VIDEO: Canelo Alvarez Brutalizes Sergey Kovalev to Capture the Light Heavyweight Title

Published 12/19/2020, 9:03 PM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)


The best pound for pound boxer in the world, Canelo Alvarez, has turned a household name in the sport of boxing today. He has immense accolades in his prolonged boxing career up till now and still looks rugged. As he takes on Callum Smith on December 19, we have a look at his flabbergasting T/KO win over Kovalev.

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Saul last stepped inside the boxing ring in November 2019, against Sergey Kovalev. The fight progressed well for both the fighters but Canelo had an upper hand throughout the battle. While the fans expected the fight to be a 12-round rally, Alvarez stunned everybody by landing a devastating KO on Kovalev.

He stuck his opponent with a huge left hand to the face coupled with a quick right hand to stop him in round 11. Post this win, he added another feather to his cap by bagging the WBO light heavyweight title.

Even if Canelo hadn’t knocked him down, he was comfortably winning it on judges’ scorecards to secure the light heavyweight gold.

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Can Canelo Alvarez do the same to Callum Smith?

Many boxing fans presume that Callum Smith will be the toughest test to date for Saul. He has the advantage over Alvarez in height (6’3”) and reach (78”). Canelo has been out of action for almost a year now. Hence, confronting someone like the undefeated Smith will be a tough job.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 07: Canelo Alvarez (L) throws a left at Amir Khan during the WBC middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on May 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

However, considering Canelo’s sublime skill set, there is no opponent in the world that can hamper his extensive boxing run. Over the years he has developed a style difficult to beat. In order to break his defense, Smith will have to dig in more and set him up for his punches.

Canelo seemed extremely relaxed ahead of this sturdy battle. This is something that will work to his advantage, as he has gone through and overcome adversity many times.

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How will Canelo fare in his battle against Smith?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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