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Alvarez Eyes December Return: Kovalev, Bivol or Stevenson Next?

By Luke Furman

WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) is riding high after last Saturday's huge victory over Sergey Kovalev in Atlantic City.

Down on all three of the official cards, Alvarez changed around the entire fight with a huge right hand that sent Kovalev down. And then two more knockdowns finished Kovalev off.

"Despite all the interviews I've done, my life remains the same. The only difference is that I'm world champion when I wake up. But I will continue with the same things," Alvarez said on TVA Sports.

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Now Alvarez is enjoying his time in the sun and plans to go on a victory tour.

He's waiting for the World Boxing Organization to send him his new belt.

"I want to first show the belt to people here in Quebec before bringing it to Colombia," said Alvarez, who expects to receive the belt in "a week and a half or two weeks.

"I want to thank all of the people of Quebec for their support. I will never be tired of thanking the people of Quebec who adopted me and gave me the opportunity to show the world what Eleider Alvarez is. I had the chance to talk to my daughter, to all my family. My whole family was celebrating at home because she was watching the fight in my village. My friends were celebrating for me. The other day, I got a call in the morning and I was told that the young people continue to celebrate. It's really unbelievable."

Several options are now available to the new world champion.

Alvarez is looking for the moment at a return date in December.

HBO is holding the date of December 8.

There is the possibility of a second fight with Kovalev, who holds a rematch clause. There is also WBA champion Dmitry Bivol, and WBC champion Adonis Stevenson - who refused to give Alvarez a mandatory shot for over two years. Stevenson owes a mandatory shot to Oleksandr Gvozdyk, which may happen in the fall..

"In Sergey Kovalev's contract, there is a rematch clause," said Alvarez.

"We are going to wait a month to find out what will happen. I will talk with my manager and my team. We will also talk a bit about [Dmitry] Bivol and the possibility of a unification. [Adonis] Stevenson, I do not know, but it could be an option too. For now, I want to be quiet, take a vacation and come back later. I will think about what I can do. I think I'm going back to the ring before Christmas. "

Luke Furman covers boxing for bokser.org.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by NC Uppercut on 08-18-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Logic;19029551]Exactly. It's so simple! Why can't boxing just get this right for once? Stevenson-Gvozdyk, and Beterbiev vs Johnson or the winner of that vs someone else. Then, the winners from those 4 brackets fight, and then the winner. By…

Comment by Boxing Logic on 08-18-2018

[QUOTE=NC Uppercut;19003693]Nice matchmaking! Add in Stevenson vs Gvozdk and it’s an all out tourney![/QUOTE] Exactly. It's so simple! Why can't boxing just get this right for once? Stevenson-Gvozdyk, and Beterbiev vs Johnson or the winner of that vs someone else.…

Comment by Nilus99 on 08-09-2018

To anyone believing a Alvarez vs Stevenson showdown : No way Chickenson take that fight. On Alvarez side I see why he would take that fight but for chickenson, if he wanted to fight alvarez it would be already made,…

Comment by Superbee on 08-08-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19005733]alvarez has no choice in who he fights. kathy duva has an option on him kovalev also has a rematch clause.[/QUOTE] Depends what the rematch clause is... Duva wasn't very prompt to call that one so my guess is it's…

Comment by The Big Dunn on 08-08-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19005733]alvarez has no choice in who he fights. kathy duva has an option on him kovalev also has a rematch clause.[/QUOTE] I know kov has the rematch clause. I didn’t think he would exercise it immediately given the ko. If…

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