The No. 3-ranked pound-for-pound boxer on earth, SaulCanelo Alvarez, has made a decision to make a big jump for his second operation, moving to light to take on WBO champion SergeyKrusher Kovalev on November 2 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Canelo has opened as a favorite with Kovalev coming back in +325, despite tacking 15 pounds on from his last bout.
I am rather surprised to observe that the chances in favour of the lineal and WBA, WBC middleweight winner given??the simple fact that he is jumping two weight classes. This line is almost equal to Canelo fight with Daniel Jacobs if the Mexico native won via conclusion and closed as a -500 chosen.
This is not the first time weve seen Canelo jump as his middleweight debut came from Gennady Golovkin at 2017, a fight that ended in a draw a weight class and a talent to collide. Last December, Alvarez fought Rocky Fielding at super middleweight (168 lbs ) and ceased the Brit in the third round by human body shots.
Krusher Kovalev had been an underdog in February in the rematch against Eleider Alvarez for the WBO heavyweight title. The Russia native fell to Alvarez (maybe perhaps not Canelo) in August of last year by seventh-round TKO but avenged that loss with a unanimous-decision triumph earlier this year. Ahead of that February bout, the other instances he had been still an underdog in memory came to Andre Ward from his two reductions, in the rematch at 2017 and 2016.
A fun bout here since we did watch Canelo fight at middleweight plus he exhibited power to Fieldings own body with blows, but we are adding another seven pounds. Canelo will have to keep his pace with the burden he will be doing to capitalize on his counter-striking.
Meanwhile, you do not get nicknamed Krusher and that is exactly what you receive with Kovalev. 29 have come by knockout, including a few of his past four. The Russian does have a tendency to absorb a whole lot of strikes in his fights and has no problem eating shouts allow his hands fly, especially against a opponent like Canelo and to close the distance.
This should be a really intriguing and enjoyable struggle. How I see it,??if Canelo wants to win, he still stays on the outside, using his own elusiveness??and counters to get in, hit the body and get out??to acquire a determination,??while Kovalev will wish to corner the Mexico native and then set him into sleep.
Prediction: Canelo Alvarez (-450) via decision
Odds in BetOnline as of October 18
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