Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez to fight Rocky Fielding in NY

Silvia Morton
October 8, 2018

Alvarez was last in action at middleweight, beating Gennady Golovkin last month on points in a much-anticipated rematch after their first bout ended in a contentious draw.

World Boxing President Mauricio Sulaiman has praised the latest move by Canelo Alvarez, who will follow up his middleweight world title win over Gennady Golovkin by taking on Britain's World Boxing Association "regular" super middleweight champ Rocky Fielding in NY in December. "Taking a big challenge. And yes, it's true - Rocky Fielding will defend his world title against Saul Alvarez at Madison Square Garden".

So Golden Boy and HBO could do the fight on HBO PPV as a one-off and Alvarez could seek a deal elsewhere after the December 15 fight, or he and Golden Boy could make a deal with a new outlet for the year-end fight.

The 28-year-old Mexican will take a 50-1-2 record with 34 knockouts into the fight.

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Alvarez had been eying a December 15th bout even before he fought GGG in September. Alvarez won via majority decision. HBO announced last week it was giving up its boxing franchise after 45 years of covering the sport.

He won the WBA super middleweight title with a technical knockout of German Tyron Zeuge in July. In November 2015, Callum Smith knocked him out in the first round for the vacant British super middleweight title.

With Fielding being a member of the Matchroom Boxing roster, it gives some the thought that this will be Alvarez' debut on DAZN, who have a broadcast partnership with Eddie Hearn's promotional company.

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