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Eleider Alvarez: I Can Score a Knockout of Stevenson and Bivol

Newly crowned WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) has finally arrived on the scene.

Last month, he shocked the experts when he knocked out betting favorite Sergey Kovalev in seven rounds.

A rematch is likely, as Kovalev intends to exercise his contracted right to an immediate rematch.

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There are numerous other options for Alvarez in what is certainly a loaded weight class.

Alvarez is promoted by Yvon Michel of GYM - who also promotes WBC champion Adonis Stevenson and IBF champion Artur Beterbiev.

A fight with Stevenson and Bivol is possible, but Beterbiev would be tough as they share the same trainer in Marc Ramsay.

In terms of his options, he views Bivol as the most likely opponent of the bunch.

Alvarez and Bivol are both fighting on HBO, while Beteriev has aligned himself with streaming service DAZN, and Stevenson is competing exclusively on Showtime

Alvarez feels confident in his ability to stop both Bivol and Stevenson.

“I think a Bivol fight is most possible of the three champions to happen followed by Stevenson. Beterbiev won’t happen for a while since we have the same coach and often work out together,” said Alvarez to Premier Boxing Champions.

“Stevenson’s an aging fighter whose energy faded against Badou Jack. So I’d do pretty much the same thing as against Kovalev, using footwork to slow him down, and, if it comes, I can knock him out. Bivol would be more of a strategic fight with his youth, speed and technique. But I noticed some flaws in the later rounds against Chilemba, so a KO can happen with Bivol, too.

“Beterbiev is physically strong, so I’d use my jab, lateral movement and outbox him for 12 rounds. In a rematch, knowing Kovalev, I would beat him more convincingly. But whether it’s Bivol, Stevenson, Beterbiev or Kovalev, I’m ready to fight any of them.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by apollocreed on 09-05-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;19070547]That's the fact. Beterbiev was the only man avoided by Kovalev and Ward shamelessly retired to avoid having to defend against him as IBF mandatory. Beterbiev beats every light heavyweight right now. Kovalev was always a bit overrated and I…

Comment by WhatDisButtonDo on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=Muz;19070547]That's the fact. Beterbiev was the only man avoided by Kovalev and Ward shamelessly retired to avoid having to defend against him as IBF mandatory. Beterbiev beats every light heavyweight right now. Kovalev was always a bit overrated and I…

Comment by Muz on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=thekenneth;19070222]In his prime roy jones would beat everyone but ward[/QUOTE] Ward is so overrated at 175 it's hilarious. He was clearly 2nd best vs Kovalev and couldn't knock out a bum like Brand. Please, Ward is the most taken care…

Comment by Muz on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=Johnny Utah;19069907]Beterbieve will decappatate this guy.. Elder seems to be the goods but make no mistake Beterbive is the boogeyman in the LHW division no one wants that work .. Props to anyone who steps up..[/QUOTE] That's the fact. Beterbiev…

Comment by greeneye99 on 09-04-2018

[QUOTE=DaBeastO;19070016]that's false! get better sources.[/QUOTE] You better keep up with boxing news . You're lacking info Lol

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