Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, a middleweight champion, is advancing two weight classes to take on Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight championship. Canelo puts up 1
5 pounds to fight the hard-hitting Kovalev and compete for a world title in a fourth weight class. For the 29-year-old Mexican superstar, who last fought as a 160-pound middleweight and defeated Daniel Jones in May, this is a huge weight gain. The 36-year-old Kovalev from Russia is a natural 175-pound fighter and last defended his light heavyweight title in August with a TKO over Anthony Yarde.
The 175-pound title fight will be held in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. Here's what fight fans need to know to watch the fight between Canelo and Kovalev
When does the fight begin?
The event is due to start on Saturday, November 2nd at 15:00. PT at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, but Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) and Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) fight at 9 pm. PT (midnight ET) after four undercard bouts.
What are the odds?
Quota makers use Canelo as a heavy favorite. Canelo is a favorite of -400 and Kovalev an outsider of +310.
How to stream the fight
Canelo vs. Kovalev is only available on DAZN. The streaming service costs $ 100 per year or $ 19.99 per month.
While the fight between Canelo and Kovalev can only be streamed on DAZN, the four undercard bouts are available for free on DAZN's Facebook, Twitter and YouTube platforms, including Evan Holyfield, son of former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.
DAZN can be streamed on a variety of devices including Amazon Fire ($ 50 on Amazon) AppleTV, Google Chromecast [$ 55 on eBay] PlayStation, Xbox, Roku, smart TVs, iOS and Android. The service can also be accessed online through DAZN.com.