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Weekend in pictures: Ward secures controversial win over Kovalev

Frank Monkhouse | 19 June 2017

Coral’s look at the results that caught our eye

Boxing dominated the headlines over the course of the weekend, with Andre Ward stopping rival Sergey Kovalev in the eighth round of their light heavyweight world title fight in Las Vegas.

The win came in controversial circumstances however, referee Tony Weeks failing to spot an obvious low-blow, and instead of punishing S.O.G for the illegal punch, he moved in to stop a helpless Kovalev. The head-to-head stats between the two fighters now stands at 2-0 in Ward’s favour.

There was also a big win for Scotland rugby team, while Jordan Pickford saved a penalty to grab England an opening day draw vs Sweden in the U21 European Championships. Flick through our best snaps of the weekend…..

Boxer Andre Ward celebrates his eighth round TKO win over Sergey Kovalev. The beaten Russian raged in a post-fight press conference, telling reporters the referee missed a number of fouls. We haven’t heard the last of this one, with Kovalev demanding a third fight.

 

Golden Apollo won the race of the day on a dramatic afternoon at York on Saturday. The victor edged out runner-up The Wagon Wheel in a nail-biting finish, the winning distance a neck. Punters were delighted, with the result returning an SP 5/1.

 

Man of the moment Jordan Pickford saved a penalty at the U21 European Championships in England’s match with Sweden. The young Three Lions had to settle for a goalless draw, but they had their number one to thank for that.

 

Scotland celebrate with the Hopetoun Cup following a memorable 24-19 win over Australia. A fully deserved victory in Sydney, the Scots now move up to fourth in the world rankings. It was a second successive Scottish win on Australian soil.

 

Brooks Koepka held his nerve to win the US Open title on Sunday. The young American equalled the tournament’s lowest winning score, handing in a card showing 16 under. That was his first major win.