Gallery | Nov 03 2019

Canelo Alvarez targets light-heavyweight unification after toppling Kovalev

Canelo Alvarez is also open to third fight with Gennady Golovkin
Canelo Alvarez
Canelo Alvarez has vacated the WBO light-heavyweight title he won from Sergey Kovalev Tom Hogan/Hogan Photos/Golden Boy

MIDDLEWEIGHT champion Canelo Alvarez stopped Russia’s Sergey Kovalev  in the eleventh round of a 12-round fight to take the WBO light-heavyweight title and become a four-division world champion las night (Saturday, Nov 2) at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“I’m very thankful,” said Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez. “This is just a step in my career, in my history, and all I ask of you, is to be patient because Canelo will make history. That’s a guarantee.”

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“The plan overall was patience, that was basically it – to have patience. We knew it was going to be five, six rounds and it was going to take some time for me to get him. But honestly he’s a great fighter. I’m new at this weight, new in this division. Much credit to him, he’s a great fighter, but we stuck to our game plan. It was delayed a little bit but overall it was successful.”