The Olympic gold medalist survived a early knockdown on Saturday night to do just enough to win a narrow decision over Sergey Kovalev in a battle of unbeaten light heavyweights.
Kovalev landed 126 of 474 punches (26%), compared to 116 of 337 for Ward (34.4%). But the only numbers that matter are 114-113: the score on all three official cards.
Official cards from tonight’s #KovalevWard fight. Sergey won one of a possible 18 rounds during the second half.