Published: Sat, December 15, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Canelo Alvarez insists he will not underestimate Rocky Fielding

Canelo Alvarez insists he will not underestimate Rocky Fielding

With Canelo Alvarez fighting Rocky Fielding on December 15th, another Matchroom fighter is eyeing a showdown with the current unified middleweight champion. It's not a secret that I'm a better fighter and that I'm more experienced, but I'm taking a risk by entering into a comfort zone of a champion and his weight. The main reason is that Golovkin is now a free agent and has been receiving offers not just from DAZN, but also Premier Boxing Champions who broadcast fights on FOX and Showtime and from Top Rank who broadcasts fights on ESPN platforms.

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If you can't watch live, the fight will also be available on-demand after its conclusion.

Ultimately, I feel as if this fight will be about levels and in the end, Canelo will prove that he's simply on a different level than Fielding.

We will remind, on September 15 in Las Vegas held a rematch between Saulem Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin, which the Mexican won by decision.

Rocky Fielding who won the title in July of 2018 against Tyron Zeuge in Germany will try and put a stop to the Mexican superstars dream of becoming a super middleweight champion, and make a name for himself in his United States debut.

Regardless of how he approaches a fight, he typically moves well and possesses legitimate fight-ending power, although it remains to be seen if that power will indeed follow him up to Super Middleweight. "That's why I took this fight", - reports the words of Alvarez, BoxingScene.

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"It got presented to me, I got the phone call and I'm not going to knock it back".

As this is Canelo's first trip to 168 pounds, Fielding sees that size difference as his biggest advantage.

"I did what I had to do and beat Derevyanchenko, a guy nobody wanted to fight, and claimed a piece of the middleweight crown".

"But it's my weight". Alvarez and Fielding will come into the ring around 11 pm ET.

"People think I go up". With just one loss from 53 bouts, the two-weight world champion is one of the biggest names in the sport and someone all opponents want to face for the chance of their biggest payday and maybe go down in history.

All the same, betting against Alvarez is hard, and the fact that he selected Fielding speaks volumes, as someone of his calibre would not take such a risk if he and his team were not convinced of victory.

Rocky has the tools to make this interesting, but Canelo should ultimately prove why he's among the best in the world.

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