Boxing

In boxing's down year, Kovalev vs Ward could be best of 2016

Andre Ward has done just about everything in boxing except the one thing that truly defines fighters these days — headline a pay-per-view card in this gambling city.

It's been a long time coming but he can check that off Saturday when he meets Sergey Kovalev in what might be the best fight of what has been a down year for the sport. The two meet for Kovalev's light heavyweight titles in a rare matchup of unbeaten fighters in their prime.

"I've been here so many times for so many fights. I just wasn't fighting," Ward said. "The difference is I'm the headliner now and it feels good. What this town represents for the sport of boxing, it's an honor to be...

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