Meanwhile, the No. 3-ranked pound-for-pound boxer on earth, SaulCanelo Alvarez, has decided to create a significant jump for his next operation, moving to light heavyweight to take on WBO champion SergeyKrusher Kovalev on November 2 in T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Despite tacking 15 lbs on from his last bout, Canelo has opened coming back at +325.
I am rather surprised to find that the chances that much in favour of the lineal and WBA, WBC middleweight champion given??the fact that hes jumping two weight classes. This line is almost identical to Canelos??last struggle with Daniel Jacobs when??a -500 chosen was shut as by the Mexico native and won via decision.
This is not the first time weve seen Canelo jump as his middleweight debut came against Gennady Golovkin at 2017, a struggle that ended in a controversial draw a weight class and a talent to collide. Last December, Alvarez fought Rocky Fielding at super middleweight (168 lbs ) and ceased the Brit at the next round by body shots.
Krusher Kovalev has been an underdog in February from the rematch against Eleider Alvarez for the WBO light heavyweight title. The Russia native fell to Alvarez (perhaps not Canelo) in August of last year by seventh-round TKO however avenged that loss with a unanimous-decision triumph earlier this season. Ahead of this February bout, the only other times he had been still an underdog in memory came to Andre Ward from his two reductions, in the rematch at 2017 and 2016.
A genuine fun bout here since we did watch Canelo battle at middleweight and he displayed power with devastating blows but today were adding yet another seven pounds. Canelo will need to keep his speed with the extra burden hell carry to capitalize on his own counter-striking.
You do not get known Krusher and that is what you get with Kovalev. 29 have come by knockout, including a few of his last four. The Russian does are inclined to absorb a good deal of strikes in his fights and does not have any trouble eating shouts to close the space and let his hands fly, particularly like??Canelo.
This should be a struggle. The way I see it,??if Canelo would like to win, he still remains on the exterior, using his elusiveness??and counters to get in, hit on the body and get outside to acquire a decision,??even though Kovalev will want to mirror the Mexico native and then set him to sleep.
Prediction: Canelo Alvarez (-450) via decision
Odds as of October 18 in BetOnline
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