CANELO ALVAREZ is again – and is stepping up in weight as he faces Brit Rocky Fielding in New York.
Following his epic rematch victory over Gennady Golovkin, the Mexican returns to the ring to battle it out for the WBA super-middleweight world crown.
Fielding took the title in the summertime, beating Tyron Zeuge in Germany to finish his two-year grip on the belt.
This bout is due to this fact the second consecutive look for Rocky exterior of the UK, who goes into the ring as a giant underdog towards the hugely-talented Mexican.
When is Canelo vs Rocky Fielding?
FIGHT evening is ready for Saturday, December 15 in New York.
It is a late one on this facet of the pond, with the primary occasion anticipated a while round 3am.
Fielding has a document of 27-1 however this can be a enormous step up in school, with this his first outing since profitable the WBA crown in June towards Zeuge.
Which TV channel is the battle on and may I stay stream it?
YOU can catch all of the motion stay on Sky Sports activities Essential Occasion and Motion.
Protection of the undercard from Madison Sq. Gardens will start at 11.30pm and proceed into the early hours of Sunday morning.
Should you’re a Sky subscriber, you’ll be able to watch proceedings by streaming in your laptop computer, pill or cellular through the Sky Go app.
And non-Sky prospects can nonetheless stream by grabbing a NOW TV move from simply £7.99.
From 11pm on Saturday, right here on SunSport we shall be operating a round-by-round LIVE BLOG which can take you thru each battle on the cardboard.
What they’ve stated
Canelo: “This can be a new problem, to be shifting up in weight. We’ll see how the burden impacts me. He’ll be larger and possibly even stronger than me. This can be a danger that I’m taking.
“I’m getting into the consolation zone of the champion, however I’ll take this problem on as a result of that’s what I have to do to make historical past in my profession. I need to be one of many high ten Mexican fighters to turn into a three-division world champion.”
Fielding: “I went to Germany and fought for the world title. Folks wrote me off and didn’t give me an opportunity. However I received the world title and it solely took me 5 rounds.
“I labored my entire life to be on the most important levels, and now I’m combating the most important title within the sport at Madison Sq. Backyard. It’s each fighter’s dream.”
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Who is fighting on the undercard?
- Canelo Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding – WBA World Super-Middleweight title
- Tevin Farmer vs Francisco Fonseca – IBF Super-Featherweight title
- David Lemieux vs Tureano Johnson – 12 rounds Middleweight
- Vergil Ortiz Jr vs TBA – 10 rounds Super-Lightweight
- Sadam Ali vs Mauricio Herrera – 10 rounds Welterweight
- Katie Taylor vs Eva Wahlstrom – IBF/WBA World Lightweight Titles