Fielding: If I Beat Canelo at MSG - I'll Be The New Face of Boxing!

When Rocky Fielding enters Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15, it won’t be his first time in the big arena when he faces Canelo Alvarez.

The WBA "regular" super middleweight champion will put his belt on the line and be a hefty underdog.

Fielding and his girlfriend took a tour of the Garden a few years ago, then went to a basketball game. He hoped to someday be in the ring at the Manhattan venue that Fielding notes is the world’s Mecca of boxing. He even imagined it.

“I was coming off my first defeat and was somewhat down,” says the Brit who is 27-1, the loss to Callum Smith coming just under three years ago. “We came over, took the tour and returned at night for a basketball game. The history this arena holds struck me. As a fighter, you connect with it. And I said one day I would fight here. Three years down the road, I am fighting the biggest name in boxing. In the main event — for my title. Dreams do come true.”

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Alvarez seeks to join a group of Mexican fighters with three weight crowns.

For his part, Fielding envisions himself as the star of the show in mid-December.

“I know what I am up against, a tough, elite fighter who has been on pay-per-view and sold out arenas,” he said. “You have to start somewhere; he did. I’m the world champ and I want to get to that level he is at, and I am confident of getting that win.

“If I beat Canelo at Madison Square Garden, I will be up all night and will be the superstar the next day. To get the win at Madison Square Garden and the win for my own fans, there will be a new face of boxing and that will be me.”

Fielding hasn’t faced anyone close to Alvarez’s level, though. He stopped Tyron Zeuge in July for the WBA crown in his first fight outside of Britain. A bout in Offenberg, Germany, doesn’t quite have the same, uh, ring, as climbing into the MSG ring with perhaps the best boxer in the world.

For now, Fielding is simply thrilled to have such a terrific chance to establish himself as a top guy in the sport.

“I will enjoy every bit of it that goes now, but taking the background and the noise away on Dec. 15, it’s me and Canelo,” he says. “This is what I am in the game for and this is what I trained for since age 9.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Eff Pandas on 10-24-2018

LOL. Fielding got jokes. Or if he's serious he doesn't got a clue how this sh^t even works which is kinda even funnier if true. Just enjoy the payday Fielding & stfu. You don't gotta sell sh^t. Just see if…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 10-24-2018

Yeah I guess the Brit is just a bit too starstruck at the moment. But hey, I mean, if I had 150 billion $$ more, I'd beat Bezos azz as the richest badazz on the planet... instead of being the…

Comment by daggum on 10-23-2018

amir khan will always be the face and chin of boxing but you can be second

Comment by Marvlus Marv on 10-23-2018

[QUOTE=GlassJoey;19216651]I think the face of boxing is the one David Price pulls just before Povetkin lands the finishing blow[/QUOTE] No, no. Pricey wasn't rendered stiff by a punch, he just remembered that he'd left the cooker on before he left…

Comment by larryxxx.. on 10-23-2018

[QUOTE=Sam21;19216696]AJ is very popular in Uk obviously but also Nigeria where his parents are from which has population of 200 million[/QUOTE] yea, those Nigeria fans pour alot of money into the sport I bet...Just like all those Pakistan Khan fans

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