. The fight was a rematch — a year ago, the Russian lost to the American in Las Vegas. The judges unanimously gave the victory to the ward, which caused dissatisfaction of the Russian boxer.

«@andreward stops @KrusherKovalev with a savage right for the championship.» — @maxkellerman on Ward 8th-round TKO @2 WardKovalev pic.twitter.com/Xl5V9zVtNx

— HBOboxing (@HBOboxing) 18 Jun 2017

This time, Kovalev has lost ward by TKO. The referee interfered in the match after the Russians got shot in the groin and then missed a series of strikes.

«We will submit the protest on Monday, we will ask the Commission to reconsider the replay attacks, the Russians below the belt. It’s a shame,» said Duva reporters.

Later was published the judge’s notes of the battle: at the time of stoppage of the match ward won on the cards of two judges.

ICYMI, here’s the scorecard for #KovalevWard2 pic.twitter.com/UCq3t5uSP1

— Heidi Fang (@HeidiFang) 18 Jun 2017

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