Canelo: Fielding Will Be Bigger, Stronger Than Me - This is a Risk

Unified middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez is looking ahead to bigger things after he agreed to a five-year, 11-fight deal with streaming service DAZN, that will pay the boxer at least $365 million — the highest-paying athlete contract in history.

Alvarez’s first fight under the contract will coincide with his move to super middleweight. He will meet WBA "regular" world champ Rocky Fielding on Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In the post-Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao era, Alvarez emerged as boxing’s biggest star on the pay-per-view fight circuit. HBO and Showtime typically charged $80 per fight, but on DAZN, his two fights per year will be available to those who pay $9.99 per month for the streaming service.

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Canelo (50-1-2, 34 KOs), 28-years-old, said he has confidence DAZN will succeed.

“I was never worried because I’m very confident in myself,” Canelo said. “I know how important I am to any platform I go to. I am very grateful to HBO and to Showtime for what they did for my career, but I am happy we’re moving forward and that I will be able to fight on a platform that is the future. I’ve always liked a challenge, and this is yet another challenge in my career.”

However, he's a bit worried about the contest with Fielding - which is physically much bigger at 168-pounds.

"This is a new challenge, to be moving up in weight. We'll see how the weight affects me. He'll be bigger and maybe even stronger than me. This is a risk that I am taking. I'm entering the comfort zone of the champion, but I'll take this challenge on because that's what I need to do to make history in my career. I want to be one of the top ten Mexican fighters to become a three-division world champion," Canelo said.

As previously reported, there is a rehydration clause with a second-day weigh-in - which prevents Fielding from putting on more than 10 pounds on the morning of the fight.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TonyGe on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;19204098]Did you really just ****ing post a gif of Canelo fighting JCC JR, one of the worst cherry pick fights of all time? I mean come on, why not Liam Smith, James Kirkland, Alfredo Angulo or Amir Khan? Might…

Comment by frosty-g on 10-22-2018

[QUOTE=buddyguns;19206781]Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With the aid of PEDs and a Vegas Fix.[/QUOTE] Oh I didn’t realise that makes Golovkin an easy fight

Comment by Cobra Curry on 10-19-2018

[QUOTE=Kcvtr81;19205064]And there it is a Fukin hydro clause, it's always something with these Fukin golden girlz, camelo will be big an strong while Fielding will be trying to keep his weight under control, fukin dirt bags[/QUOTE] My first thought when…

Comment by buddyguns on 10-19-2018

[QUOTE=frosty-g;19204101]He did just fight Golovkin twice, but whatever...[/QUOTE] Hahahahaha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! With the aid of PEDs and a Vegas Fix.

Comment by JWHardin on 10-19-2018

Canelo will probably get UKAD testing now too so he can eat all the mexican meat he wants.

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