The Mexican has already claimed super-welterweight, middleweight and super-middleweight straps during a stellar career.
Despite debate over the 168 pound belt taken from Rocky Fielding in December, Canelo would be recognized as a bonafide ruler at the quartet of class.
Kovalev will put his WBO light-heavyweight title on the line when the pair collide on streaming platform DAZN.
The fight will take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena and is expected to be confirmed this week.
For his part, Canelo has already pocketed a whopping amount due to his $350m+ deal with DAZN. Kovalev is set to bank over $10m.
Sergey Kovalev promoter Kathy Duva has reacted to the potential of an agreed catchweight for a forthcoming battle with Canelo Alvarez. Kovalev is slated to defend his WBO light-heavyweight title against the Mexican superstar in Las Vegas this December. Recently, WBN asked Duva if a weight arrangement was possible, Duva responded with a dismissal of […]
Sergey Kovalev promoter Kathy Duva has given her initial reaction to the Russian almost being taken out by challenger Anthony Yarde. On Saturday night in his hometown. Kovalev was seemingly on his way to a routine win over the Briton. That all changed in the seventh when Yarde altered tactics. Going to the body, a […]
Main Events promoter Kathy Duva has given WBN an update. Whether a super-fight between three-weight champion Canelo Alvarez. And light-heavyweight king Sergey Kovalev is still alive for later this year. After weeks of speculation as to who Canelo would fight next on September 14, the Golden Boy star made the following announcement: “As […]
Kathy Duva says the lack of Pay-Per-View involved in a potential clash between Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev is hampering negotiations. The Main Events boss told WBN on Friday an initial offer from Golden Boy was miles away from where Kovalev wants his purse to be. This means talks must continue, even when Kovalev is […]
As World Boxing News first reported on June 24th. A clash between Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev is being eyed for 2019. Canelo wants to win another weight world title and targeted Kovalev’s WBO 175 pound strap for a September outing. WBN also revealed a deal between Kovalev and his mandatory challenger Anthony Yarde is […]
In a fresh update on the current situation at light-heavyweight, WBN has been informed contract loose ends have been tied up for Sergey Kovalev v Anthony Yarde. The WBO mandatory bout is expected to take place in Russia. The agreement means a looming purse bid due to be avoided. Speaking exclusively to World Boxing News, Kovalev’s […]
Canelo’s chances of challenging for a FOURTH-WEIGHT world championship have moved a step closer. With a warm reception from Sergey Kovalev. WBN has learned Canelo will be aiming to move up to light-heavyweight for a title chance in a bid to add further to his legacy. Furthermore, currently holding belts at 160 and 168, Canelo won […]