Tonight, November 2, former IBF and current WBC, WBA, lineal and Ring Magazine world champion, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez returns to the ring against Sergey Kovalev at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Alvarez, current WBA super middleweight world champion, moves up to light heavyweight to challenge WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev.
In the main event, Alvarez defeated Kovalev in an 11th round TKO. Alvarez came out in the first couple of rounds feeling out Kovalev’s striking and distance. Kovalev established his distance early in the fight keeping Alvarez at bay. During the middle rounds, Alvarez dominated the fight with his signature counter-punches. Kovalev did come back in the later rounds re-establishing his reach and jabs to make the fight close, according to the score cards. In the end, Alvarez landed a devastating left-right combination in the 11th, to obtain his light heavyweight world championship belt.
If you blinked, in the co-main event, you missed the surging Ryan Garcia put on a clinic of pure boxing super-stardom in the lightweight division. Garcia ended the fight in phenomenal fashion in round one with a devastating combination. After being crowned the NABO Lightweight Champion, the sky is the limit for this 21-year old phenom moving forward.
Canelo-Kovalev will stream live and exclusively on DAZN beginning at 9 p.m. ET.
Canelo Alvarez def. Sergey Kovalev Light Heavyweight via TKO (2:13 Rd. 11)
Ryan Garcia def. Romero Duno via KO (1:33 Rd. 1) WINS NABO LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Bakhram Murtazaliev def. Jorge Fortea Junior Middleweight via unanimous dec. (120-108; 119-109; 118-110)
Seniesa Estrada def. Marlen Esparza via Technical Unanimous Dec. (9th Rd.) WINS WBA INTERIM FLYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP
Blair Cobbs def. Carlos Ortiz Welterweight via TKO (3:00 Rd. 6) WINS NABF WELTERWEIGHT TITLE
Evan Holyfield def. Nick Winstead WBO Junior Middleweight championship via KO (:16 Rd 1)