Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev Live :: Kovalev’s most recent fight happened on when Kovalev overcame adversity and scored an 11th round stoppage against Anthony Yarde to retain his WBO light heavyweight championship. Meanwhile, Canelo was last seen in action back in May when he was awarded a workmanlike unanimous decision victory against Daniel Jacobs, where Canelo successfully defended the unified middleweight championship.
For this contest, Canelo will be moving up to 175 pounds to face one of the absolute best boxers currently competing at light heavy. Kovalev may not be the same tremendous force he was prior to his bouts against Andre Ward, but he still has a world class jab, and he’s been fine-tuning his style to great effect since suffering a knockout loss at the hands of Eleider Alvarez some 13 months ago. Kovalev since avenged that loss when he won a unanimous decision against Eleider in February prior to facing Yarde.
Does Kovalev still have enough in the tank to take on a prime elite boxer like Canelo? And can Canelo handle the size and power of one of the fiercest punchers at 175 in recent years? November 2 is just around the corner, and we will soon know the answers to these questions.
This edition of Rummy’s Corner provides a brief preview and prediction for the highly anticipated forthcoming light heavyweight championship bout between Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev. For one man’s take on the situation, please watch and enjoy the video.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez’s WBO title fight against Sergey Kovalev is live on Sky Sports as the Mexican star makes an audacious attempt to become a four-weight champion.
‘Canelo’ can cement his status as one of the finest pound-for-pound fighters in the sport as he steps up two weight divisions to challenge Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight belt in Las Vegas on November 2.
The Russian champion retained his belt with a stoppage win over Britain’s Anthony Yarde in August, displaying the punch power that has provided 29 knockouts in 34 victories for ‘Krusher.’
Earlier in the evening, Katie Taylor challenges Christina Linardatou for the WBO super-lightweight belt, while former world champion Anthony Crolla ends his career with a final fight on the same Manchester bill, live on Sky Sports.
Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn said: “This schedule just keeps getting better and better and what a night we have on Sky Sports next Saturday!
“Then we flip to Vegas for arguably the fight of the year when pound-for-pound superstar Canelo moves up to try and win a win a world title in a fourth weight division against Sergey Kovalev. What a night, what a schedule – this is boxing on Sky Sports!”
Adam Smith, Head of Sky Sports Boxing, said: “I’m absolutely delighted that Canelo’s massive world title clash with Sergey Kovalev will be shown live on Sky Sports in another fantastic addition to our sensational pre-Christmas schedule.
“Then we head over to Las Vegas for Canelo’s audacious attempt to topple the fearsome Sergey Kovalev at light-heavyweight. It’s a superb night
The fight game continues to be red hot as we begin to wind down 2019. With huge boxing unifications fights as well as PPV blockbusters on the horizon, the final three months of the year could be the best we’ve seen yet from boxing.
Arguably the biggest star in the sport is back in action this November when Canelo Alvarez takes on Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title. Alvarez will be moving up 15 pounds in weight to attempt to claim a world title in a fourth division. The card also features the return of top Golden Boy Promotions prospect Ryan Garcia.
Later in November, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder will put his belt on the line in a 2018 rematch with Luis Ortiz. Wilder rallied for a thrilling ninth-round knockout over Ortiz to set up his blockbuster showdown with Tyson Fury later in the year.