Canelo, Kovalev Finalizing Nov. 2 Bout

After months of speculation and weeks of negotiations, current two-division WBA champion Canelo Alvarez and WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev are reportedly finalizing an agreement for a light heavyweight title fight on Nov. 2 in Las Vegas.

The report comes courtesy of Mike Coppinger of The Athletic.

Alvarez and Kovalev were in discussions about a possible fight this summer, but Kovalev elected to face his mandatory challenger, Anthony Yarde. Yarde also refused a sum of step-aside money from Alvarez’s team. Kovalev knocked out Yarde late in their title fight two weeks ago.

Alvarez was last in action back in May, defeating Daniel Jacobs in an entertaining fight to become unified WBA/WBC/IBF champion. The IBF stripped Alvarez of their title after refusing to face mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and the WBC elected to move Alvarez to “Franchise Champion.”

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