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Canelo Alvarez favored to win over Sergey Kovalev

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posted October 11, 2019 at 08:18 am 

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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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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

Former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou accused AJ camp of ‘trickery’ when he suffered devastating knockdowns in the first and second round last March 8, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion said that AJ camp sabotaged him by letting him go early in the arena.

“We both fought at 3am. What I think, something that’s happened is that they get me to the arena very early. Like my pickup time was 10.30pm to go to the arena. And then when we get to the arena, they tell us that we are scheduled around 1.45am. right?” Ngannou blurted.

He believed that he came exhausted, which resulted in his humiliating defeat.

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

The 57-year old legend Mike Tyson (50 wins – 6 loss) vs 27-year old YouTuber Jake Paul (9 wins – 1 loss) must undergo major tests before the fight to materialize at AT&T Stadium in Texas Arlington on July 20, 2024.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) urged Tyson to undergo or pass a brain test Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electrocardiogram (EKG) for the heart.

“A person aged 36 or older applying for a contestant’s license must submit a report of favourable physical testing conducted within the previous 12 months, including but not limited to an EEG and an EKG.” TDLR elaborated.

Meanwhile, the American youtuber explained that he picked Tyson because he wants to change the history of boxing. He already fought Floyd Mayweather Jr but he lost.

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

After the controversial posts of Ryan Garcia and the alleged Mental Health evaluation request of the Athletic Commision, the World Boxing Commission (WBC) assured that they are in talks with New York State Commission (NYSC) for the April 20, 2024 bout.

Ryan Garcia (24 wins 1 loss) will clash with undefeated Devin Haney (31 wins – 0 loss) in April however, Ryan faces a number of issues. Though it may be part of marketing their fight, the fans are alarmed how Garcia is behaving in social media.

Boxing Hall of Famer, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar Dela Hoya said that Garcia is in great spirits in the gym.

“Don’t mind the posts, that takes like five, 10 seconds of his time. He’s working hard every single minute of the day.” he exclaimed.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán said that the fight is not cancelled.

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