anelo Alvarez vs Sergey Kovalev scorecards at time of stunning KOCanelo Alvarez was ahead on tw
o of the three scorecards when he produced a stunning KO to beat Sergey Kovalev. The Mexican threw a devastating right hook in the penultimate round to send the light-heavyweight champion through the ropes. And the three judges scorecards revealed Canelo was heading for victory on points until he rendered the scores irrelevan
o judges had the challenger leading 96-94 while the
third had the fight a draw at 95-95. The scorecards before Canelo vs Kovalev was stopped Read MoreRelat
ed ArticlesCanelo Alvarez KOs Sergey Kovalev to win light-heavyweight world title After he was crowned champion, Alvarez said: This is just a step in my caree
r, in my history. All I ask for is patience, because Canelo will make history, I guarantee. We knew there were going to be five or six rounds and it was going to take some time for me to get him. Much credit to him, he’s a great fighter, but we stuck to our gameplan. It was delayed a little bit, but overall it was successful. Canelo and Kovalev were closely matched until the KO (Image: Valery Sharifulin/TASS) Many felt Canelo c
ould have been trailing in what was a difficult fight to score. Kovalev did the bulk of the work, throwing his jab and moving his feet effectively on the perimeter of the ring. But Canelo threw the more efficient punches, controlling the pace and fighting on the front foot but largely relying on single shot and counter punches. He eliminated any doubt or controversy if it had gone to the cards with his ruthless finish to claim a historic win.