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Hearn Admits Shock When Golden Boy Called on Canelo-Fielding

Eddie Hearn, promoter for WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding, was shocked when he received a phone call from Golden Boy Promotions, to ask him if his fighter was interested in facing Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez.

A deal was eventually finalized for December 15 at New York's Madison Square Garden.

The fight will be Alvarez's first since his September victory over Gennady Golovkin for the WBA, WBC middleweight world titles.


When the fight was announced, fans were in shock that Canelo was heading up to 168-pounds to face Fielding.

"It's something I didn't think I'd ever say," Hearn told Sky Sports News.

"Rocky Fielding will defend his WBA title against Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden. The Scousers are coming - this is going to be the trip of a lifetime.

"I got a text message from Eric Gomez and thought, 'this could be interesting'. He said 'what's Rocky Fielding up to?', I said 'he's looking for a defence' and he says, 'well does he want to fight Canelo?'. I nearly dropped the phone and said, 'possibly, we are looking at our options' (laughing).

"I spoke to Rocky - and you have to get the best deal for your fighter - but this is the opportunity of a lifetime, this is a Cinderella story. You couldn't make this up. This is a fight that will change his life forever. He will go in as the much bigger man, a big underdog in the fight. We know that Canelo is coming up from 154 pounds to 160. Rocky Fielding is going to be 180 pounds in the ring."

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.

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Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-18-2018

[QUOTE=The D3vil;19205702]Oh yeah, I'm sure the greatest heavyweight of the past 25 years in Lennox and the greatest fight alive in Terence Crawford are SOOOOO hurt because they're in denial about GGG losing the fight. Their legacies were riding on…

Comment by The D3vil on 10-18-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19202708]you think like that, because you are like that no other reason you would automatically assume that conclusion FACT: I put boxing first, which is why I do not flip-flop, EVER you guys will never catch me out, despite trying…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=The D3vil;19202642]You're a huge Golovkin critic because either [B]A: You're a Floyd stan or B: You're a Canelo stan.[/B] One or the other. There's tons of fighters I think are FOS, like Joshua, Amir Khan, Adrien Broner, JCC Jr., etc.…

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[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;19200467]1) [B]THEY KNEW[/B] Canelo would be suspended way before April 18th 2) Derevyanchenko is orthodox, and straight up-and-down 3) they could have simply deferred the fight stop making ridiculous excuses :lol1: coz it was a [B]SHlT[/B] fight that did [B]NOTHING[/B]…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 10-17-2018

[QUOTE=The D3vil;19199369]So between [B][SIZE="3"]April 18th[/SIZE][/B] an May 5th is 5 weeks? Good to know.[/QUOTE] 1) [B]THEY KNEW[/B] Canelo would be suspended way before April 18th 2) Derevyanchenko is orthodox, and straight up-and-down 3) they could have simply deferred the fight…

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