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“The big fighters? Only the ones who leave a footprint become these kind of fighters”
Final Up to date: 19/09/19 3:09pm
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez is cautious that Sergey Kovalev can win their battle “with one punch”, in accordance with his coach.
Canelo will step up two weight lessons to problem for Kovalev’s WBO light-heavyweight title on November 2 in Las Vegas, an try to win a serious belt in a fourth division.
“The big fighters? Only the ones who leave a footprint become these kind of fighters,” stated Canelo’s coach Eddy Reynoso at a press convention.
“We all know Kovalev nicely and we all know the problem that we face. He is a superb fighter who leaves every thing within the ring.
“With one punch, he can finish the battle.
“We want Saul to have the four championships in this division.”
Canelo, the reigning world middleweight champion, stated: “I know it will be the most difficult fight of my [career].”
Canelo beat Dany Jacobs with the IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles at stake in his most up-to-date battle. He drew and received two traditional fights with Gennadiy Golovkin, who will subsequent contest the newly-vacant IBF belt with Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
Canelo delayed the announcement of his subsequent battle pending the results of Kovalev’s necessary title defence in his hometown of Chelyabinsk in opposition to Britain’s Anthony Yarde. Kovalev received within the 11th spherical.
Kovalev stated about Canelo: “This is a very big test for me, because this is one of the best fighters in the world.”
The rivals shared their first face-off on Wednesday evening the place Kovalev’s five-inch top benefit was clear.
“[Kovalev] is very anxious,” his coach Buddy McGirt completely informed Sky Sports activities.
“After he misplaced to Andre Ward and [Eleider] Alvarez there was a variety of unfavorable stuff being stated about him, so I assume he is out to show the critics fallacious.
“I’m not taking a look at us being the larger, stronger man. My objective is to be the higher man that evening. [Kovalev’s] boxing IQ may be very underrated.”