WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) will be the target of a knockout, as WBC, WBA, middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) moves up in weight to challenge for his third division belt.
The contest takes place on Saturday night, December 15th at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Canelo is making is career debut on the East Coast, after staging all of his bouts in the United States in California, Las Vegas and Texas.
During his career, Canelo captured the WBC, WBO, WBA world titles at junior middleweight, and the WBC, WBA titles at middleweight.
Fielding his picked up six straight wins since suffering a first round knockout at the hands of Callum Smith in 2015.
Canelo wants to become the second man to knock Fielding out.
"Winning by a KO is always impressive. I am preparing to make the best of it in this fight by any way, by any means necessary. I'm going to give everything in the ring, and I'm always going to look for the KO as I do in my fights," Canelo told Sky Sports.
"It's very important to be on that list of about 10 Mexicans to become three-division world champions, to enter history. That's why I'm here taking on this important fight, and it's important that we win this title."
"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, that's a risk, and that risk makes it even. It makes it interesting. No fight is easy, so I'm preparing for a hard fight. I know that Rocky is used to receiving punches from another weight class and I know that he's taller. It's not an easy fight, and I'm preparing for the best Rocky Fielding and to make sure that there are no surprise."