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Sergey Kovalev expects Canelo to be huge, equal weight on Nov 2

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Sergey Kovalev expects Canelo Alvarez to be on par, weight-wise when the pair collide at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas next week.

Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), hosted a media workout at the Boxing Laboratory in Oxnard, Calif. ahead of his upcoming 12-round bout against Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 34 KOs).

‘Krusher’ defends his WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. Kathy Duva, CEO of Main Events, also attended the workout, along with trainer Buddy McGirt. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively as one of the most-anticipated events this fight season on DAZN.

Below are quotes from the workout:

SERGEY “KRUSHER” KOVALEV, WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion:

“Canelo has nothing to lose in this fight. He has a chance to make history. But I have to defend my title.

“This is the biggest fight of my career. I’ve never been in this situation, where someone is coming from middleweight.

“I’m not going to make a prediction, but I am going to go in there and defend my title.

“I think Canelo will be just as strong at light heavyweight. I think he will weigh the same as me, 175 pounds.

“He will be heavier than usual, but I think he will be comfortable. When you lose weight for a fight, you lose power and stamina, and he won’t have to do that.”

“My preparation has been well. We have a great camp with Buddy McGirt. I had a short rest since my last fight. But I think that’s better.

“My body feels really good, and I’m ready for this fight. This fight will be very interesting. It has worldwide intrigue. I can’t wait.”