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Canelo's Coach: Kovalev Can End The Fight With One Punch

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez acknowledges he faces the biggest test of his career on November 2 when he steps up two weight classes to take on Sergey Kovalev.

Alvarez is a three-weight world champion and is now bidding to take the WBO light-heavyweight belt from champion Kovalev.

The Mexican has lost only once in a 55-fight career (52-1-2) but recognises the difficulty of facing a bigger man and a fellow established star.

"I'm very motivated here," Alvarez told a news conference. "It's an honour for me to share the ring with a fighter like Kovalev. Now we're about to make history.

"I know it's going to be the most difficult fight of my professional career. I'm going to put all of my strength and effort to give the best that I can in the ring."

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Kovalev described Canelo as "one of the best fighters in the world" and said he was "happy and really excited", while Buddy McGirt, his trainer, paid tribute to both fighters.

Canelo's trainer, Eddy Reynoso, realizes the risk in front of them. When the two fighters came together for their press conference, Kovalev dwarfed the much smaller Canelo.

It was only a few years ago when Kovalev was viewed as one of the most feared and deadly punchers in the sport.

"The big fighters? Only the ones who leave a footprint become these kind of fighters," said Reynoso.

"We know Kovalev well and we know the challenge that we are facing. He is a great fighter who leaves everything in the ring.

"With one punch, he can end the fight. We want Saul to have the four championships."

Canelo, the reigning world middleweight champion, said: "I know it will be the most difficult fight of my [career]."

Kovalev (34-3-1) is returning to the United States, fighting in Las Vegas, after surviving a scare against Anthony Yarde back in Russia last month.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 09-23-2019

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;20073615]Dude Canelo has to ****ing cheat to make 160. Wtf you talking about naturally smaller man. ****ing Meatnelo regularly has weighed above 170 for fights at Caneloweight 155.[/QUOTE] Stupid fool! Every single one of the 154 pounders walk around…

Comment by whoseyourdaddy on 09-23-2019

[QUOTE=mcdonalds;20073492]He's going to be a one punch guy against someone 2 weight divisions smaller than him . Idk how you guys don't realize that[/QUOTE] They do, just choose to ignore it, because it doesn’t feat their narrative, They love praising…

Comment by joseph5620 on 09-22-2019

[QUOTE=Redd Foxx;20073468]They're trying hard to create an illusion. Kovalev has never been a 1-punch guy. He is a STRONG puncher, like GG, who builds damage and then brutally finishes guys. Wonder why they feel the need to lie about this...?[/QUOTE]…

Comment by alexjust on 09-22-2019

[QUOTE=strykr619;20074268]Will be hard to sell it thou if he isn't CLEARLY ahead on the cards. Kov's jab will keep him at bay unless he is willing to take a lot of shots to move in.[/QUOTE] GGG clearly won the first…

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 09-22-2019

I am thinking maybe Yarde made Kovalev look worse than he actually is but also he showed the classic way to beat him - hit him to the body. So Canelo will be going to the body a lot in…

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