Eleider Alvarez stopped Kovalev in the first fight by dropping him thrice. Kovalev couldn't avenge his stoppage defeat via a stoppage win of his own, but instead needed a decision. Despite the fact that Kovalev had 19 rounds in his hands, to crack Alvarez's chin / durability. Kovalev has always been considered a 'knockout artist'? So does his decision win over Alvarez in the rematch, really 'avenge' and make up for his stoppage loss against Alvarez in their first encounter? Is the truth finally being revealed, that Kovalev always had suspect power at the ELITE LEVEL?