Possibly Canelo vs Kovalev Nov 2 in Las Vegas

Canelo vs Kovalev Who Wins & How?


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DKSAB
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Kovalev wins everywhere. He can outbox Canelo, he can knock him out. Taking Golovkin's best at 160 is impressive, but Kovalev at 175? C'mon.
 

Ar558a

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Kovalev wins this, going up to LH is too much even for Canelo. Kovalev is the LH king and Canelo would be biting of more than he could chew.
 

Ar558a

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Surely Nov 2 is a pretty quick turnaround from the Yarde Fight? Even if he starts now that only a 8 week camp, and against Canelo I would have thought you would want a full camp....
 
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Kov already said he doesn't want to fight that quickly but when the money's that good...
Looks like it's probably a cash out for Kovalev. They've said there's no weight restrictions but I'm still skeptical of that. Still don't know how Alvarez has been jumping around divisions so much.
 
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Yeah, Kovalev had a hard fight against Yarde. I'm surprised he's going to turnover so quick for another fight. If Canelo manages to win this one, I'll give him that p4p #1 spot for sure. That'd be Jacobs, Golovkin, and Kovalev. That's an amazing resume, honestly.

You just can't fucking outbox Kovalev. The man is a master at his craft, and he's fucking lethal with his power. Dude straight stopped Yarde with what looked like a fucking jab. Only way I can see Canelo winning is if he counters deep and strong with a hellacious body attack. Get Kovalev to the late rounds and then go for the stoppage. They both have stamina issues, though, so it'll be interesting either way in the late rounds. Only thing is even tired Kovalev can stop you.

Unless they have a ridiculous rehydration and/or catchweight clause, I just can't see Canelo winning this one.
 
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Surely Nov 2 is a pretty quick turnaround from the Yarde Fight? Even if he starts now that only a 8 week camp, and against Canelo I would have thought you would want a full camp....
Thats the whole reason Canelo is making the fight, if its not a catch weight its got to be another disadvantage
 
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He does match up a lot better with Beterbiev than Kovalev on paper :lol:.
Canelo would get absolutely destroyed by Beterbiev that is a horrific match up for him, would probably be outweighed by 10lbs and Beterbiev hits 10x harder than him, Canelo has a decent chance against Kovalev and I think Kovalev vs Beterbiev is 50/50 styles make fights
 

REDC

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That soon?! Now I'm even more sure Canelo is going to win.
But I'd have favoured him to win anyway, especially after seeing Kov's performance vs Yarde.
Will be rooting for Kovalev BIG time though.
 

REDC

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Hope Kov busts Canelo's bubble, but can see him folding from bodyshots after the Yarde fight.
I can see him fold from head shots too as Yarde was a hair away from getting him out of there. Even though Canelo doesn't hit as hard as Yarde.
It'd be so so sweet though if Kovalev beat the uncharismatic, unsympathetic drug cheat.

Interviewer (before one of Canelo's fights): ''Good luck''
Canelo: ''Good luck is for mediocre people''
:vom
 
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Canelo would get absolutely destroyed by Beterbiev that is a horrific match up for him, would probably be outweighed by 10lbs and Beterbiev hits 10x harder than him, Canelo has a decent chance against Kovalev and I think Kovalev vs Beterbiev is 50/50 styles make fights
Hard to say. I think on paper Kovalev is a lot tougher. Beterbiev can get sloppy trying to gain distanced on his opponent. Canelo will counter you to death if you're slow to gain ground. It's definitely something I would love to watch, and I'd have the odds 60-40 in favor of Beterbiev.

Kovalev's only thing is that he's old and has outside issues. Prime for prime, I never thought Kovalev/Beterbiev was 50/50. I think Kovalev would've wrecked Beterbeiv. It's only 50/50 atm because of Kovalev's inconsistencies and age.
 
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Canelo opens as a 1/5 favourite, 1/8 on most sites thats wider odds than when he fought Khan lol
 
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REDC

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Canelo opens as a 1/5 favourite, 1/8 on most sites thats wider odds than when he fought Khan lol
Like now? Already? The fight isn't even official yet.
(Edit: just saw it's official)

I can understand it though: with Khan there was the chance he was going to outbox Canelo, which he actually did until he got stopped.
Kov looked dreadful against Yarde from every standpoint.
 
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