Canelo Alvarez is reportedly finalising a deal which is able to see him bounce up in weight and problem Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight world title subsequent.
The Mexican has beforehand received world titles at super-welterweight and middleweight, in addition to a WBA ‘common’ belt at super-middleweight, and is now set to check new floor and face a wholly completely different beast.
It’s claimed by Mike Coppinger that the Canelo vs Kovalev deal is being accomplished for a date of November 2 in Las Vegas.
The 36-year-old Russian defended his title by knocking out Britain’s Anthony Yarde on August 24, although this was removed from easy.
Kovalev managed a lot of the bout, which came about in his Russian hometown, however endured a gruelling eighth spherical during which he drained and was badly harm by Yarde.
After eleven powerful rounds, ‘Krusher’ lastly obtained the KO and switched his focus again to the aforementioned Canelo contest.
Negotiations with the Mexican had been happening beforehand and it was already identified beforehand that, ought to he come by means of Yarde, Kovalev would doubtless take this battle subsequent.