It was tense as Sergey Kovalev missed weight for his showdown with Canelo but he eventually made it
We have a fight! Although the mouthwatering Canelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev clash was never really in doubt, whether the Russian could retain his WBO light-heavyweight title was a concern, at least briefly.
At the initial weigh-in for tonight’s Las Vegas showdown, Kovalev failed to make weight, even after stripping right down. He was given an hour to shed the remaining 1/4 pound but returned within 15 minutes and, as you will see below, appeared relieved to hit the magic number.