Canelo will go for the fourth world title against Sergey Kovalev
Through his social networks, the Canelo confirmed his return to the ring to face the Russian, who is a semi-complete champion of the World Boxing Organization (WBO).
"It's official. I am happy to announce that I will go up two categories to face one of the most powerful rivals in this division," said the fighter.
"This November 2 will be one of the biggest challenges of my career. We are going to make history together. Let's go for 4x World Champion", added Canelo, CMB Franchise champion and AMB medium and super medium monarch, who was also super welter champion.
With a professional record of 52-1-2, 35 by knockout, El Canelo comes in one of the best moments of his career, with three wins in a row against rivals such as Gennady Golovkin, Rocky Fielding and Daniel Jacobs.
The opposite will be a seven years older, 36, 34-3-1, 29 on the fast track, and comes after two victories, the last one over the Englishman Anthony Yarde last August, who almost knocked out the Russian.
This would be the third fight between Golden Boy Promotions' Canelo and the DAZN platform, with which he signed a $365 million contract for 11 fights.
Canelo 'Álvarez', among the best paid in the world
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LEBRON JAMES PRODUCES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT CANELO ÁLVAREZ
The California sun shines for LeBron James and boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, who joined forces in a series of documentaries behind the Mexican's next fight.
The series entitled "40 days", is a look behind the camera of what happens in the training of "Canelo".
"Uninterrupted," James' brand of athlete empowerment, founded along with his long-time business partner, Maverick Carter, produces the series that will debut on DAZN and then be presented on Univision and other regional networks.
The chapters will feature Alvarez's training camp in San Diego for the middleweight unification fight with American Daniel Jacobs on May 4 in Las Vegas.
"We are partnering with DAZN to reach a new audience of boxing fans who want to see another face of these athletes that have not yet been demonstrated," Uninterrupted CEO Maverick Carter said in a statement.
DAZN staff has described the series, which will conclude on April 30, as a hybrid of "30 for 30" on ESPN and the previous HBO boxing series, "24/7"