Canelo giving up size, Kovalev past his peak? Who has the real advantage?

The eyes of the boxing world descend upon Las Vegas this Saturday, with a HUGE light heavyweight showdown coming live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

Mexican Superstar Saul Alvarez moves up 2 weight classes to take on Russian WBO champ Sergey Kovalev, in an attempt to claim a world title in a fourth weight division.

Tale Of The Tape:

A 2 inch reach & 3 inch height advantage could pose Canelo some early problems to overcome, particularly when backed up behind a strong jab and straight right which we saw in The Krusher’s last outing against up coming star, Anthony Yarde. Canelo will look to close the distance, target the body in an attempt to tire out Kovalev and go on to potentially take a late stoppage.

Hall of Famer and Golden Boy rep Bernard Hopkins had his say on the upcoming super fight…

“I know a little bit about history. And for Canelo to take a big leap from 160 to 175, to dare
to be great, to make history, anyone that’s not educated in boxing history, wouldn’t know
what I’m talking about right now. But just in case you want to learn because it’s never too
late, it’s very historic to be in the position of Canelo. And to bite off challenges and
challenge himself and dare to be great to make history. As Oscar said, not only Mexican
history, but also boxing history. There’s very few fighters who have accomplished 160 to
175 and been successful. As you know, you’re standing and hearing from one right now.
I have a personal feeling about making history because I’ve been there and done that
and now it’s Canelo’s time. I understand what it’s like to be in there with the Krusher. He
earned that and I respect that and I respect that to this day. Enjoy this historic fight and
watch Canelo Alvarez – who I call the Evil Knievel in boxing – who’s taken on the best
so far and is now taking on the best at light heavyweight.”

It’s a win/win scenario for Canelo – if he wins, he takes another world title and if he loses, he can move back down in weight to take on some huge names in the Middleweight divisions.

BOXING GURU prediction – Canelo on points


Date – 2nd November 2019
Broadcaster – DAZN (USA) & Sky Sports Action (U.K.)
Promoter – Main Events & Golden Boy Promotions
Venue – MGM Grand, Las Vegas





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