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Andre Ward, well-renowned boxer and Oakland Raiders fan, beat Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas on Saturday in an eight-round technical knockout to improve his record to 32-0.
The victory helped Ward preserve his three light heavyweight titles and his unblemished record.
While exiting the ring, Ward gave a shout out to his beloved team, as he was born and raised in the city of Oakland, via the Raiders’ official Twitter account.
— OAKLAND RAIDERS (@RAIDERS) June 19, 2017
The Oakland native has gained quite the local following as Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry and forward Kevin Durant were all in attendance at Las Vegas’s Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Recently, Oakland players have been spending a lot of time around legendary players and organizations, for they spent plenty of time at Warrior games during their historic run and now they watched Ward this weekend.
As such, the Raiders know what greatness looks like. With the right pieces finally in place, Oakland has a great shot to make history this season in the Bay Area.
Ryan is currently a student at the University of North Carolina. He grew up in the Bay Area and has had Raiders season tickets his entire life fostering his love for the NFL. He has founded his own sports website, thejrreport.com and works at the Sports Desk for the Daily Tar Heel. You can follow Ryan on twitter @rytime98 if you want to discuss anything sports.