Cloutier’s Canada Corner
Yvon Michel: "Kovalev vs. Alvarez Rematch Will Go On In
Spite Of The Accusations Against Kovalev"
By Daniel Cloutier
MONTRÉAL - The promoter of the GYM Group, Yvon Michel,
talked to Kathy Duva, the promoter of Main Event, and the
rematch between the Montrealer Colombian Eleider Alvarez and
the Russian Sergey Kovalev will be presented February 2nd at
the Frisco Ford Centre in Texas in spite of the accusations
In New York, a lady called the police, alleging that Kovalev
attacked her few days ago, and she said he punched her in
the face. This lady accused Kovalev of assault.
“I talked to Kathy Duva, the Kovalev’s promoter, and she
said that Sergey is denying these accusations, then, the
rematch between him and Eleider Alvarez will go on as
expected,” said Yvon Michel. “The two fighters are training
every days to be perfectly prepared for this rematch.”
Alvarez (24-0-0) dethroned Kovalev (32-3-1) as WBO light
heavyweight champion of the world August 4th at the Atlantic
City Hard Rock hotel-casino, with a victory by KO in the
seventh round. A rematch clause was included in the contract
of the two fighters.