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Canelo vs Kovalev: Pros react to Canelo’s knockout of Sergey Kovalev

See what the pros had to say on social media after Canelo Alvarez’s KO of Sergey Kovalev.

Canelo Alvarez v Sergey Kovalev Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

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:

Here’s more general reaction to the fight:

And then there was Austin Trout:

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