The Mexican boxing superstar is finalizing a deal to move up to light heavyweight to take on WBO champion Sergey Kovalev on November 2nd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez has never fought at light heavyweight before, and would be moving up two divisions (160 lbs to 175 lbs) to challenge the Russian power-puncher. The mega-fight in Bendigo Kovalev vs Alvarez 2 LIVE Boxing on November 2nd with DAZN.
Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) unified his WBA and WBC middleweight titles with then-IBF champion Daniel Jacobs, winning a unanimous decision this past May. All eyes turned towards the possibility of a trilogy with Gennadiy Golovkin, but all reports indicate that Alvarez has no interest in facing him next, so Golden Boy and DAZN explored other options.
The Kovalev vs Canelo fight will be officially broadcast on Fox Sports and Foxtel throughout Australia and New Zealand, and will even hit overseas in the US and China, to raise Bendigo’s profile and position it as a premier sporting and tourist destination.
|Date||November 2, 2019|
|Venue||MGM Grand Garden Arena|
|Title(s) on the line||WBO light heavyweight title|
|Live Stream||Live on DAZN & SKY TV|
|Tale of the tape|
Canelo apparently had his sights set on Kovalev in September, but Kovalev had a fight with Anthony Yarde on August 24th, and Golden Boy’s offer apparently to lure Kovalev to a Canelo bout and have Yarde step aside did not work out. He was also stripped of his IBF title for not facing mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, as reported tension between Canelo and Golden Boy surfaced.
Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) regained the WBO light heavyweight title in his immediate rematch with Eleider Alvarez, winning a unanimous decision to avenge his shocking KO defeat. Against Yarde, he survived a serious scare in round eight and knocked the Brit out in the 11th round. Ordinarily, an August-to-November turnaround would be very quick for a high-level champion, especially given the near-KO he suffered, yet it looks as if they’ve agreed to terms this time around.
Sergey Kovalev vs Canelo Alvarez 2 fight card
Nov. 2: Las Vegas (DAZN)
- Title fight: Sergey Kovalev vs. Canelo Alvarez, 12 rounds, for Kovalev’s WBO light heavyweight title
- Ryan Garcia vs. Romero Duno, 12 rounds, lightweights
- Evan Holyfield vs. Nick Winstead, 4 rounds, junior middleweights
When is the Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev 2 fight?
Eleider Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev 2 commences on Saturday, Feb. 2. The main card begins at 10 p.m. Alvarez and Kovalev are expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 1:00 a.m.
How do I watch Kovalev vs Canelo 2?
The Alvarez vs Kovalev 2 fight card will be streamed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m., before switching over to ESPN at 10 p.m. The last two fights, including Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2, can be seen on the ESPN streaming service.
Where is the Alvarez vs Kovalev 2 fight?
Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev will fight their rematch at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. This marks both boxers’ first time fighting in the “Lonestar State.”
Alvarez vs Kovalev 2 betting odds
According to ProBoxingOdds.com, Eleider Alvarez is a -170 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $170 to win $100. Meanwhile, Kovalev is a +144 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $144.
Canelo Alvarez record and bio
Sergey Kovalev record and bio
Name: Sergey Kovalev
Born: April 2, 1983
Total fights: 36
Record: 32-3-1 with 28 knockouts.