Alvarez vs Seals Info
Eleider Alvarez beat Michael Seals by knockout in the 7th round on Saturday 18th January 2020 at Turning Stone Resort & Casino in New York.
The fight took place over rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
Alvarez vs Seals stats
Eleider Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 24 wins, 1 loss and draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Michael Seals made his way to the ring with a record of 24 wins, 2 loses and draws, with 18 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Seals had a large advantage in power over Alvarez, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Alvarez's 50%.
Eleider Alvarez was the younger man by 2 years, at 36 years old.
Seals had a height advantage of 3 inches over Alvarez. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.
Both Eleider Alvarez & Michael Seals fought out of an orthodox stance.
Alvarez's experience as a professional fighter was relatively equal to Seals', having had 1 less fights, and made his debut in 2009, 9 months later than Seals, who’s first professional fight was in 2008. He had fought 115 more professional rounds, 180 to Seals' 65.
Eleider Alvarez went into the fight ranked number 9 by the WBC and 7 by the WBO in the 175lb division.
Alvarez vs Seals form
Alvarez had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Sergey Kovalev on 2nd February 2019 by unanimous decision in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at The Ford Center at The Star, Texas, United States.
Previous to that, he had beat Sergey Kovalev on 4th August 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, New Jersey.
Going into that contest, he had won against Jean Pascal on 3rd June 2017 by majority decision in their 12 round contest at Bell Centre, Montreal, Canada.
Before that, he had beat Lucian Bute on 24th February 2017 by technical knockout in the 5th round at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.
He had defeated Robert Berridge on 29th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Centre Videotron, Quebec City.
Alvarez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years 6 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 17 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Seals' last 0 fights had come over a period of , meaning he had been fighting on average every . In those fights, he fought a total of rounds, meaning that they had lasted 0 rounds on average.
What time did Alvarez vs Seals start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 11:00 pm EST / 8:00 pm PST at Turning Stone Resort & Casino, New York, United States, which was around 4:00 am GMT in the UK.
Who broadcast Alvarez vs Seals?
Alvarez vs Seals was broadcast on ESPN+ in the US.