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Canelo KO’s Kovalev to take WBO Light Heavyweight title

Saul Canelo Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev squared off on November 3 (AEST). The contest featured the middleweight king up, who moved up a weight class to challenge the defending WBO Light Heavyweight champion. The pair headlined the fight card on DAZN held at MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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The scheduled for twelve rounds championship bout ended prior to the final bell. Canelo claimed the win at 2:15 of Round 11, executing a powerful left hook followed by a vicious right cross.

In addition he updated his record to 53-1-2, 36 KO and became a new champion in his new weight division. Sergey Kovalev dropped to 34-4-1, 29 KO, which snapped his two-fight win streak.

Among other bouts featured on the card Ryan Garcia knocked out Romero Duno in the first round. Bakhram Murtazaliev scored a unanimous decision against Jorge Fortea.

The complete fight results from the event can be found below.

Canelo Alvarez def. Sergey Kovalev by KO (R11)
Ryan Garcia def. Romero Duno by KO (R1)
Bakhram Murtazaliev def. Jorge Fortea by unanimous decision
Seniesa Estrada def. Marlen Esparza by technical decision (R9)
Blair Cobbs def. Carlos Ortiz by TKO (R6)
Meiirim Nursultanov def. Cristian Olivas by unanimous decision
Evan Holyfield def. Nick Winstead by TKO (R1)
Tristan Kalkreuth def. Twon Smith by unanimous decision
Bektemir Melikuziev def. Clay Collard by TKO (R4)

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