Saúl “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) of Guadalajara, Mexico and Russian warrior Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (34-3-1, 29 KOs) hosted a press conference at Union Station in Los Angeles, Calif. to formally announce their 12-round fight.
It’ll on Saturday, Nov. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Both are as verbally dexterous as their hand speed. And this is what they declared:
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC Middleweight World Champion:
“I’m very grateful to all the fans as always. I’m very motivated here, it’s an honor for me to
share the ring with a Kovalev who I met in 2012. Now we’re about to make
history. I know it’s going to be the most difficult fight of my professional career. I will give the best I have in the ring and that day we can yell “Viva Mexico.”
“I’m very happy to be here back in Los Angeles. Thanks to God and thanks to Canelo and his team for making this opportunity to get this fight. I think this is a big test for me in my boxing career because this is one of the best fighters in the world in boxing right now. I’m happy and I am excited. Thank you very much for the support.”
EDDY REYNOSO, Head Trainer and Manager of Canelo Alvarez:
“Thank you to Golden Boy and DAZN – this was a very difficult fight to make happen but the fight is now here. Only the big fighters leave a footprint become they are this type of fighters. We know Kovalev well and we know the challenge that we are facing. He’s a great fighter that leaves everything in the ring and in one punch, he could end the fight. And we know it’s going to be a great challenge. We want Saul to be a champion in four weight classes.”
JOSE “CHEPO” REYNOSO, Trainer and Manager of Canelo Alvarez:
“I’m nostalgic and cannot help but remember the beginnings of all this. To look back and
see everything-all the victories that Saul has given myself and my son, and the future victories, makes me happy. The Reynosos have been with Saul for over 15 years-ever since he was a child. We trust that he will gain victory here.”
BUDDY MCGIRT, Trainer of Sergey Kovalev:
“Both these guys are true champions. Canelo, I’ve always admired you. Your trainers did a great job with you. I gotta admit that. I really take my hat off to you for having the balls for taking a step up and not having a catch weight and stepping up to the challenge. Sergey, I love you to death, I respect you for accepting the challenge. In all honestly, the only losers on November 2 are the people who don’t want the fight or come to the fight.”
EGIS KLIMAS, Manager of Sergey Kovalev:
“I don’t think this fight needs to be introduced. When you hear the names Canelo Alvarez,
Krusher Kovalev, it says all that’s going to happen on November 2. I don’t need to talk
about Sergey – everybody knows who he is in boxing, and regarding Canelo, they know
what they mean when they say – grandes kajones.”
Canelo vs. Kovalev is a 12-round fight in Light Heavyweight division presented by Golden Boy, Main Events and Krusher Promotions. The event will take place Saturday, Nov. 2 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas and will be streamed live exclusively on DAZN.