When current WBO Light Heavyweight World Champion, Eleider Alvarez, measures at the ring to face Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev in their much-anticipated re-match on February 2 at the Ford Center in The Star at Frisco, Texas live on ESPN+ (https://plus.espn.com), it will Kovalev’s fifteenth consecutive world championship fight. As the challenger, Kovalev will seek to utilize his championship adventure take his title and to avenge his title loss in his ESPN + introduction. Alvarez looks to prove his mad finished Kovalev in their final fight was just the start of a championship run. Below is the report with this event:
Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) scored a come-from-behind knockout against Kovalev on Aug. 4 at a major mad to shake up the division. Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs), who’s made nine title defenses around two reigns, will seek to develop into three-time world winner and recover his position in Boxing’s pound-for-pound topten.
Promoted by Top Rank, Main Occasions and Krusher Promotions, in association with Groupe Yvon Michel, tickets, costing $225, $165, $85, $55, and $25 (including center fees), go on sale Friday, Dec. 14 in 10 a.m. CST and also will be bought in Seatgeek.com.
“I’m really thankful to fight on ESPN on Feb. 2,” Kovalev claimed. “I will check out take my title back and put on a show for the fans. Buddy McGirt, together with my trainer, I will be ready for Alvarez. ”
“Sergey and Eleider are just two of this entire planet ’s best fighters, and we look forward to hosting their own rematch and still another terrific night of Boxing in Ford Center in The Star,” said Stephen Jones, Chief Operating Officer of the Dallas Cowboys. “Ford Center in The Star has been shown to be considered a battlefield place, and there is no greater way to continue that legacy than to bring the world light heavyweight championship to North Texas. ”
Alvarez, 34, a native of Colombia who currently resides in Montreal, turned expert in 2009. In 2013he conquered former middleweight world champion Edison Miranda by unanimous decision, also from 2015, he had set himself as one of earth ’s greatest light heavyweight contenders. He even earned also a vast majority decision over former light heavyweight kingpin Jean Pascal: a 2015 majority decision contrary to continuing contender Isaac Chilemba, also a 2017 knockout of longtime super middleweight world champion Lucian Bute, and also the shot at Kovalev after a trio of high profile wins. That led to his successful night to the Atlantic City Boardwalk he expects to duplicate in Frisco.
Kovalev is among the world champions a devastating puncher along with two title reigns with nine title defenses, of his age. He even won the WBO world title in August 2013, knocking hometown winner Nathan Cleverly from the round out and traveling to Wales. He even lost his world names to Andre Ward that was great in November 2016 via contentious decision. Nearly seven weeks after, Kovalev was stopped from the eighth round from Ward, a bout recalled for its multiple low blows that preceded the stoppage in part. Kovalev rebounded, winning the WBO light heavyweight title with a second-round TKO against Vyacheslav Shabranskyy in his next bout. He defended the title prior to conducting to Alvarez a seventh-round TKO of Igor Mikhalkin at March.