Canelo Alvarez lacked reach in this fight, yet the Mexican boxer followed through on his gameplan and was able to walk away with a victory. Sergey Kovalev lasted until the 11th round against Alvarez, but an unsuspected combo featuring an angled left hook and an incredibly well-timed right hook from Canelo sent the Russian crashing half way out the ring.
Canelo showcased his patience and kept the fight going in to the later rounds where he was able to use his stamina as an added boost. He threw far less punches overall in the fight, but got the job done in the 11th despite his defensive approach.
With the victory over Kovalev, Canelo improves to 53-2-1 in his esteemed boxing career.