Fielding Motivated By Fear, Doubters To Topple Canelo

WBA "regular" super middleweight world champion Rocky Fielding is being fueled by a combination of fear and doubters to pull off the huge upset over Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez on December 15th.

Canelo, who holds the WBC, WBA middleweight titles, is heading up to 168-pounds to challenge Fielding at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

For Canelo, it's his first bout since overcoming Gennady Golovkin, by majority decision, in their September rematch.

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Canelo, despite heading up in weight and Fielding being the much bigger man, is a huge favorite to walk away with the WBA title.

Fielding is training for the fight of his life, because he fears the potential scenario of suffering a loss in a life-changing contest. 

"I am really switched on and it is a big step up but having the fear factor with that step up and the challenge, you perform. I am happy I've now got this fear factor. For the past couple of fights I never had that fear factor or never had any real nerves. I just went in there thinking 'lets fight' and didn't perform to my best," Fielding told Sky Sports.

"Then I went to Germany to challenge [Tyron] Zeuge and had butterflies, the fear, the 'wow! yes!' feeling and I went out and performed. That is the exact feeling I've got now so I am in a really good place and am controlling it well. I am just looking forward to it now."

Fielding is not bothered by the majority of experts giving him absolutely no chance to win the bout. Fielding was knocked out in one round by Callum Smith, who holds the WBA "super" title at 168-pounds and widely regarded as the true WBA champion at the weight.

"I am looking forward to it, that's when I will get all that underdog stuff," Fielding said.

"Even in the past, going out to Germany to fight for the world title I was the underdog, was getting no praise and I went in there very confident I would win and that's what happened. All the big fights in the past they would say 'Rocky won't do this' or that and I pulled it off. I hope they keep saying that for this one."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mdogger12 on 11-14-2018

I see all the cheatelo knee slurpers are on here after getting their fill of cheatelos white sauce

Comment by trueblood on 11-14-2018

Look ..This guy is SOOOO easy & another belt for Lil red POO POO .. GGG he gets it again... BAD People making his decisions Told he has to fight Charlo. Say what? Or fight SMITH the real super middle…

Comment by Rigpig on 11-14-2018

Feel like it’s gonna be Lemieux vs OSullivan.

Comment by Andre_parker1 on 11-14-2018

all this dude has is size..but he's gon fall like a TIMBERRRR!..when canelo chops the body and counter him upstairs all night

Comment by Songbird on 11-14-2018

canelo is going to have a field day with fielding

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