By Carlos Boogs

James Prince, manager of IBF, WBA, WBO light heavyweight world champion Andre "SOG" Ward (31-0, 15 KOs), is confident his fighter will dominate Sergey "Krusher" Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) in the upcoming rematch.

Last November, Ward got off the floor in the second round to win a twelve round unanimous decision to hand Kovalev his first career defeat and capture the three world titles. All three judges scored it 114-113.

There was a rematch clause in place, and the second fight is scheduled for Saturday, June 17 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. 

In the aftermath of the first contest, there has been a lot of trash talking between both sides.

Kovalev and his handlers believe they were robbed of a clear victory by the judges in Las Vegas. The dangerous Russian puncher has promised to end Ward's career in June.

Prince believes Ward completely figured Kovalev out last November and the second fight will be a lot easier.

“Now, to get down to business over here. Kovalev’s manager, let me begin with him. The man got up here and said he doesn’t talk a lot, but as we can see he had quite a bit to say. He said a lot, but he didn’t tell the truth, but I like to shine the spotlight on some of those lies he told," Prince said.

"As far as Andre Ward, he’s a gold medalist. When you become a gold medalist, that means you fought not only people in Russia, but people around the world. He represented the United States of America in 2004 and won the gold medal. That means you traveled the world and defeated everybody before you. Who can dispute that? We have a good medalist here, which means we have the truth.

“I keep telling these guys over here, beginning with Sergio, I keep telling them that you can’t sell no fear to us, we’re men of God. We’re not buying any fear about what you want to do. We’ve cracked your code and we’re going to pick up where we left off come June 17.