Sergey Kovalev out for revenge against Andre Ward in hostile rematch

• Russian lost controversial unanimous decision in first fight against Ward
• Kovalev has hired new strength coach in attempt to regain lost titles

Sergey Kovalev is convinced he did enough to defeat Andre Ward when they met for the unified light heavyweight championship in the autumn but this time he is determined to sprint through the tape.

The Russian nicknamed Krusher dumped Ward to the canvas early on and dominated the first half of their November fight but he faded just enough to allow the Olympic champion from Oakland to escape with a narrow, controversial unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 114-113 for Ward.

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