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PUNCHING UP

On the face of it, Canelo Alvarez’s jump to light-heavyweight to challenge Sergey Kovalev is an audacious one. But, as Elliot Worsell explains, it’s likely a calculated gamble for the Mexican

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BOXING has given birth to many champions throughout its life, but few of its children have been adored and cared for quite like Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

In the eyes of his parents, Canelo, this angelic prodigy with vast moneymaking potential, can do know wrong. If he wants something, he gets it, no questions asked. The latest item on his wish list is a world lightheavyweight title, which will be Canelo’s to own if he can dethrone WBO champion Sergey Kovalev on Saturday (November 2) in his first fight as a light-heavyweight, having previously excelled at middleweight.

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FIRST CLASS – Josh Taylor overcomes Regis Prograis in a fantastic WBSS final GIANT LEAP – Canelo Alvarez moves up to light-heavy to face Sergey Kovalev THE ANALYST – Hall of Fame broadcaster Larry Merchant looks back on his career MUCH, MUCH MORE – Including Katie Taylor, Anthony Crolla and Shakur Stevenson