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Larry Merchant: Kovalev-Ward was a classic hometown decision

Former HBO commentator Larry Merchant gives his take on the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward fight.

FightHub caught up with former HBO fight commentator Larry Merchant to get his thoughts on the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward Fight. Here's what he had to say:

"I thought it was a classic hometown decision, I thought Kovalev won the fight."

On the performance of both Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward:

"It was more ugly than beautiful. The match itself was better than the fight."

On if he was surprised by Ward's adjustments halfway through the fight:

"I give Ward credit, he fought the best fight he could, but it was one punch and clinch and I just think he didn't do enough but the judges all agreed.

"I didn't score it, I thought it was 7-5 for Kovalev with the knockdown. If it was 6-6, he still wins the fight. They scored it 7-5 for Ward."

On if he would like to see a rematch:

"No, I don't think it was a good enough fight for a rematch. But that doesn't mean it won't happen."

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