Sergey Kovalev asked Canelo Alvarez for rematch next May. Unfortunately, the Golden Boy Promotions star hasn’t talked of wanting to to revisit the Kovalev rivalry.
“Everything was calculated by team of Canelo,” said Kovalev on his Instagram. “Now a lot of people have a wrong opinion about our fight. Let’s close these talk by rematch. Well let’s face the truth, Canelo wouldn’t have won if the fight had passed after my full rest – after my previous fight with Anthony Yarde, which I started my preparations for in early May.”
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) November 22, 2019
“I was tired after the fight against Anthony Yarde and didn’t have enough time for the rest and recovery my power for 100%. But I can’t say “NO”, when somebody makes the call to fight me,” said Kovalev.
Kovalev got huge paycheck of $12 million for the fight. With that kind of money, asking for a rematch makes perfectly good sense.