Las Vegas, USA.- With a big hit, «Canelo» knocked out a great rival. At a time when Saul «Canelo» Alvarez entrusted himself to what would have been another controversial decision of the judges in his career, the Mexican pulled out of the joker a couple of punches to take down Sergey Kovalev in the eleventh assault and seize the scepter of the light heavyweights World Boxing Organization.
The combination of the Mexican, a left uppercut and a right hook, caused the Russian to fall decomposed to his knees, hugging one of the ropes. The referee immediately decreed the knockout.
It was a dramatic ending to a fight that had had little suspense until the Mexican’s astonishing punches arrived. It seemed that Kovalev would easily retain his scepter, in front of an opponent who had not been able to harm him.
Actions of the fight between Saul «Canelo» Alvarez against Sergey Kovalev/AFP
The Mexican star, who rose two categories from his regular weight, won his fourth title in the same number of divisions. He celebrated kissing his right glove, while Kovalev’s assistants climbed into the ring to see if he was feeling well.
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