There was a rare moment of unity in the boxing business at the end of Saturdays fight in Las Vegas when all three judges agreed on the score and both boxers demanded a rematch.Andre Ward won three light-heavyweight world title belts from Sergey Krusher Kovalev, but in his long battle for the hearts and pockets of boxing fans it is probably still a close fight. Ward is brilliant, a master in the boxing arts and has never received the respect his skills demand from the boxing public. He is not always slick on the eye, seldom gets a knockout in big fights and is just too darned nice.Ward survived a clean knockdown in round two when Kovalev found a rare hole in the Californian boxers brilliant defence; Ward went down heavy, smiled and jumped up quick. I smiled to say, OK, now the fight can start, said Ward.It was a fight of two very separate parts, seemingly divided equally between the two boxers; Kovalev won the first half and Ward the last six rounds. At the end the three identical scores of 114-113 were in Wards favour, he had swept rounds seven through twelve.Kovalev was desolate: I lost maybe three rounds. I want the rematch. Ward maintained his calm, his battered face a bruised accompaniment to his low-key victory speech: I had to get dirty to win and I did. I would have a rematch, sure.It is rare in a fight that divides ringside and television opinion for the judges to totally agree. It is odd, given the fact that only one point separated the pair, that people are screaming and hollering about a robbery. It was close, hard and Ward probably just deserved it. Kovalev certainly faded after six, a victim of the pace he set, Wards wrestling and possibly the years of shrinking his big body into the light-heavyweight limit have now become a real drain.Ward was in trouble in the first, down in the second and struggling in the first half of the fight. It has been a long time since Ward had a test in front of him, a long time since he dominated at super-middleweight with masterclasses against the divisions best Carl Froch, Mikkel Kessler and Arthur Abraham. He has been inactive, unimpressive and should have probably taken a hard warm-up instead of Kovalev, who had made the light-heavyweight division his personal playground since 2013.Kovalev and his promoter, Kathy Duva, went long into the night moaning about the mix of judges, the referee, some undisclosed issues Kovalev had, Wards holding. It was a familiar worn list from the lips of most first-time losers; if one of the judges had scored it wide in Wards favour their claims would have some validity. A rematch makes sense.Ward and Virgil Hunter, the man who has guided him for decades, praised the right people, complimented the deserving and slipped away. Ward made no bold claims about how clearly he had won the struggle. Its professional boxing, its not always going to be cute. I got up off the canvas and won ugly, said Ward. A rematch will mean big money, even more than the five million Ward was paid. Kovalev walked away with two million dollars. Both their reputations improved.They will probably do it again and when it happens Ward will be in better fight condition and Kovalev will know not to slip into Wards clutches. If they are both going to be better, it makes their second fight a genuine modern classic. It will still be tight, trust me. Cheap Chelsea Jersey . Hey!" The lower tier of the School End of Queens Park Rangers Loftus Road was packed solid with a very festive-sounding Chelsea choral section in this particular part of South Africa Road London, W12. Eden Hazard Jersey . The injury bothered Bledsoe in the Suns victory over the Clippers on Monday and he sat out the teams home loss to Memphis on Thursday night. http://www.chelseafcproshop.com/Kids-David-Luiz-Jersey/ . 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Green had 169 yards in catches, the first time in franchise history that a receiver and running back each had so many yards in a game.After struggling all season to score points, the Bengals pulled off one big play after another, including three touchdowns of more than 40 yards.When you put bad things on (game) film over and over, it kind of becomes what people expect from you, and thats exactly the opposite of what we expect, Hill said Monday. What we expect is what we did out there on Sunday. So weve just got to continue to put performances like that together, string them together, and build the confidence we need going down the stretch for us.The Steelers (4-3) and Ravens (3-4) lost on Sunday, leaving the Bengals only a game back in the injury-depleted division. Cincinnati is the only team that has been able to avoid significant injury.The last missing piece of the offense was back in a limited role on Sunday. Tight end Tyler Eifert got into a game for the first time since ankle surgery in the offseason. He was on the field for 15 plays, and the Bengals plan to move him into a bigger role each week.Eifert set a club record for tight ends with 13 touchdown catches last season. The offense was complete with him baack for third-down and goal-line plays.dddddddddddd Cincinnati hadnt scored so many points since a 37-3 win in Cleveland last December.That was good to help us get back on the right track, Eifert said.The defense still has some issues. The Browns were down to their sixth quarterback after Cody Kessler got a concussion in the second quarter. Undrafted rookie Kevin Hogan made his debut and ran for a team-high 104 yards and a touchdown. Cleveland rushed for 180 yards overall against a defense that got flattened by Dallas two weeks earlier.The Bengals gave up the second-fewest points in the NFL last season. 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