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 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

Hunter

Sergiy DerevyanchenkoGennady Golovkin last Saturday night in .

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 on November 2 at the 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 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 

Hunter

McGirt is perfect coach for Kovalev

Hunter

Hunter

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.

Hunter

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