Canelo Alvarez looks to make history against Sergey Kovalev. Here’s everything you need to know for the fight, including the start time and price.
Unified middleweight champion and WBA (regular) super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez returns to the ring on Saturday, when he ventures up two weight classes to challenge WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
A win by Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) would make him a four-division world champion and put him in the conversation of all-time great Mexican boxers — and perhaps all-time great boxers, period, as names such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Pernell Whitaker, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have been four-division champs.
Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs), a three-time 175-pound titleholder and former unified champion, is coming off an 11th-round knockout over Anthony Yarde in August to successfully defend the WBO title.
Here’s a complete viewing guide to the Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev fight, including start time, who’s on the undercard and more.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
Undercard: 6:30 p.m. ET
Main card: 9 p.m. ET
Main event: Midnight ET (approximate)
Watch: Only on DAZN
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas
The action for the Canelo vs. Kovalev fight night gets started at 6:30 p.m. ET with the undercard, which features four fights, including the pro debut of Evan Holyfield, son of boxing legend Evander Holyfield. The main card begins at 9 p.m. ET and features rising star Ryan Garcia in the co-main event vs. Romero Duno.
It’s all part of the build up to Canelo vs. Kovalev in the main event. The fighters are expected to take their ring walks about midnight ET, depending on the length of the earlier fights.
The start time of the Canelo-Kovalev will also depend on the length of UFC 244. The Canelo-Kovalev fight won’t start until Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz is complete, giving fight fans the chance to see both main events.
How to watch, live stream Canelo vs. Sergey Kovalev
The Canelo vs. Kovalev fight will be streamed exclusively on DAZN in North America instead of on a traditional pay-per-view.
Those interested in watching the fight can find DAZN on a number of different systems, including, but not limited to, Amazon Fire TV/stick, Android, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, iOS, Playstation 3, Playstation 4, Roku and Xbox One. Viewers can also find it on DAZN.com using browsers like Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Safari.
New for this fight season, Comcast customers can sign up for DAZN on Xfinity Flex.
You can watch a live feed of the undercard, which is free to view across DAZN’s Twitter, Facebook and YouTube platforms, between 6:30-9 p.m. ET.
How much does the Canelo vs. Kovalev fight cost?
1 month DAZN subscription: $19.99
1 year DAZN subscription: $99.99
Boxing fans interested in watching the Canelo-Kovalev fight on DAZN can sign up for a monthly subscription or annual pass to watch the fight. The annual pass costs $99.99 while the monthly subscription costs $19.99. Along with DAZN live events, subscribers to the annual pass are given access to highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows and live reports.
A subscription also includes access to archived Alvarez fights, including his memorable battles against Gennadiy Golovkin, as well as documentary features on Canelo.
Canelo Alvarez is daring to be great on Saturday night in Las Vegas when he moves up two weight classes to take on WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. The unified middleweight champion will move up 15 pounds to attempt to secure a world title in a fourth weight class after scoring a decision win over Daniel Jacobs in May.
Kovalev, meanwhile, comes into this bout fresh off a win over Anthony Yarde in which he needed to rally late to score an 11th round TKO. The 36-year-old may very well be entering the last fight of his career against one of the sport’s biggest stars after a long career saw him reach the apex in a title bout loss to Andre Ward in 2016 before losing the rematch by TKO. Arguably the biggest accomplishment of the Russian’s career was scoring a unanimous decision over Bernard Hopkins in 2014 to unify two of the four recognized 175-pound belts.
Plus, there’s a few more names fight fans might know on this card, including top lightweight Ryan Garcia when he takes on Romero Duno. Garcia recently signed a new deal with Golden Boy Promotions after threatening to leave the company during a contract dispute.
With so much going down ahead of the fight, let’s take a look at everything you need to know before Canelo and Kovalev in the center of the ring in Las Vegas.
Date: Saturday, Nov. 2 | Time: 9 p.m. ET (6 p.m. PT)
Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena– Las Vegas, Nevada
TV/Stream: DAZN (subscription required)
Note: This page will be updated constantly throughout the week. Be sure to check back in as we get closer to the fight. Odds courtesy of MGM.
Whenever Canelo Alvarez fights, it’s a major event. Even though many in the boxing community are disappointed that Alvarez doesn’t seem to have much desire to face Gennadiy Golovkin for a third time, his fight Saturday could help salve some of that pain. It’s because Sergey Kovalev, though he’s a solid underdog, will provide a tough test for Alvarez as he moves up from a 160-pound middleweight to the 175-pound light heavyweight division. Alvarez isn’t the best fighter in the division anymore, but he has the most name recognition.
There’s plenty of danger for Alvarez on the DAZN broadcast, even though most fighters are picking him to win. Kovalev hits hard. Alvarez will weigh more than he ever has for a fight, leaving some to wonder if he’ll be as agile and crisp as a heavier fighter.
But he’s certainly breaking barriers of what has become an almost assured Hall of Fame career.
“When we first started working with Canelo over a decade ago, we knew he was destined to be great,” Golden Boy promoter Oscar De La Hoya said. “I think we are all aware now that we are witnessing greatness in the making.”
There are plenty of reasons to watch Alvarez vs. Kovalev. Here are three of them.