Published: Sun, December 16, 2018
Sports | By Juana Wells

Daniel Jacobs Wants Canelo Alvarez in May

Daniel Jacobs Wants Canelo Alvarez in May

Alvarez and Fielding will come into the ring around 11 pm ET.

For viewers in the United States, Canada, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Brazil and Japan, Canelo vs Rocky (and all of the undercard fights) will be broadcast exclusively on the DAZN streaming service.

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If Alvarez is successful this weekend, he will become a three-weight world champion, having been a title-holder at 154lbs and 160lbs.

As the two face off on the December 15 fight at Madison Square Garden, Jamie Moore, Fielding's trainer affirmed that the British professional boxer is "naturally bigger and has more range" than his Mexican opponent. While there is little in the 31-year-old's record - 27 wins, one defeat, 15 knockouts - to suggest anything other than an Alvarez victory on Saturday, the Mexican's promoter Oscar De La Hoya admits he is nervous about the jump in weight class.

"No one is giving me a chance", Fielding said this week. Former WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion Sadam "World Kid" Ali (26-2, 14 KOs) of Brooklyn, N.Y. and Mauricio "El Maestro" Herrera (24-7, 7 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. also participated in the event.

"This is not only the absolute biggest fight (me and Canelo) to be made in the division, but one of the biggest in all of boxing".

The 28-year-old Alvarez has boxed above the middleweight limit of 160 pounds just once. He's used to fighting bigger people. For years, it has been a key pay-per-view date for the sport's biggest stars.

Fielding's only loss to date came in a first round TKO against fellow Brit Callum Smith. After their scheduled rematch in May was scuttled - Alvarez was suspended by the NSAC for testing positive for a banned substance - they met again on September 15, with Alvarez winning by split decision. Many believe that Canelo lost both of those fights, and certainly shouldn't have been afforded an initial rematch after failing a drugs test, whereby the size advantage of GGG certainly showed with Canelo taking some heavy shots over the two bouts that could have left some lasting scars. England's Fielding approximated that he'll weigh 178 or 179 pounds when his first defense of the WBA world super middleweight title begins. It's no secret that I'm a better fighter.

Five months ago, Rocky Fielding would never have envisioned this night happening. I'm focused on defending my title.

'Perhaps many don't give the credit to Fielding that he deserves, but he is a world champion for a reason, ' Canelo said on Thursday at their press conference.

Canelo is unsurprisingly a massive favorite, but Fielding isn't short on confidence. I wouldn't take it if I didn't believe it.

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