Fielding faces biggest fight of his career against Alvarez
Fielding faces biggest fight of his career against Alvarez
Boxing news: Rocky Fielding lands huge fight against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez | Daily Star
08 October, 2018, 12:28
The news come as a surprise as Alvarez had just won the middleweight titles and some had expected Alvarez to defend his titles against former middleweight champion David Lemieux.
Fresh off his victory over Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez will square off against Rocky Fielding as a super middleweight in a clash of champions at Madison Square Garden.
As excited as Alvarez was to announce the December 15 fight, Fielding was downright ecstatic, considering he'll get to face boxing's biggest draw in the sports' mecca and cash in on what will sure to be his largest payday to date.
Alvarez has only fought above 160 pounds just once in his career, which was against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.in May 2017. "Taking a big challenge".
Canelo Alvarez may be without a network, but the unified middleweight champion is not without an opponent, as he will face WBA super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding on December 15th.
Canelo Alvarez, fresh from his huge majority decision victory over Gennady Golovkin to win the unified middleweight world title in their September 15 rematch, will be back in the ring before the end of the year and in a new weight division trying to win another belt.
For more sports coverage, visit the ABS-CBN Sports website. As promised, he will fight once more before the year's end.
Britain's Fielding, 31, won his his WBA "regular" title in his last bout, knocking out Germany's Tyron Zeuge on July 14.
Fielding's promoter Eddie Hearn took to Twitter to congratulate him on landing the massive fight.
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