Apparently unsatisfed with the challengers that stand before him in the middleweight division, Canelo Alvarez is going to move up two weight classes to light heavyweight and challenge Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light heavyweight title.
Kovalev (34-3-1) and Alvarez (52-1-2) have agreed to a fight in Las Vegas on Nov. 2 for Kovalev's belt.
After back-to-back losses to Andre Ward, Kovalev has won four of his last five fights, with his loss against Eleider Alavrez avenged just six months after. He recently retained the WBO light heavyweight title after knocking out Anthony Yarde in his native Russia.
Following his win over Triple G in 2018, Alvarez has won his last two fights, defeating Rocky Fielding and Daniel Jacobs, winning both super middleweight and middleweight titles in the process.
Canelo has already opened as the betting favorite despite having to move up two weight classes.
With both of these guys at the peak of their performance and coming off dominant wins, this fight promises to be one for the ages.