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

Belts on The Line

Vacant WBO World Light heavyweight Championship

The tape

30
Age
37
5' 9" / 175 cm
Height
6' 0" / 183 cm
70.5"
Reach
72.4"
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

-
The Ring
-
-
WBA
-
-
WBC
-
1
WBO
-
-
IBF
-

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).

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 30 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 230 more professional rounds, 414 to Kovalev's 184.

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 2 of them, going the distance twice.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Sergey Kovalev on 2nd November 2019 by technical knockout in the 11th round in their WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, 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.

Going into that contest, he had beat 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.

Before that, he had won against 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.

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.

Kovalev had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had beat 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, United States.

Previous to that, he had beat 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.

Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Andre Ward on 17th June 2017 by technical knockout in the 8th round in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight, WBO World Light heavyweight and The Ring Light Heavyweight championship fight at Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had lost to Andre Ward on 19th November 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.

He had defeated Isaac Chilemba on 11th July 2016 by unanimous decision in their WBA Super World Light Heavyweight, IBF World Light heavyweight and WBO World Light heavyweight championship fight at DIVS, Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Activity check

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

Going to this contest, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez had last fought 1 year, 3 months and 25 days ago, while Sergey Kovalev's last outing had been 2 years, 11 months and 24 days ago.

Canelo's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 11 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 50 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10 rounds on average.

Kovalev's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 11 months and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 41 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 8.2 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 (+275) with oddsmakers.

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