Moments after the main event of UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden, New York, this Saturday night, an important boxing match will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
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On his hunt for a new and exciting challenge, Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) will slide up to the light heavyweight division to face defending WBO light heavyweight champion, Sergey Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs).
While it’s certainly not at the level of the highly-anticipated trilogy bout between Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, this light heavyweight clash holds particular significance in the world of boxing.
The fight marks Alvarez’s first time competing at light heavyweight, and a victory this weekend will result in him capturing a title in a fourth different division.
Kovalev won the WBO title back from Eleider Alvarez in February and defended the title recently in August, stopping Anthony Yarde in the 11th round.
Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev takes place this Saturday, November 2, with the main card commencing at 9 pm ET and the main event starting close to midnight, once Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz is complete.
Alvarez vs. Kovalev and the main card streams exclusively on the DAZN streaming service and is not available to watch via traditional pay-per-view methods.
How to watch Alvarez vs. Kovalev
Boxing fans can sign up to DAZN on a monthly or annual subscription to watch the fight this Saturday.
A DAZN annual pass costs $99.99 ($150 CAD) and includes access to all DAZN live events, as well as highlights, replays, features, and original shows. The annual pass works out to be close to $8 per month.
Anyone with a DAZN subscription can watch Alvarez vs. Kovalev and all DAZN live events on a variety of platforms, including Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Android, Xbox One, Playstation 4 and Playstation 3, as well as Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari browsers via DAZN.com.
Alvarez vs. Kovalev odds
MyBookie lists Canelo Alvarez as a -420 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $420 to win $100. Meanwhile, Sergey Kovalev can be found at odds of +320, meaning that a $100 bet can win $320.
Odds for the fight to last over 10.5 rounds are listed as -220, meaning that $220 must be wagered to win $100. Betting on the fight to end in under 10.5 rounds will return $180 on a successful $100 wager.
Alvarez vs. Kovalev fight card
The main card commences at 9 pm ET and the main event will begin close to midnight (ET), at the conclusion of Masvidal vs. Diaz.
- Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev
- Ryan Garcia vs. Romero Duno
- Seniesa Estrada vs. Marlen Esparza
- Blair Cobbs vs. Carlos Ortiz
- Evan Holyfield vs. Nick Winstead
- Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Jorge Fortea
- Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Twon Smith
- Meiirim Nursultanov vs. Cristian Olivas
Jake Nichols is The Body Lock's Editor in Chief. Previously, he was the MMA Editor at RealSport.