It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated fights of the year as Sergey Kovalev defends his WBO world light heavyweight title against the challenge of Saul Alvarez. Yes, you read that correctly, Canelo is now up at light heavyweight as he continues to defy all logic. Here are our top Sergey Kovalev v Saul Alvarez betting tips and predictions.
A Closer Look
The challenger has gone all the way through the ranks but isn’t expected to hang about too long in this division. It would be a surprise to see him defend his title or even try to unify the belts. This is more about making a point and proving nothing is beyond this pound for pound great. He’s looking to cement his legacy as one of the greatest that ever lived and the only way to achieve that is to go throw the weights like the legends before him do.
Sergey Kovalev maybe 36 years old now, but there’s plenty of fight left in the Russian and the fact he’s not been in too many wars throughout his career means he is able to hang around for as long as he wants. He proved his hunger last time out when beating young and ambitious Londoner Anthony Yarde by stoppage when expected to be pushed out by the Lion.
Too Tough to Ignore
That was an impressive win but it will be nothing compared to the shockwaves he’d send through the sport if he was to, somehow, find a way to stop the Canelo express. Bookies don’t expect him to pull off the impossible and offer Kovalev at 3/1 (Ladbrokes). It’s not often you get the chance to back Krusher at that kind of price, but it would be foolish to oppose Alvarez who is 1/4 (Bet365) jolly.