Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev am 2. November in Las Vegas!

It seems as if the teams of Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev could agree on a fight between the two.  This reports in any case boxing insider Mike Coppinger.

After the Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) was already world champion in super welter, middle and super middleweight, should now be the fourth title.  Rumors have been circulating for several months now that Canelo could face down to WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) next.  Now boxing insider Mike Coppinger reported via Twitter that both parties are finalizing the contract for the upcoming fight.

A final decision and an official announcement of the fight could be expected next week.  According to Coppinger, both boxers will meet in Las Vegas on November 2nd in the T-Mobile Arena.  Streaming giant DAZN, with whom Canelo only signed a multi-million dollar contract last year, will broadcast the event.  The 29-year-old Mexican Saul "Canelo" Alvarez thus gets the chance to come in a fourth weight class to World Cup gold.

After spending a lot of time in the super welter and then at the middleweight division, he ventured into a super-middleweight excursion where he defeated the British Rocky Fielding in the fight for the regular WBA title in round 3 by TKO.  Canelo was last in the fight for the IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight title against Daniel Jacobs in the ring against which he could win on points.  Since he did not want to defend the IBF title, which he relieved Jacobs, but against Derevyanchenko next and no agreement could take place, the World Association recognized him from this title.  "GGG" Golovkin, who has been in the ring twice against Canelo, will now box for the vacant title against Derevyanchenko.

For Russian Sergey Kovalev, who arrived in the autumn of his career, the fight against Canelo will be one last big payday.  Although Kovalev still has the boxer means to keep Canelo at bay and is one of the best light heavyweights in the division, he will sooner or later have problems with the Mexican marching forward.  Kovalev was able to defend his WBO title last time against the British Anthony Yarde.  After he was very close to the KO himself in the 8th round, the "Krusher" found his way back into the fight and knocked out his opponent with a jab on lap 11.

With 1.83 m Kovalev is 10 cm larger than Canelo and in terms of range, the advantages are clear in the Russians.  For the Mexican, it could also be difficult to show through the increased muscle mass in the back laps still appropriate endurance.  Canelo is expected to enter this duel as a favorite.  Age and talent speak for the Mexican, who currently holds middle and super middleweight titles.  The fact that he has no problems with larger opponents and can specifically work to the body, he also showed last impressive against Rocky Fielding.


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