Canelo Álvarez moving up in bid for Sergey Kovalev's light heavyweight title

Mexican superstar to fight Kovalev on 2 November in Las Vegas Álvarez, 29, is coming off points win over Daniel Jacobs in May Canelo Álvarez will move up two weight classes to challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight championship on 2 November at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, the Mexican boxer announced on Friday. Álvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs), who is coming off a close but uncontroversial points win over Daniel Jacobs in a middleweight championship unification fight on Cinco de Mayo weekend, will take aim at a world title in a fourth division after negotiations for a much-anticipated third fight with nemesis Gennady Golovkin fell through. Continue reading...