Andre Ward's rematch with Sergey Kovalev will be shown on Sky Sports
Last Updated: 12/05/17 12:07am
Andre Ward's eagerly-anticipated rematch with Sergey Kovalev will be shown live on Sky Sports.
The American overcame a second-round knockdown to claim a razor-thin points victory over Kovalev last November and the light-heavyweights can end debate about the decision in their second fight in Las Vegas on June 17.
Ward is considered the sport's pound-for-pound No 1 after he secured the WBA 'super', IBF, and WBO titles to cement his status as the top fighter in the division.
But Kovalev has continued to question the first defeat of his professional career, with all three judges scoring the fight by just one point in Ward's favour, and both men have traded heated words in recent months.
Adam Smith, head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: "This is one of the most intriguing rematches we've had for years. The first one was close and caused plenty of debate, and the second could well do just the same.
"Should Kovalev have got it, especially after that second-round knockdown, or did Ward's superior skills deserve the decision? Either way both will be out to prove they are the best light-heavyweight in the world, again."