Jacobs: With Lemieux Out, Stronger Possibility I'll Face Canelo

Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez brutally overpowered England's Rocky Fielding with a dominant display on his New York City debut Saturday to become a three-weight world champion.

Alvarez, who is the reigning World Boxing Council and World Boxing Association middleweight world champion following his thrilling victory over Gennady Golovkin in September, had little trouble in moving up in weight class and defeating Fielding, who held a second tier version of the WBA's super-middleweight title.

Alvarez sent Fielding to the canvas in the very first round with a crunching body shot and remained in complete control. He delivered a similar punch in the second which was also too much for the Englishman to take before the fight was stopped towards the end of the third following two further knock-downs.


It was, ultimately, a total mismatch. Fielding just didn't have the power to compete, and when he went down twice in the third, referee Ricky Gonzalez correctly stopped the fight with 22 seconds left of the round.

It was a brave effort from the 31-year-old from Liverpool, who deserves great credit for accepting the task of entering the ring against the brilliant flame-haired Mexican, who extended his record to 51-1-2 with 35 knockouts in his first appearance since signing a record-breaking 11-fight, $365 million contract with sports streaming service DAZN.

IBF middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs was at ringside, and called for a fight with Canelo, who returns to the ring in May in Las Vegas.

"He [Canelo] looked phenomenal. The body shots were perfect, Fielding had no answers. It was a great performance from Canelo, he did what he had to do and I'm happy for him," Jacobs said to Sky Sports.

"That's a fight [Canelo vs Jacobs] that is very possible. With [David] Lemieux unfortunately being out now with health issues, there's even more of a stronger possibility that the fight can happen.

"Me being champion helps also. I'm not sure if they want to do the trilogy with [Gennady] Golovkin. It's time for the fans to see something different, I guess a new champion. Outside of Canelo, 'GGG' makes the most sense. It's about reaching the pinnacle of my career, fighting the best fights out there, I want the fights that the fans respect.

"Canelo has all the belts, that's my goal, I just want the guy with the belt and I want to be considered number one. He's a pound-for-pound star and it'd be an honour to share the ring with him."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by goldenbear on 12-17-2018

Canelo can fight GGG, BJS, Degale, Lemieux when healthy for substantially more money. That's at least two years of fights for Canelo. Jacobs needs to look elsewhere for a big payday like fighting Charlo or Andrade and then he could…

Comment by NachoMan on 12-17-2018

[QUOTE=BillyBoxing;19362378]He already is, I mean, I respect derev but if derev could put hands on Danny like that... You gotta wonder how Canelo will not land at ease with his superior, timing, speed, accuracy and power. Canelo young as.s is…

Comment by BillyBoxing on 12-16-2018

[QUOTE=factsarenice;19359940]Sorry Danny but you wont get Canelo until you either look beatable or old.[/QUOTE] He already is, I mean, I respect derev but if derev could put hands on Danny like that... You gotta wonder how Canelo will not land…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 12-16-2018

[QUOTE=H.B.Viper;19362289]Defend his title against Charlo? He talks a lot but I have yet to hear him say he will give him shot. Lord knows Alvarez refuses to.[/QUOTE]They both talk a lot! They have a beef that they should settle in…

Comment by H.B.Viper on 12-16-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;19360292]C'mon Danny! Be at ringside in [B]BROOKLYN[/B] next Saturday, and call out Charlo! Jacobs vs. Charlo! [B]MAN UP![/B] No better time than the present![/QUOTE] Defend his title against Charlo? He talks a lot but I have yet to hear him…

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