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Sergey Kovalev medically suspended after loss to Canelo Alvarez

Updated November 4, 2019 - 5:46 pm

Light heavyweight boxer Sergey Kovalev was issued a medical suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after his technical knockout loss to Canelo Alvarez, the organization announced Monday afternoon.

The 36-year-old Russian is suspended until Jan. 2 with no contact until Dec. 18.

Seven other boxers on the card were also suspended, but Kovalev is the most notable. The commission issues a list of suspensions after every fight card in Nevada, and one fighter was suspended from eight of the nine bouts at MGM Grand Garden.

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Contact reporter Sam Gordon at sgordon@reviewjournal.com. Follow @BySamGordon on Twitter.

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