Sergey Kovalev vs Andre Ward: What time does it start, what TV channel is it on, where can I watch it?

Everything you need to know about light heavyweight title fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas

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Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward will finally meet each other in the ring this weekend, in what is perhaps boxing's most hotly-anticipated fight of the year.

Both sit inside The Ring’s top five pound-for-pound fighters, ranked second and fourth respectively, and whoever emerges from Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena victorious will have a strong claim to being the world’s best.

Kovalev, a bombastic knock-out puncher, will be risking his three world light heavyweight titles, while Ward's ring intelligence saw off all-comers at 168lbs. Both men are unbeaten.

When and where is it?

The fight will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on 19 November.

What time will it start?

The ringwalk is expected at approximately 4.00am GMT.

Where can I watch it?

The fight will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 with coverage starting at 2.00am GMT.

Who will win?

What’s on the line?

Kovalev’s WBA, IBF and WBO world light heavyweight titles will be contested.

Who’s on the undercard?

Oleksandr Gvozdyk vs. Isaac Chilemba
10 rounds, super middleweight

Curtis Stevens vs. James de la Rosa
10 rounds, middleweight

Maurice Hooker vs. Darleys Perez
10 rounds, super lightweight

What are they saying?

Kovalev: "For me, each fight is like a street fight as just like on the street you never really know what an opponent is going to do. If I get this win then I might be considered the pound-for-pound number one, but I'm not thinking about it - that is simply a bonus."

Ward: "He is a big bully and he talks a good game. He tries to intimidate with 'he does this, I am going to do that'. Well, do it, and then see what happens. For every action that he has in there, [there] is going to be a reaction and he just needs to understand that.”

What are their records?

Wins, wins by knockout, draws, losses

Kovalev: W30 KO26 D1 L0

Ward: W30 KO15 D0 L0

What are the odds?

Kovalev: 13/10
Kovalev by knock-out: 9/4
Kovalev by decision: 29/5

Ward: 5/6
Ward by knock-out: 15/2
Ward by decision: Evens

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