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.
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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.
What time is Canelo Alvarez's fight vs. Sergey Kovalev?
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 2
- Undercard: 6:30 p.m. ET
- Main card: 9 p.m. ET
- Main event: 12:15 a.m. 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 12:15 a.m. 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.
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. (In Canada a monthly subscription is $20 CAD; an annual subscription is $150 CAD.) 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 career record and bio
- Name: Saul "Canelo" Alvarez
- Nationality: Mexican
- Born: July 18, 1990
- Height: 5-9
- Reach: 70 1/2 inches
- Total fights: 54
- Record: 51-1-2 with 35 knockouts
Sergey Kovalev record and bio
- Name: Sergey Kovalev
- Nationality: Russian
- Born: April 2, 1983
- Height: 6-0
- Reach: 72 inches
- Total fights: 36
- Record: 32-3-1 with 29 knockouts
Canelo vs. Kovalev fight card
|Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev||Light Heavyweight||WBO|
|Ryan Garcia vs. Romero Duno||Lightweight||...|
|Seniesa Estrada vs. Marlen Esparza||Women's Flyweight||WBA (Interim)|
|Blair Cobbs vs. Carlos Ortiz||Welterweight||...|
|Evan Holyfield vs. Nick Winstead||Jr. Middleweight||...|
|Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Jorge Fortea||Jr. Middleweight||...|
|Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Twon Smith||Cruiserweight||...|
|Meiirim Nursultanov vs. Cristian Olivas||Middleweight||...|