Saul “Canelo” Averez beats Kovalev to become the First 4 Division World Champion

Saul "Canelo" Averez beating Kovalev

Canelo knocked out Kovalev in the 11th round of a rather one sided light heavyweight championship bout that saw Canelo Alvarex knock out the “Krusher” Kovalev.

As expected, Canelo constantly invest in the body in the earlier part of the fight and worn out the rather aged Kovalev who eventually gave way in the 11th round as Canelo hit him with a good 1-2 combination that ended the bout in a very dramatic fashion. This victory means Canelo now hold championship belts in 4 divisions. At the age of 29 Canelo is now:

WBA Super-Welter

WBC Super-Welter

WBO Super-Welter

Ring Super-Welter

WBA Middle

WBC Middle (x2)

IBF Middle

Ring Middle (x2)

WBA ‘Reg’ Super-Middle

WBO Light-Heavy

Is he in with an argument for the best #Mexican.


Here are the scorecards before the knockout:

Here is a footage of the knockout:

And here is Canelo jubilation with his team: