Final Up to date: 13/09/19 6:19pm
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has introduced his subsequent battle in opposition to Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title on November 2.
The Mexican star will try to win a world title in a fourth weight division as he strikes as much as 175lbs to problem Russia’s Kovalev, who defended his belt with a stoppage win over Britain’s Anthony Yarde final month.
Alvarez unified the WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts with a factors win over Daniel Jacobs in May, solely to be stripped of the IBF belt for failing to agree phrases with Sergiy Derevyanchenko.
However the 29-year-old, a former super-welterweight world champion, is scaling new heights after beforehand testing the water at super-middleweight with a stoppage win over Rocky Fielding to say a WBA belt in December.
He tweeted: “It is official. I am glad to announce that I will climb 2 classes to face one of the crucial highly effective rivals on this division.
“This November 2 can be one of many largest challenges of my profession. Let’s make historical past collectively. Let’s go for 4x World Champion.”
The 36-year-old Kovalev has held a world title on three events at light-heavyweight, stopping Yarde within the 11th spherical in Russia to increase his newest reign.