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In just three months time after going to war with Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1 34KOs) who was once known as the boogeyman of the middleweight division, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (50-1-2 34KOs) will move up in weight to challenge Britain’s own WBA regular super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1 15KOs). The bout is to take place in New York City at the Mecca of Boxing, Madison Square Garden.
After Canelo’s “mexican style”, toe to toe fight he brought to GGG’s doorstep which lead Canelo to a Majority decision and left Canelo with a bad cut over his eye, had many believing Canelo wouldn’t fight anytime soon. Canelo definitely deserves some credit for taking a fight in which he has to move up in weight so soon after his clash with GGG.
With HBO’s recent decision to walk away from boxing, Canelo could possibly be making a move to Eddie Hearn and his streaming service DAZN. The details haven’t been fully disclosed yet but it is clear that DAZN and Top Rank will have Canelo in their sights with him recently becoming a free agent.
Rocky Fielding, although he is the WBA regular super-middleweight champion is not necessarily well-known. Fielding also has a loss via first round stoppage against fellow countryman Callum Smith (25-0 28KOs). Some may say Canelo is challenging one of the weakest in the division for an easy title but this can turn out to be a real “Rocky Story”. A win for Fielding could catapult him into super-stardom. Just like “Rocky” taking the fight against Apollo Creed, Fielding knows the odds are against him but that might motivate him even more to prove himself!
We, at AB Boxing News will provide more information as it is presented to us such as undercard, network to be aired on and any other fight updates so stay tuned!