PRESS RELEASE: Roc Nation has reserved Mandalay Bay on 6/17 for HBO PPV Ward/Kovalev Rematch
Dan Rafael reported:
Roc Nation Sports has reserved Mandalay Bay Events Center for June 17 and asked the Nevada Commission for the date, as well as HBO PPV, for the Andre Ward vs Sergey Kovalev rematch.
My analysis is that this is not pen to paper but it is indeed a good sign that Ward is not going to retire as he was hinting at. All along I thought that Ward was simply vying for the upper hand by threatening to retire. Sure, he can be a bit "aloof" shall we say, but he is a competitor that is going to want to leave no doubt as to himself being the better man over Kovalev. All we have been seeing with his retirement talk is simply an outside the box move to alter negotiations in his favor, as I see it. Bank on the rematch and this looks like the first step towards it happening.