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Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez announces his next fight against Sergey Kovalev

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Image: Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez is bidding to become a four-weight world champion

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has announced his next fight against Sergey Kovalev for the WBO light-heavyweight title on November 2.

The Mexican star will attempt to win a world title in a fourth weight division as he moves up to 175lbs to challenge Russia's Kovalev, who defended his belt with a stoppage win over Britain's Anthony Yarde last month.

Alvarez unified the WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight belts with a points win over Daniel Jacobs in May, only to be stripped of the IBF belt for failing to agree terms with Sergiy Derevyanchenko.

Sergey Kovalev Andre Ward during their WBO/IBF/WBA Light Heavyweight Championship fight at  T-Mobile Arena on November 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Image: Sergey Kovalev recently stopped Anthony Yarde in Russia

But the 29-year-old, a former super-welterweight world champion, is scaling new heights after previously testing the water at super-middleweight with a stoppage win over Rocky Fielding to claim a WBA belt in December.

He tweeted: "It's official. I am happy to announce that I will climb 2 categories to face one of the most powerful rivals in this division.

"This November 2 will be one of the biggest challenges of my career. Let's make history together. Let's go for 4x World Champion."

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Boxer Canelo Alvarez (L) and WBC, WBA and IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin pose during their official weigh-in at MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 15, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Golovkin will defend his titles against Alvarez at T-Mobile Arena on September 16 in Las Vegas.
Image: 'Canelo' can cement his status as one of the world's elite fighters

The 36-year-old Kovalev has held a world title on three occasions at light-heavyweight, stopping Yarde in the 11th round in Russia to extend his latest reign.

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