The expected rematch between the excellent boxers Eléider Álvarez and Sergey Kovalev will be next February 2 at the Ford Center (Texas)
This rematch is expected with great anxiety; since Eleider Álvarez, in addition to having a record of being undefeated in 24 bouts, 12 by the KOs and with 34 years of age, managed to knock out in the seventh round the Russian Sergey Kovalev, who has 36 fights, of which he has won 32, 28 by the way of the KOs.
Kovalev, was established as one of the quintessential light heavyweight champions of this generation with 9 title defenses in 2 reigns of world titles and before the defeat with Àlvarez bore the title of light heavyweight champion of the World Boxing Organization ( OMB)
Eleiner Álvarez sent 35-year-old Russian Sergey Kovalev to the canvas three times, who has been considered for many years as one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world. In addition, he has managed to obtain the titles WBO, WBA, IBF, WBC of the light heavyweight.
In that opportunity the undefeated Alvarez managed to connect several hard hands to Kovalev, which did not allow him to recover from his last fall; what constituted a real surprise for the boxing world. However, it should be noted that Kovalev led in the scorecards of the three judges at the time of the knockout; that is to say that Kovalev was winning that fight.
I think this will be a very tough fight for the world champion Alvarez, since the Russian challenger Kovalev is an excellent boxer and it is very possible that he will take away the title of champion. On the other hand Àlvarez has an extraordinary punch and an excellent combination of left jab and right-handed.
My prediction is that the winner should be Àlvarez on the way to the knockout in round 10, this is because Àlvarez already knows him very well and knows perfectly what are the weaknesses of Kovalev and these weaknesses are what Àlvarez will attack.
This fight will be seen on ESPN in the United States, because HBO, who had Kovalev's rights declined, because he did not want to offer the day before the Super Bowl.