Canelo Alvarez, the king of the middleweight boxing division, will take on a new challenge as he moves into the 175-pound weight class in a 12-round bout against champion Sergey ‘Krusher’ Kovalev for the WBO Light Heavyweight World Title. The event will take place on November 2nd at MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be streamed exclusively live on DAZN in all of its nine markets, including the US, Canada, Brazil, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Japan.
“We promised to make this fight happen, and now we are delivering it,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy. “Historic fights have been a hallmark of this company, and we are pleased to once again live up to the high expectations we’ve set for our fans. The best pound-for-pound fighter is also boxing’s biggest star. Few fighters in boxing’s history can claim to be both like Canelo Alvarez. Now, he’ll look to become a four-division world champion against one of the most dangerous fighters of recent years, and I’m certain that he will stop him. There’s no better home for this than on the DAZN platform or live at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.”
“Canelo vs. Kovalev is a fascinating matchup between champions that will highlight our entire season of premium fights on DAZN over the next several months,” said DAZN Group Executive Chairman John Skipper. “Simply stated, this is the best schedule in boxing history.”