CANELO ALVAREZ STOPS SERGEY KOVALEV TO CAPTURE THE WBO LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT WORLD TITLE AND BECOME
A FOUR-DIVISION CHAMPION.
LAS VEGAS – Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs), the face of boxing and the king of the middleweight division, successfully stopped Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-4-1, 28 KOs) in the eleventh round of a 12-round fight to capture the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title and become a four-division world champion. The event took place Saturday, Nov. 2 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and was streamed exclusively live on DAZN. “I’m very thankful,” said Canelo Alvarez. “This is just a step in my career, in my history, and all I ask of you, is to be patient because Canelo will make history. That’s a guarantee.” “The plan overall was patience, that was basically it – to have patience. We knew it was going to be five, six rounds and it was going to take some time for me to get him. But honestly he’s a great fighter. I’m new at this weight, new in this division. Much credit to him, he’s a great fighter, but we stuck to our game plan. It was delayed a little bit but overall it was successful.” “It was a very close fight because he was defensive, he was closing up his guard. All he was doing was trying to establish points, but we knew what was coming. Inevitably it would come, and everything came out the way we had planned.”
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