As Kovalev was going down, Alvarez landed a vicious right hand to the face that knocked the champion out cold.
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Saul "Canelo" Alvarez knocked out Sergey Kovalev with a vicious combination in the 11th round to win the WBO light heavyweight title Saturday, moving up two weight classes to become a four-division champ.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.Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs) becomes just the fourth boxer in history to win a junior middleweight world title and one at light heavyweight, a spread of 21 pounds (154 to 175). Many boxing fans would have liked to have seen Alvarez face rival and former unified title holder Golovkin for a third time after two highly entertaining but disputed bouts -- a draw in 2017 and a majority decision win for Alvarez in the 2018 rematch. Alvarez had other plans.
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