WBO light heavyweight world titleholder Eleider Alvarez of Colombia will face Russia’s Sergey Kovalev in a rematch of their August bout on Saturday. The fight will air live on ESPN+ in the United States at midnight ET from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) won the title with a knockout victory in Round 7 over Kovalev six months ago. Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) seemed to be invincible in the division until losing in consecutive fights to Andre Ward in 2016 and 2017. He recovered by winning two fights in a row by TKO before losing to Alvarez in their first bout.
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Where can I watch the Alvarez-Kovalev II fight card?
The Alvarez-Kovalev title fight broadcast on ESPN+ will begin at midnight ET on Saturday. The main card also includes ESPN’s prospect of the year, Teofimo Lopez, facing former title contender Diego Magdaleno in a 10-round lightweight bout.
The undercard begins at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and then moves to ESPN+ at 10 p.m. ET for the two exciting world title bouts.
The undercard on ESPN at 10 p.m. ET includes:
Oscar Valdez vs. Carmine Tommasone, 12 rounds, for Valdez’s WBO featherweight title
Richard Commey vs. Isa Chaniev, 12 rounds, for the vacant IBF lightweight title
The undercard on ESPN+ at 7 p.m. ET includes:
Patrick Day vs. Ismail Iliev, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Elvin Ayala, 10 rounds, junior middleweights
Enriko Gogokhia vs. Vitor Jones Freitas, eight rounds, junior welterweights
Jason Sanchez vs. Daniel Olea, eight rounds, featherweights
Janibek Alimkhanuly vs. Steven Martinez, eight rounds, middleweights