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Andre Ward Takes Home Title, Shouts Out Raider Nation

Posted Jun 19, 2017

Longtime Raiders fan Andre Ward secured another impressive win over the weekend, taking down Sergey Kovalev.

Andre Ward

It’s been quite a few days for the city of Oakland.

First, in the aftermath of the Golden State Warriors second championship in three years, the team held a celebratory parade, and then two days later, homegrown talent Andre Ward took down Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas to retain his trio of light heavyweight titles.

The boxer – born and raised in Oakland – beat Kovalev following an eighth round technical knockout, improving Ward’s career record to an impressive 31-0 in the process.

Ward, a lifelong Raiders fan, had a ton of celebrity friends on hand to support him in his quest for another win over Kovalev, including Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and current Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.

Before he left the ring, Ward even gave a quick acknowledgment to Raider Nation; you can check out the clip, below.