Kovalev Calls Canelo Fight Fixed, Trainer Responds

Sergey Kovalev admitted that he was not up to snuff heading into his fight against Canelo Alvarez on November 2nd.

In an interview, Kovalev admitted that he was physically exhausted due to preparing for an August 24th fight with Anthony Yarde and immediately going back into camp to fight Alvarez just over two months later.

Kovalev’s comments, including one that he only took the fight because of the payday which is reported to be $12 million, have many believing the fight was fixed and that Kovalev had no incentive to give forth any effort against Alvarez.

“First of all, I want to clarify, as a coach and manager of Saul, that we do not dehydrate anyone or fix or buy fights or opponents. We have always adapted to the terms of the opponents and even with (Floyd) Mayweather we accepted his agreed-upon weight of 152 pounds,” Eddy Reynoso told ESPN Deportes.

“It seems that there are dark intentions to discredit our fighter and more than anything, try to minimize his achievements. As true fans and as Mexicans, we should be proud that at this time the best fighter is Mexican.”

Initial Report: Boxing Scene

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