Eleider Alvarez versus Sergey Kovalev on ESPN+ How to watch
A matchup that saw one of the biggest upsets in 2018 will go down one more time when Eleider Alvarez defends the WBO light heavyweight championship against former two-time titleholder Sergey Kovalev on Saturday, Feb. 2, live from the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas.
Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs), a native of Colombia fighting out of Montreal, was behind on all three scorecards heading into the seventh round of that initial August 2018 fight, when he knocked Kovalev down three times in the stanza to pull off the shocker and capture his first major world title.
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It didn’t take long for Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) to exercise a contract clause for an immediate rematch. Before suffering the first two losses of his career — to Andre Ward in back-to-back fights — Kovalev had bounced back with two stoppage victories, regaining the WBO belt, before losing it to Alvarez.
Can Alvarez show the boxing world what they saw six months ago wasn’t a fluke? Or will the “Krusher” redeem himself and take back the title? Here’s everything you need to know about Alvarez-Kovalev II.
When is the Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 fight?
Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 commences on Saturday, Feb. 2. The main card begins at 10 p.m. Alvarez and Kovalev are expected to make the walk to the ring for the main event at around 1:00 a.m.
How do I watch Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2?
The Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 fight card will be streamed on ESPN+ at 7 p.m., before switching over to ESPN at 10 p.m. The last two fights, including Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2, can be seen on the ESPN streaming service.
Where is the Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 fight?
Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev will fight their rematch at the Ford Center at the Star in Frisco, Texas. This marks both boxers’ first time fighting in the “Lonestar State.”
Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 betting odds
According to ProBoxingOdds, Eleider Alvarez is a -170 favorite, which means you’ll need to bet $170 to win $100. Meanwhile, Kovalev is a +144 underdog, meaning if you bet $100, you could win $144.