Canelo May Lose Kovalev
After being mentioned and negotiating to be Canelo Alvarez’ September 14th opponent, light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev may finally have locked in a defense against Anthony Yarde on August 24th.
Kovalev, who per Boxing Scene is still negotiating with Alvarez for September 14th, has a fight in place with his mandatory challenger for August 24th at the Traktor Sports Palace in Kovalev’s hometown of Chelyabinsk, Russia,
Alvarez nearly was out of the running much earlier than Friday, as Kovalev’s team at Main Events would reject an intial offer that was less than what Daniel Jacobs made to fight Alvarez in May, and would yield Kovalev less month than he would have earned to fight Yarde, due to a heft step-aside fee that would need to be paid.
Now, a more significant offer has been put on the table, as Golden Boy seems to not want to do a third fight between Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin, which is the only non-Kovalev fight approved by Alvarez’ streaming partner, DAZN.
Report: Boxing Scene