Nov 02 2019
Saturday

MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States

12 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
52-1-2
TKO 11

Score cards

  • 96-94
  • 96-94
  • 95-95
TKO 11
34-3-1

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Belts on The Line

WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
39
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.5" / 179 cm
Reach
72.4" / 184 cm
Orthodox (R)
Stance
Orthodox (R)

Tape record

UDTKOMDSDUD
Form
TKOUDKOTKOTKO
52
Wins
34
35
By KO
29
67
KO%
85
1
Loses
3
2
Draws
1
2005
Debut
2009

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

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The Ring
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WBA
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WBC
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1
WBO
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IBF
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Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev report

Who won Canelo vs Kovalev?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez beat Sergey Kovalev by technical knockout in the 11th round on Saturday 2nd November 2019 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).

This contest was for the WBO light heavyweight championship of the world.

Also, on the undercard Ryan Garcia beat Romero Duno and Blair Cobbs defeated Carlos Ortiz Cervantes.

Canelo vs Kovalev stats

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez stepped into the ring with a record of 52 wins, 1 loss and 2 draws, 35 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.

Sergey Kovalev made his way to the ring with a record of 34 wins, 3 loses and 1 draw, with 29 of those wins by knock out.

The stats suggested Kovalev had advantage in power over Canelo, with a 85% knock out percentage over Canelo's 67%.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was the younger man by 7 years, at 32 years old.

Kovalev had a height advantage of 3 inches over Canelo. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.

Both Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez & Sergey Kovalev fought out of an orthodox stance.

Canelo was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 17 more fights, and made his debut in 2005, 3 years and 8 months earlier than Kovalev, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 266 more professional rounds, 460 to Kovalev's 194.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez went into the fight ranked number 1 by the WBO at light heavyweight.

Canelo vs Kovalev form

Canelo had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance 3 times.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Daniel Jacobs on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their IBF World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had defeated Rocky Fielding on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Going into that contest, he had beat Gennady Golovkin on 15th September 2018 by majority decision in their WBA Super World Middleweight, WBC World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had drawn with Gennady Golovkin on 16th September 2017 by split draw in their WBC World Middleweight, WBA Super World Middleweight, IBF World Middleweight and The Ring Middleweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had won against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

Kovalev had beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat Anthony Yarde on 24th August 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Traktor Sport Palace, Chelyabinsk, Russia.

Previous to that, he had beat Eleider Alvarez 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Eleider Alvarez 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.

Before that, he had defeated Igor Mikhalkin on 3rd March 2018 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

He had won against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy on 25th November 2017 by technical knockout in the 2nd round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Sergey Kovalev had been fighting more than Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 3 years, 6 months and 25 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing had been 3 years, 3 months and 5 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 23 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 10 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 51 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.2 rounds on average.

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 39 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 7.8 rounds on average.

What time did Canelo vs Kovalev start?

The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 12:00 AM EST / 9:00 PM PST at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States, which was around 4:00 AM GMT in the UK.

Who broadcast Canelo vs Kovalev?

The DAZN show is expected to begin at 5:30 PM EST / 2:30 PM PST. The Sky Sports Action broadcast of the card is expected to start at 1:00 AM (GTM).

What were the odds on Canelo vs Kovalev?

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez was a 1/4 (-400) favourite going into the contest, while Sergey Kovalev made his way into the ring at 11/4 (+280) with oddsmakers.

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