By Dan Ambrose:Sergey Kovalev in his title defense against Saul Canelo Alvarez on November 2. The bigger, stronger WBO light heavyweight champion Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) is the underdog against the younger fighter Canelo Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) with the boxing public and the odd-makers. However, Hunter thinks that the outcome of the fight will be determined on simple factors.
Kovalev wins if he keeps Canelo at the end of his punch
Sergiy DerevyanchenkoGennady Golovkin last Saturday night in new york.
Canelo-Kovalev not showing animosity towards each other
Canelo, 29, is looking to win his 4th division world title by moving up to light heavyweight next month on dazn on November 2 at the mgm grand garden arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kovalev, 36, is the champion that Canelo chose to fight. The two are familiar with each other, and they appear to be on friendly terms.
Some would say that Canelo and Kovalev are TOO friendly, and they looked like buddies in their kickoff press conference recently. For boxing fans used to seeing an unsmiling Canelo glaring at his opponents during his press conference, it was kind of jarring to see Canelo smiling and laughing with Kovalev during their face off.
Canelo giving up a lot of size to Kovalev
Canelo picking the right time to fight Kovalev
McGirt is perfect coach for Kovalev
Kovalev is a lot lighter on his feet than Golovkin, and Canelo might be surprised at how quick and difficult he is to nail down.