The Canelo v Kovalev fight will take place on November 2 at around 9 PM EST (6 PM PST / 1 AM BST). There’ll be seven undercard fights beforehand, though, and these are expected to begin at 6:30 PM EST. With top-tier fights lined up including Garcia v Duno and Cobbs v Ortiz, this is one event you won’t want to miss. Read on to find out how to live stream the Canelo v Kovalev fight from anywhere, even abroad.
You should note that we’ll only be recommending official sources. While there’ll almost certainly be third-party streams, these tend to be extremely laggy, with low-resolution video. Additionally, unauthorized streams can be taken down at any moment for copyright violation, which could mean you don’t get to see who wins. With so many legitimate ways to watch Canelo v Kovalev online, there’s really no reason to use shady, unreliable sources.
Canelo v Kovalev will only be broadcast on region-locked streaming services. This means that you’ll need a VPN to watch unless you’re in one of the supported countries.
How to live stream Canelo v Kovalev abroad with a VPN
So what exactly is a VPN and how can it help you? These days, most geo-restricted services check the user’s IP address to determine their location. However, VPNs let you route your traffic through servers in other countries, making it appear as though you’re somewhere else in the world and unblocking geo-restricted platforms abroad. Follow the steps below to stream Canelo v Kovalev from anywhere.
Here’s how to live stream Canelo v Kovalev online (from anywhere) with a VPN:
- First of all, sign up for a VPN if you haven’t already. We particularly recommend ExpressVPN although NordVPN and CyberGhost are two exceptional, low-cost alternatives.
- Next, download and install the VPN app. There’ll be a few different versions so be sure to get the right one for your device.
- Decide which of the official sources you’d like to unblock and connect to a server in the required country. You’ll need a British server to unblock Sky Go, for instance, or an Australian one for Main Event.
- Create an account for the service you’d like to use. Note that this might require your payment method to be linked to an address in a particular country.
- Finally, try watching something on your chosen platform. You should find that the service is completely unblocked, but if not, most problems can be fixed by clearing your cookies and reloading the page.
The Canelo v Kovalev fight will be broadcast live, so we strongly recommend testing your VPN ahead of time. This way, you’ll know of any issues well in advance and should have enough time to get help from your VPN’s customer support team.
How to watch Canelo v Kovalev online in the US & Canada
DAZN has exclusive broadcasting rights to this event across the US and Canada. This service costs $19.99 USD or $20 CAD per month with discounts for those willing to commit to a year upfront. Although DAZN US no longer offers any kind of free trial, this trial is still available to DAZN Canada users. On the plus side, it’s not a big deal if you have other plans on fight night as DAZN also allows you to stream events on-demand.
Additionally, DAZN has some of the strongest region-locking features of any major streaming service. As a result, most VPNs simply will not be able to unblock DAZN from abroad. You’ll also need a payment method linked to either an American or Canadian address to access the US and Canadian versions, respectively.
We can confirm, though, that at the time of writing, ExpressVPN unblocks DAZN Canada without any problems. Better still, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day risk-free money-back guarantee, allowing you to try it out and claim a full refund if you’re unsatisfied.
Where else can I stream the Canelo v Kovalev fight online?
Looking to watch Canelo v Kovalev from outside the US and Canada? No problem; just take a look below to find out which networks are showing this fight in your country.
Canelo v Kovalev will air live on Sky Sports from 1 AM GMT. This means that if you’re already a Sky TV customer, you’ll be able to watch the entire event for free via the Sky Go app. Luckily, there is another way to watch, allowing you to easily stream Canelo v Kovalev online without the Sky Sports channel.
Now TV lets you purchase a Sky Sports day pass for £9.99. Weekly and monthly passes are also available (£14.99 and £33.99, respectively) if you’d prefer. You should note that you don’t actually need a Now TV account to get a Sky Sports pass, so there are no hidden fees to worry about.
Sky Go and Now TV are both region-locked, meaning you’ll have to be in the UK or connected to a British VPN server to use them.
Unfortunately, Canelo vs. Kovalev is a pay-per-view event in Australia and passes cost $49.95 AUD. To make matters worse, you won’t be able to watch online unless you’re a Foxtel or Optus TV customer.
This event will air exclusively on Main Event at 12 PM AEDT. The good news is that if you’re busy when the fight begins, you can just catch replays at 1 AM and 1 PM the following day.
Main Event is geo-restricted and only available in Australia. You can access it from abroad by connecting to one of your VPN’s Australian servers.
Who is more likely to win: Canelo or Kovalev?
This is a difficult match to predict, that’s for sure. Canelo, who already has championships in three different weight classes, has decided to jump up to light heavyweight in order to take on Kovalev. That’s no small feat, especially considering Kovalev has a significant height advantage and is more experienced with fighting against large opponents.
On the other hand, Kovalev has been struggling lately and has only won three of his last seven matches. Further, although he’s known for his combos, he gets frustrated easily when unable to land a hit. Given Canelo is fast on his feet and a famous counter-puncher, Kovalev could be in real trouble should his opponent close the distance.
Although Canelo is more than capable of a knockout, he’s equally comfortable with a win by decision. If Kovalev can keep him at arm’s length, maintain his stamina, and keep chipping away, there’s no reason he shouldn’t retain his title. Of course, boxing is highly unpredictable, so really, anything could happen on the night.
Canelo vs. Kovalev: full fight card
|Evan Holyfield vs. Nick Winstead||Super Welterweight|
|Meirim Nursultanov vs. Cristian Olivas||Middleweight|
|Tristan Kalkreuth vs. Twon Smith||Cruiserweight|
|Blair Cobbs vs. Carlos Ortiz||Welterweight|
|Marlen Esparza vs. Seniesa Estrada||Flyweight|
|Bakhram Murtazaliev vs. Jorge Fortea||Super Welterweight|
|Ryan Garcia vs. Romero Duno||Flyweight|
|Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev||Light Heavyweight|