Well Ward and his camp are certainly embracing the whole "being the heel" aspect of the game.
I say fuck it. Go full on bad guy, because all this catching the Holy Ghost ain't done shit for your career maing.
The irony is that although having Kovalev frothing at the mouth like a rabid dog plays right into Ward's hands, it's also the only real shot that Krusher has of beating Ward.
Fuck all the Boxing shit, as I've said before. Kovalev basically has to go in there like a madman with his jockstrap on fire or some shit. Get in there and windmill punch like a madman on some Barrio Fight Night/Worldstarhiphop shit.
Kovalev will not and cannot win a decision. He has to go out there and literally try and end Ward's career in one night. Has to hope that Ward at age 32/33 has slowed down just enough to catch that fade that he used to be able to dance away from.
I feel as though Ward has to be the favorite because he would generally be a safe bet to find a way to crawl to a Decision victory, but yeah, this is finally getting exciting.