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Video: Larry Merchant Reacts To Canelo's Knockout of Kovalev

Video by Ryan Burton

With a devastating knockout in Round 11, pound-for-pound boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) defeated Sergey Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) to become the new WBO Light Heavyweight Titlist. (photos by Amanda Westcott)

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With this victory, Canelo once again makes history by becoming a four-division world champion and only the second Mexican fighter ever to capture the 175 pound title.

Earlier in the evening, Ryan Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) brought the early fireworks and maintained his perfect record with a spectacular knockout of Romero Duno (21-2, 16 KOs) in Round 1.

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Seniesa Estrada (18-0, 7 KOs) ultimately won the highly-anticipated clash against Marlen Esparza (7-1, 1 KO) by technical decision after an accidental headbutt in Round 5 led to a nasty gash on Esparza’s forehead that ultimately halted the fight at the end of Round 9.

Also, Blair Cobbs (13-0-1, 9 KOs) remained undefeated after a stoppage over Carlos Ortiz (11-5, 11 KOs) at the end of Round 6, in a battle where both men hit the canvas.

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Comment by jdp28tx on 11-04-2019

The problem with Larry's opinion is that there is no consensus best light heavyweight right now. Kovalev has won the most titles, he has the best resume, and he is the most well-known. Bivol is getting better, but still has…

Comment by chirorickyp on 11-04-2019

If the Hopkins fight happens, Canelo will KO him too and further cement his legacy.

Comment by PredatorStyle on 11-04-2019

I love Larry's voice and miss his awesome one liners

Comment by Foolkiller on 11-04-2019

I always enjoyed listening to Larry’s perspective.

Comment by vitali1999 on 11-03-2019

The greatest boxing commentator to ever live. Sometimes I watch the old HBO fights just to hear him talk

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