Published: Tue, December 18, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Farmer retains title prior to Canelo-Fielding bout

Farmer retains title prior to Canelo-Fielding bout

On Saturday night, amid the buzz of UFC on FOX 31 in Milwaukee and Bellator 213 in Hawaii, boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez authored yet another impressive victory, this time at the expense of England's Rocky Fielding inside New York City's hallowed Madison Square Garden.

The 28-year-old Mexican, who went into the super-middlweight bout as a heavy favourite, imposed his will from the opening bell, delivering punishing body shots and knocking down his outmatched British opponent a total of four times.

According to ESPN, Alvarez moved up one weight class to take on Rocky Fielding and found himself besting his opponent in the third round via a TKO.

Those two drops in the final round of the fight came in quick succession.

Alvarez did it again with a right to the head and a left to the body late in the second round, and that brought down Fielding's hands enough to expose the head.

Alvarez (50-1-2) charged at the much taller Brit early in the third with a flurry of punches.

Here's the slow-motion replay.

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After he had to stop, they attacked him and dragged him out of the auto and started to beat him, causing him several injuries.

Alvarez, who is the reigning World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association middleweight world champion following his thrilling victory over Gennady Golovkin in September, had little trouble in moving up to 76kg in weight class and defeating Fielding. I've made great fights where it wasn't for a world title. Each one that landed felt like I hurt him'.

Katie Taylor (12-0, 5 KOs), of Ireland, retained her IBF/WBA lightweight title with an easy decision over Eva Wahlstrom (22-1-1, 3 KOs), of Finland. Roach controlled the fight from the outset and took it easy late, which almost cost him when Mercado (15-2-1) nailed him with several hard shots in the final round.

"What I always want to do is make the best fights, whether they're for a world title or not".

With his 35th career knockout win, Canelo adds super-middleweight gold to his collection which includes the WBA, WBC, and The Ring Middleweight Titles.

"He came to attack and I did my thing".

"Right now, what I can tell you is I want to make the best fights for the public".

On out-landing Eva nearly two to one: "I thought it was a very good performance".

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