Canelo Alvarez to fight Rocky Fielding as super middleweight at Madison Square Garden
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.
The fight was announced Friday afternoon and will feature Alvarez, the current WBC and WBA middleweight world champion, against Fielding, the WBA (regular) super middleweight champion.
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📆 December 15
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Both fighters confirmed the match on Twitter, with Alvarez tweeting the following, translated from his native Spanish:
With great emotion, I announce my next fight. December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York. I’m taking another big challenge in my career and as the reigning 160 lb champion, I will now fight for the world title at 168 pounds vs Rocky Fielding, the current WBA champion!
Living the Dream…From Salford Sports Centre to Madison Sq Garden 😁👌🏼 Rocky from Stocky V Canelo #LetsDoIt pic.twitter.com/G9gPqNBvJT
— Rocky Fielding (@Rocky87Fielding) October 5, 2018
Alvarez took down Golovkin by majority decision in September, ending his rival’s reign as the unified middleweight champion and cement himself as one of boxing’s biggest draws. Even by moving up a weight class to super middleweight, he’ll likely be a massive favorite against Fielding.
Fielding currently stands at 27-1 and captured the WBA (regular) super middleweight belt with a win over Tyron Zeuge in July.
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