Sergey Kovalev vs Eleider Alvarez
CONTROVERSY RATING: N/A
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Saturday, August 4, 2018
Titles at Stake:
Two time light heavyweight world champipn, Sergey Kovalev, takes on unbeaten contender, highly ranked challanger, Eleider Alvarez, aiming to defend his WBO title, also aimimg to win, set up a unification fight against fellow Russian, WBA champion, Dmitry Bivol. This is Kovalev's third fight since back to back losses to boxing legend, Andre Ward.
In round 7, Alvarez lands a devastating right hand which takes away Kovalev's legs and sits him down heavily. Kovalev gets up, but is in terrible trouble, and it is not long before he walks straight into another smashing right hand which puts him down even more heavily. Kovalev staggers to his feet again, in no position to continue, the referee lets it go on, but stops it one punch later as Kovalev goes down for a third time.
Eleider Alvarez gets a great win, becomes a world champion, and proves himself at world level.
After 6 rounds, at the time of the stoppage, Kovalev was ahead on all the scorecards, 58-56 on one card, 59-55, on the other two.