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Canelo: Moving To 168 Evens Up My Advantages Over Fielding

WBC, WBA, Lineal Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs)  made their grand arrivals today at the Ainsworth Chelsea in New York City ahead of their 12-round super middleweight fight.

The battle will take place on Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN - which, at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial.
 
They were joined by David Lemieux (40-4, 34 KOs), who will look to make a second potential Knockout of the Year performance before 2018 ends as he takes on Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14 KOs) in the scheduled 12-round co-main event. 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. The two will meet in a 10-round battle.

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Below is what the fighters had to say at today's grand arrivals:
 
CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, LINEAL MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:

"I'm 100 percent focused on Saturday. It will be an interesting fight. I'm entering the comfort zone of the champion. He's used to fighting bigger people. He's used to taking bigger punches. It's no secret that I'm a better fighter. I also have more experience. But moving up in weight levels the playing field. It's a risk and a challenge.

"I like challenges so that's why I'm doing this. I do this to be satisfied with myself and my career. It is very important to enter into the history of Mexican boxing. It'll be interesting to see how the fight develops. Without a doubt, I will give everything in the ring. I hope he does so too, so we can give a great fight to the fans."

ROCKY FIELDING, WBA SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT WORLD CHAMPION:

"This is the sort of fight you dream of. But I'm the champion at this weight. I'm focused on defending my title. We know what Canelo brings. We know what we are up against. We've trained hard. I've covered all the bases. Jamie Moore and I have some great tactics we've been working on. I'm ready to get in there."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Dasmius Shinobi on 12-13-2018

The hate is real ladies and gentleman. The people who hate Canelo, especially the G-Strings fans are saying they hope Canelo tore a tendon in the biceps or shoulder to give Rocky a big chance to shock the world and…

Comment by Johnny_Roa on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;19348909]Nah, redballs always has to have some kind of advantage. Whether he cheats with PEDS, or pays the refs, forces rehydration clauses or catch weights. One way or the other he won't fight a fair fight.[/QUOTE] he fought TWICE…

Comment by Kcvtr81 on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=kidbazooka;19348653]If canelo was some euro cat you wouldn’t be saying that. You guys look for anything to discredit a non euro fighter, ****ttss getting old.[/QUOTE] I don't give a fuk if he's a Mexican, he hasn't had a straight fight…

Comment by NearHypnos on 12-12-2018

[QUOTE=MrShakeAndBake;19349039]Ummmmm You moved up to 168 division not to fight Charlo,Jacobs and Billy J Sandals... You are not fooling anyone, red headed peds user[/QUOTE] He just fought GGG twice. No one is afraid of the Charlos who miss tests, or…

Comment by MrShakeAndBake on 12-12-2018

Ummmmm You moved up to 168 division not to fight Charlo,Jacobs and Billy J Sandals... You are not fooling anyone, red headed peds user

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