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Rocky Fielding: I'm Big at 168-Pounds, Confident I'll Beat Canelo!

WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding is still a bit stunned that he secured a showdown with Mexican superstar Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez.

Last week, Canelo announced his intention to move up to 168-pounds to challenge Fielding for his title on December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Canelo is coming off his career-defining decision win over Gennady Golovkin to capture the WBC, WBA middleweight titles, which took place last month in Las Vegas.

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Both the WBA and WBC have voiced their support for Canelo's decision to move up.

Should Canelo lose, he will still remain as the unified champion at 160-pounds.

Some fans have soured on the fight, because Callum Smith - who knocked out Fielding in one round - is recognized by most as the "real" WBA champion at the weight, after capturing the division's "super" title with a knockout of George Groves in the World Boxing Super Series.

Despite being the smaller man, Canelo is a massive favorite to snatch away Fielding's title.

But Fielding believes that his physical advantages, combined with his boxing ability, will play a big role in the contest.

"He's moving up from middleweight, I am big super middleweight, I've got the height and the reach so I am up against a tough fighter, one of the elite fighters, but I've got to be in it to win it," Fielding said to Sky Sports.

"I am going there confident of winning it and I'm confident I can win it, I'm not going there just because it's Canelo at Madison Square Garden. I am going there to defend my title. I want to keep my title. I've worked towards winning it, now I am working on defending it, regardless of who it's against and where. I want to defend it as much as possible and this is just the first."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JWHardin on 10-09-2018

They should try changing his last name to Balboa, and maybe trick some fools into coming to watch. If it is PPV it will be a disaster. Fielding has a belt, but regular belt that means nothing. They have created…

Comment by Whangz35 on 10-09-2018

[QUOTE=ShoulderRoll;19177293]The WBA needs to move faster on getting rid of this super champions and regular champions crap.[/QUOTE] I couldn't agree more. I'm already tired of this crap. There should be only one champion in each weight class.

Comment by Rigpig on 10-08-2018

If he managed a way to win he’d probably be fined and stripped of his belt.

Comment by IlikeBikeTython on 10-08-2018

[QUOTE=SethP;19177328]Either fight was going to be a soft touch for Canelo, but the Rocky fight is at least more interesting due to the size difference.[/QUOTE] I disagree. Lemieux makes for entertaining fights when he’s not facing a mover like Saunders.…

Comment by icha on 10-08-2018

[QUOTE=mawoodhouse;19177399]So let me get this straight, he wouldn't fight GGG at 160 right away because he wasn't ready to mix it up with a true middleweight 160 pound fighter (Who was only 6 pounds heavier than the weight he was…

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