AP | , Miami Gardens
PUBLISHED ON FEB 28, 2021 11:32 AM IST
- Alvarez, of Mexico, dropped the Turkish challenger with a left right combination to the head midway through the third round. Alvarez followed with additional combinations, pinning Yildirim on the ropes.
Another title for Canelo Alvarez as he knocks out ‘Krusher’ Kovalev to become WBO light heavyweight champion
Las Vegas | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON NOV 03, 2019 03:00 PM IST
The fight had been close throughout with Kovalev (34-4-1, 29 KOs) winning most of the early rounds by using a steady jab to keep the burly Alvarez at a distance. Alvarez was ahead 96-94, 96-94, 95-95 on the scorecards.