Alvarez beats Kovalev for WBO light-heavyweight title

Mexican great Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez further added to his legacy by taking the WBO light-heavyweight crown from Sergey Kovalev with a devastating 11th-round knockout in Las Vegas. Middleweight king Canelo, 29, had stepped up two weight divisions to face the 36-year-old Russian. It proved a close fight which failed to ignite before an explosive combination from Canelo ended Kovalev’s night. Canelo has now won world titles in four weight divisions. A cagey encounter at the MGM Grand appeared to be heading to a 12th round and one for the judges…

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