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Canelo Alvarez favored to win over Sergey Kovalev

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Manila Standard Digital

posted October 11, 2019 at 08:18 am 

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By Ponciano “John” Melo

Canelo Alvarez
CALIFORNIA, USA — Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez surprisingly is favored to win over Sergey Kovalev in their upcoming main event match this November 2 at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas.
This is despite Canelo going up to the 175-pound division or the light heavyweight class, his first-ever, leaving the middleweight wherein he reigns with supremacy.
On the contrary, Kovalev is a veteran in the said division, hailed as the best fighter in the light heavyweight.
Canelo at 29 years old, his prime, is younger against its opponent who is already at 36-years old.
The bout is made possible by the Golden Boy Promotions founded by the former boxer Oscar Dela Hoya.
Coming into the fight, Alvarez has his plan to write self in the history of becoming the second Mexican boxer to hold the light heavyweight belt. Julio Cesar Gonzales was the first to do so in 2003.
Alvarez also has a better record on papers with 51 wins, one defeat, two draws on 34 knockouts but the Russian boxer, Kovalev, has a better knockout rate with 28 KOs in 34 wins, three losses, and one draw.
The three division middleweight champion, WBA/WBC/IBF, leaped from 160 to 175 pounds, that’s two-division. It’ll be interesting to see how he can maintain his game with his new weight.
Canelo is a known counterpuncher with strong body shots, contrary to the style of Kovalev who has other plans in welcoming Canelo in the division he’s dominating.

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‘Underdog’ Marlon Tapales leaks aggressive plans vs Inoue

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Despite a 51% knockout ratio (KO) of Marlon Tapales, the underdog pinoy champion eyes an aggressive game plan vs Naoya Inoue on December 26, 2023 in Japan.

The Japanese monster has a 92% KO power but the sparring partner of Tapales revealed how the underdog pinoy became relentless.

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Anthony Joshua sees Usyk victory vs Fury next year

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Ukrainian Heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk is set to end Tyson Fury’s reign on February 14, 2024, in Saudi Arabia for an undisputed world title fight.

Fury and Usyk will unify World Boxing Council (WBC), World Boxing Association (WBA), World Boxing Organization (WBO) and International Boxing Federation (IBF) heavyweight world titles.

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Wilder, Anthony Joshua ‘Day of Reckoning’ for 2024 clash

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Tyson Fury sticks to decision on boxing retirement

Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua tune up fights vs Wallin and Parker in Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia prepare them for their super megafight next year.

This is part of the Day of reckoning fights on December 23, 2023 as follows: Anthony Joshua vs. Otto Wallin; Deontay Wilder vs. Joseph Parker ; Daniel Dubois vs. Jarrell Miller ; Dmitry Bivol vs. Lyndon Arthur ; Jai Opetaia vs. Ellis Zorro ; Frank Sanchez vs. Junior Fa ; Filip Hrgovic vs. Mark De Mori ; Arslanbek Makhmudov vs. Agit Kabayel

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