Smith stops Alvarez, one step closer to world title

The Long Island native knew the stakes on Saturday night, and did what was needed to get the win. Joe Smith Jr. defeated Eleider Alvarez by 9th round knockout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas to register his 21st knockout victory of his career. He is now 26-3 and hopes to fight for a world title after falling short last March against Dmitry Bivol. … Continue reading Smith stops Alvarez, one step closer to world title

Smith and Alvarez clash sure to be full of action

The light heavyweight division has it’s share of fighters that can pack a good punch. Unified champion Artur Beterbiev is viewed as the top guy at 175, and his stoppage win over Oleksandr Gvozdyk continued his streak of 15 consecutive KO victories. WBA champion Dmitry Bivol has 11 KO victories out of his 17 fights. Former champion Jean Pascal is also known to have a … Continue reading Smith and Alvarez clash sure to be full of action

Alvarez gets 7th round KO

Former world champion Eleider Alvarez wanted a way to get himself back into the title race. He is one step closer to doing that. At the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, Alvarez (25-1, 13 KOs) scored a knockout victory over Michael Seals (24-3, 18 KOs) in the 7th round of a light heavyweight bout where Alvarez won two minor titles but more importantly … Continue reading Alvarez gets 7th round KO

Alvarez shocks Kovalev with KO

The crowd at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino expected to see a good fight in the main event that would eventually end in a knockout. What they got was a result that many did not expect. Eleider Alvarez (24-0) knocked out Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1) in the seventh round to win the WBO and IBA light heavyweight championships in front of a sellout crowd which … Continue reading Alvarez shocks Kovalev with KO

Kovalev-Alvarez card preview

The last time Sergey Kovalev (32-2-1) was fighting in Atlantic City, he got a clear decision win over Bernard Hopkins to become a unified light heavyweight champion. This time, he hopes to get the same result against another tough opponent. On Saturday he will headline a fight card where he defends the WBO light heavyweight crown against Eleider Alvarez (23-0) at the Hard Rock Hotel … Continue reading Kovalev-Alvarez card preview