“It was a very difficult fight, but we knew what and how it would be. I made a story, this is the most important career victory. I really respect my opponent, he had a good fight, ”Alvarez quotes TASS.

Alvarez, who holds the WBC, WBA Super and IBF middleweight belts, knocked out an opponent and became the WBO light heavyweight world champion.

For Kovalev, this was the fourth loss in his career with 34 wins and two draws.

Earlier, a knockout video appeared in the battle of Alvarez and Kovalev.