Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 | 2 a.m.
What makes perfect sense has real potential to develop into a perfect mess.
Unbeaten Andre Ward’s come-from-behind, unanimous-decision victory Saturday night to claim three light-heavyweight belts from previously undefeated Sergey Kovalev was a bout that realized the hype and hopes.
The third meeting of unbeatens ranked in boxing’s mythical top-five pound-for-pound list fulfilled expectations and boosted the profiles of two more fighters at a time boxing could use more name brands. It also had a rematch clause.
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