Canelo Alvarez’s win over Sergey Kovalev was more tactical than it was thrilling, which is becoming par for the course with Alvarez and is probably just what should be expected — at least until the very end. And what a very end it was.
Canelo (53-1-2, 36 KO) knocked Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KO) out clean in the 11th round of a close and competitive fight, finishing him off with a right hand that Kovalev was unable to defend after being wobbled on a left hook to the ear.
Here’s the KO, if you didn’t see it:
CANELO. WOW.— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) November 3, 2019
And here it is in slow motion:
This Slow-Mo Is VICIOUS #CaneloKovalev pic.twitter.com/tKVcAZRUv5— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) November 3, 2019
The 29-year-old Alvarez is now a four-weight world titleholder, and currently holds world titles at 160, 168 (a secondary title, to be fair), and 175, as he has lifted the WBO light heavyweight title from the 36-year-old Kovalev with this victory.
Debates will rage about where Canelo really stands in the pound-for-pound discussion and all this, but he keeps winning, and he certainly didn’t leave any doubt with this one.