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Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev 2 live streaming results and round by round updates

Get round by round results and full fight coverage here for the WBO light heavyweight title rematch between Eleider Alvarez and Sergey Kovalev.

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Top Rank Boxing features a tripleheader of title fights and four fights overall tonight (Saturday, February 2nd) from The Star in Frisco, Texas. In the main event, WBO light heavyweight champion Eleider Alvarez (24-0, 12 KOs) rematches Sergey Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs), six months removed from his stunning KO of Kovalev to win the title from the Russian. This is Alvarez’s first defense of his title, and he’ll look to make it 2-for-2 against “Krusher.”

The other title fights see Oscar Valdez (24-0, 19 KOs) defend his WBO featherweight belt against Carmine Tommasone (19-0, 5 KOs), while Richard Commey (27-2, 24 KOs) and Isa Chaniev (13-1, 6 KOs) vie for the vacant IBF lightweight belt, with the winner guaranteed a unification bout against Vasyl Lomachenko.

For the one non-title fight featured, the co-main event for Alvarez vs. Kovalev 2 sees lightweight prospect Teofimo Lopez (11-0, 9 KOs) take on former title challenger Diego Magdaleno (31-2, 13 KOs), who is Lopez’s most accomplished opponent to date.

Bloody Elbow is here to provide you with detailed, round-by-round coverage and running commentary of tonight’s main event. We’ll also have live results updates for the other three bouts. The ESPN broadcast starts at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, before flipping over to ESPN+ for Lopez-Magdaleno and Alvarez-Kovalev II at 12 AM ET. If you care about the ESPN+ undercard, that starts at 7 PM ET.


ESPN+ card (12 AM ET)

Eleider Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev - WBO light heavyweight title

Round 1 - Kovalev pressuring in the early stages. He sticks out his jab. Alvarez jabs to the body. Two clinches occur as Kovalev stalks and throws punches that miss. Kovalev with the body jab. Alvarez short on a right hand. Good body shot by Alvarez. Left hook by Kovalev and a body shot by Alvarez again. 10-9 Kovalev.

Round 2 - Kovalev with a combination that’s mostly blocked. Stiff jab by Alvarez. Body shot by Eleider and he misses over the top with a right hand. Kovalev with a right that’s blocked upstairs. Alvarez connects on a jab. Good body shot by Kovalev. They hold and are separated. Kovalev scores with a left. Stiff jab by Kovalev and another one. Alvarez with a looping right hand that’s off the mark. 20-18 Kovalev.

Round 3 - Left hook by Alvarez as they trade some shots at mid-range. Right hand by Alvarez but he is countered with a hard jab. He jabs Kovalev back. They both trade jabs. Kovalev left hook is blocked. Right hand by Alvarez comes up short. Eleider grabs a hold of Kovalev’s neck and is admonished for it. Good left by Alvarez. He does some dirty boxing in the clinch. Kovalev touching Alvarez upstairs with his jab. Both men land good shots as the round ends. 29-28 Kovalev.

Round 4 - Sneaky left hook scores for Alvarez. Kovalev pushes Alvarez’s head down and is warned. Right hand by Kovalev is blocked. He lands a body shot. Body blows by Alvarez but he gets clipped upstairs. Uppercut by Kovalev connects. Left hook by Kovalev. Jab to the body by Alvarez. Double left hook by Kovalev. Good body shot by Kovalev and another one! He’s letting his hands go and landing some strong shots on Alvarez. 39-37 Kovalev.

Round 5 - Alvarez digging Kovalev’s body considerably to start this round. Excellent counterpunching by Kovalev. He gets in a combination downstairs. Left hook by Alvarez and Pabon warns Kovalev for a backhand. Kovalev with a left hook upstairs. He gets a sharp left through Alvarez’s guard. A right hand around the guard. Sweeping right by Alvarez just misses. The jab does not miss for Eleider. Double left hook by Kovalev is blocked. Good action here in round five. 49-46 Kovalev.

Round 6 - Right hand by Alvarez lands ! A big one catches Kovalev! They trade power shots before Alvarez gets in a solid jab. Kovalev with a good jab. Double body shot by Kovalev. Alvarez answers with one body shot. Body shot and a head shot by Kovalev in quick succession. Right hand by Kovalev and an uppercut! Alvarez was stunned. 59-55 Kovalev.

Round 7 - Body shot by Alvarez strays low. He goes a little higher and those are legal and flush punches. Kovalev with a combination. Body shots by Alvarez and Kovalev felt that. Kovalev takes a punch to the liver. Left hook by Kovalev is blocked. Alvarez turning up the tempo. Kovalev jabbing upstairs. Gets in a right around the guard. Left hook by Alvarez connects. Heavy exchanges in the center of the ring and Alvarez is starting to find some success. 68-65 Kovalev.

Round 8 - Back to the body goes Alvarez . Left hook by Alvarez after he missed two punches prior. Decent right over the top by Kovalev. Jab to the body by Kovalev. Good left by the Russian. Body shot by Alvarez. Hard jab by Kovalev. Counter right by Alvarez but Kovalev took it well. They nearly clash heads as the bell sounds. 78-74 Kovalev.

Round 9 - Alvarez going to the midsection before holding. Kovalev with a right-left combination and he gets in another quality left hook. Sergey looking confident in there. Hard right hand by Kovalev. Clubbing right by Alvarez and then a clinch. Left hook by Alvarez but he needs more than that. Popping left by Kovalev backs Alvarez up. He is dominating this fight now. 88-83 Kovalev.

Round 10 - Right hand and right uppercut by Alvarez but Kovalev is not bothered. He responds with a left hand. Kovalev with more effective jabbing. Overhand right by Alvarez whiffs. Good combo by Kovalev and a big right hand. Huge left has Alvarez’s head snap back. Alvarez with a stinging jab. Kovalev stalking and missing but he’s won another round. 98-92 Kovalev.

Round 11 - Alvarez needs to go for broke and he’s swinging heavy leather but Kovalev is staying in there. Left hook scores for Sergey. Overhand right by Alvarez, who fails to bother Kovalev. One minute left in the round. Good shots by Alvarez but he needs a KO. Double jab and a hook by Kovalev. Right hand catches Alvarez coming in. 107-101 Kovalev.

Round 12 - Kovalev warned for hitting Alvarez while holding. Alvarez pressuring Kovalev and swings to the body. Short right hand by Kovalev and then another one on the exit. Good combination again by Kovalev. Alvarez is getting pieced up. Left hand and a right have hurt Alvarez from the looks of it! Stinging, heavy shots by Kovalev and Alvarez is wide open for these. Big right by Kovalev! Another jab. Uppercut by Alvarez. Thirty-five seconds to go. They both trade right hands. Big right jars Alvarez’s head. He looks gassed and hurt. 117-111 Kovalev.

Official result: Sergey Kovalev def. Eleider Alvarez by unanimous decision (116-112, 116-112, 120-108) to win back the WBO light heavyweight title

Rest of the card:

ESPN+ card (12 AM ET)

Teofimo Lopez def. Diego Magdaleno by KO, 1:08 of round 7 - 10 rounds, lightweights

ESPN card (10 PM ET)

Oscar Valdez def. Carmine Tommasone by KO, :09 of round 7 - WBO featherweight title

Richard Commey def. Isa Chaniev by TKO, :39 of round 2 - IBF lightweight title