De La Hoya Plans To Speak With HBO on Canelo-Fielding

As BoxingScene previously reported, Mexico’s Canelo Alvarez announced on Friday that he will challenge Rocky Fielding of Britain for the WBA "regular" super middleweight title on Dec. 15 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

The fight will be Canelo’s first since his September majority decision victory over Gennady Golovkin for the unified middleweight world title.

“Taking a big challenge in my career and representing the WBC as the 160 lbs champion, I will now fight for the world title for the 168 lbs vs Rocky Fielding, the current WBA champion,” Canelo wrote on Twitter.

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The 28-year-old Mexican will take a 50-1-2 record with 34 knockouts into the fight.

Fielding, 31, is on a six-fight winning streak that improved his record to 27-1 with 15 knockouts.

He won the WBA super middleweight title with a technical knockout of German Tyron Zeuge in July.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who promotes Canelo, will be speaking with numerous networks to determine where the contest will be land.

Canelo has been featured on HBO for several years, but the network recently announced their decision to drop boxing from their programming by the end of the year.

"Things have changed a lot, with HBO out of boxing there are a lot of digital TV channels and digital channels, there is a lot of money in boxing," De La Hoya said.

"Currently Canelo has no contract with anyone, so we are now in a unique position. Now my job as promoter is to negotiate those contracts and take [the fight] to the appropriate television network. The people in Mexico will always be supporting Canelo. I've had a lot of conversations with numerous television stations worldwide. The first thing is that we are going to talk to HBO in the next few days when we return to Los Angeles and we will determine the future of Canelo, which is very bright."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;19170172]his numbers didn't shoot up after beating cotto, his rematch numbers vs ggg actually went down from the first fight, and other than his typical fan boys, nobody is thinking that Canelo is now all of a sudden…

Comment by Clubber Pac on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=Kreklo;19169557]Wonder if there is a catch weight involved here to make this fight? And, if by chance Canelo loses, will any of the organizations strip him of the middleweight belts?[/QUOTE] Remember when Pavlik fought Hopkins? Do you remember he being…

Comment by sicko on 10-06-2018

I think HBO should stay in business with Canelo just for his PPV's at least! Just too established now to have to go somewhere else and start over IMO. Sounds like this HBO decision was made all of a sudden…

Comment by maracho on 10-06-2018

Scumbag decisions and lobbying by the likes of Oscar de la Hoya is a main reason that HBO boxing sunk

Comment by DaBeastO on 10-06-2018

[QUOTE=SHO_RULEZ;19169523]Only reason I chose HBO ( and SHO)over Starz, is boxing. Yeah, I enjoyed the Andre The Giant documentary, but it was considered a bonus. I dont Game of Thrones. I am subscribed primarily for the one or two…

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