CANELO VS KOVALEV:Canelo Alvarez is daring to be great on Saturday night in Las Vegas when he moves up two weight classes to take on WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. The unified middleweight champion will move up 15 pounds to attempt to secure a world title in a fourth weight class after scoring a decision win over Daniel Jacobs in May.
Kovalev, meanwhile, comes into this bout fresh off a win over Anthony Yarde in which he needed to rally late to score an 11th round TKO. The 36-year-old may very well be entering the last fight of his career against one of the sport’s biggest stars.
With so much going down ahead of the fight, let’s take a look at everything you need to know before Canelo and Kovalev in the center of the ring in Las Vegas.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2 | Time: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena– Las Vegas, Nevada
TV/Stream: DAZN (subscription required)
Note: This page will be updated constantly throughout the week. Be sure to check back in as we get closer to the fight. Odds courtesy of MGM.
Boxing’s biggest star will take on one of his most challenging opponents to date on Saturday when unified middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez faces light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev.
The 175-pound title bout will headline a pay-per-view card from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and represents an opportunity for Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs), the 29-year-old Mexican star, to win a world title in a fourth weight division.
Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), a native of Russia, will defend the WBO title he won by outpointing Eleider Alvarez in their February rematch.
Let’s take a closer look at the biggest storylines entering this weekend.
Can he do it? Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez steps into the ring on Saturday in Las Vegas looking to become a four-weight world champion.
The Mexican born fighter has already won titles at light middleweight, middleweight and super middleweight and will be stepping up two weight divisions for this weekends clash.
It’s a potentially historic night of boxing in store, and you can watch all the action as it happens, no matter where on Earth you are, with our Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev live stream guide.
Best known for his trademark quick combos, Kovalev retained his belt in August following a stoppage win over Britain’s Anthony Yarde , bringing his record to 29 knockouts in 34 victories.
Canelo’s mastery of boxing has seen him notch up a fearsome pro record a fearsome 51-1-2, but can he make the leap up two weight divisions and score a victory over an experienced performer at this level?