Canelo-Kovalev Eyed For Vegas
Canelo Alvarez’s reign over the Las Vegas Strip will continue this November, as his rumored November 2nd clash with Sergey Kovalev will bring them both back to Sin City.
Boxing Scene’s Keith Idec reported the two will face off at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 2nd, not T-Mobile Arena where Alvarez has been featured since its opening in 2016.
One interesting piece of the negotiations is the rumors of Kovalev getting a three-fight deal with DAZN as part of his agreement to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Canelo.
Top Rank CEO and Kovalev’s co-promoter Bob Arum made it clear that Kovalev DOES have the deal, but with a catch.
“What is correct is that we will wait for the announcement for the fight but Kovalev, if he loses to Canelo, he will have two come back fights (on DAZN) but if he wins he goes back to Top Rank and ESPN.”
“Well Canelo Alvarez is a tough opponent for Kovalev because even though Kovalev is so much bigger and has that great left jab, Kovalev doesn’t take it that well to the body,” Arum continued.
“Andre Ward showed that. Yarde showed that. The one thing Canelo has as his great weapon is his body punching so we’ll have to see – but that is a world-class fight, Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene