Canelo Alvarez is now a four-weight champion after winning the WBO light heavyweight title from Sergey Kovalev via 11th round knockout, and of course those in boxing have things to say about it on social media.
Maybe there weren’t so many tonight because DAZN decided to delay the main event’s start time until after 1 am ET, waiting for UFC 244 to finish. This was a decision we’ll talk more about tomorrow, but a lot of people might rightly have just gone to bed. There was about an hour-and-a-half between the last undercard fight and the main event, which is a long time to ask people to hang around while you show old interviews and stuff.
Anyway, here’s what some fighters and folks in the business had to say about Canelo’s latest win.
Here’s reaction to the KO itself:
And it’s over boom boom #CaneloKovalev— ClaressaT-rexShields (@Claressashields) November 3, 2019
He’s a Bad mf !!!!! Canelooooo !!!— Lorenzo “Truck” Simpson (@lorenzo_simpson) November 3, 2019
Wowwwwwws!!!!!! #Canelo #canelovskovalev— Cornelius Bundrage (@K9boxing) November 3, 2019
Gana Canelo por KO!— Jessie Vargas (@jessievargas_) November 3, 2019
Impressive knockout by @Canelo!— Luis Angel Feliciano (@Luis_Feliciano) November 3, 2019
Bam! Lights out! Congrats to @Canelo on a great win! 4 division champ. https://t.co/BaiQ1o20sW— Lennox Lewis (@LennoxLewis) November 3, 2019
Here’s more general reaction to the fight:
Whether kovalev was winning or not Canelo just took him out no drama needed, Canelo not got any business up at light heavyweight with the fresher 175lbers— Papi De La Mercenary (@davidthewhiter1) November 3, 2019
Give @Canelo his props. He’s really fucking good. Completely legit to consider him pound for pound #1. Congrats to #boxing’s mega star.— Lou DiBella (@loudibella) November 3, 2019
Kovalev couldn’t crush a grape with the pitty pat punches he was throwing tonight.— Kevin Cunningham (@KCBoxTrainer) November 3, 2019
One of the most boring fights but nastiest KO’s— Lex (@AlexisRocha777) November 3, 2019
It’s time to stop hating on that man, give him his props man! @Canelo is the truth— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) November 3, 2019
Some people hate seeing the success of others, give that man his props. That shit he just did was impressive, I witnessed sweet pea go up to 154 and won a belt, roy Jones to heavyweight, this shit was better than both of them. Unbelievable— Ishé Oluwa Kamau Ali Smith (@IsheSugarShay) November 3, 2019
What a finish! @Canelo is some fighter.— Dave Coldwell (@davidcoldwell) November 3, 2019
Just look at that record.
A modern day great. #boxing
Kovalev was winning fight no way canelo was up boxing continue go backwards now hope canelo no fail drug test #boxing— Sullivan Barrera (@sullivanbarrera) November 3, 2019
And then there was Austin Trout:
DIVEBAR!!!! #CaneloKovalev— Austin Trout (@NoDoubtTrout) November 3, 2019
It was as bad as Yarde's dive https://t.co/2cxg450L25— Austin Trout (@NoDoubtTrout) November 3, 2019