Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

Where is Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev taking place? MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada

When is Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev and what time does it start? Sunday 3rd November, 2019 – 04:00 approx (UK)

What TV channel is Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev on? Sky Sports Action

Where can I stream Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev? Sky Sports subscribers can stream the fight via Sky Go. The fight will also be available to stream via the DAZN website and app

Are tickets still available for Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev?
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THE LOWDOWN

CANELO ALVAREZ

  • After those huge yet controversial bouts with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo still just has one loss on his illustrious record and has since added two more wins; a brilliant TKO over Rocky Fielding and a unanimous decision over Daniel Jacobs.
  • Canelo is the number three ranked pound-for-pound fighter in the world with his only loss coming to arguably the greatest boxer of all time in Floyd Mayweather.
  • Canelo moves up two weight classes from middleweight to light heavyweight so will have a considerable speed advantage over Kovalev.

SERGEY KOVALEV

  • Kovalev’s knockout loss to Eleider Alvarez back in August last year did not prove to be much of a setback as he won the rematch with a unanimous decision and then went on to knock out Anthony Yarde late to set up this super fight with Canelo.
  • Kovalev has always been known for his knockout power and has an impressive finishing 85% percentage from his 34 wins.
  • Canelo is on a different level to the opponents Kovalev has fought before but the Mexican is a natural middleweight so Kovalev's size and power will be a threat.

THE PREDICTION

This will be a battle between the technique and speed of Canelo and the power of Kovalev. However, Kovalev's power will count for nothing if he cannot connect. Canelo's speed and movement should be enough to avoid damage and consistently counter with varied attacks to earn the points.

Winner: Canelo via Decision

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