Sergey Kovalev gained revenge vs. Eleider Alvarez on Saturday night (Photo: Mikey Williams/Top Rank)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, inside of The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, TX, Sergey Kovalev gained a level of revenge vs. Eleider Alvarez, winning a clear unanimous decision over 12 rounds to recapture the WBO light heavyweight title. The bout aired on the ESPN+ streaming app as the boxing world saw Kovalev, 35, become a three-time champion at 175 pounds. Scores were 120-108 and 116-112 twice.
Alvarez (24-1, 12 KOs) was coming off of a thrilling seventh round knockout over Kovalev just six months prior, a fight in which he rocked and dropped the Russian three times before finishing the contest. But, to the credit of Kovalev (33-3-1, 28 KO’s), he was able to turn the rematch in his favor and box his way towards victory.