Rocky Fielding is taking a look to surprise the boxing international by way of travelling around the pond to defeat Canelo Alvarez on the illustrious Madison Square Gardens within the early hours of Sunday Morning (GMT).
The Englishman, status at 6’1”, is a large underdog for the bout regardless of Canelo stepping over 160lbs for simplest the second one time in his profession.
If Rocky is to defy the percentages and retain his ‘Regular’ WBA large middleweight identify, he should keep away from the velocity and gear which has noticed Canelo determine himself as one of the crucial easiest pound-for-pound boxers on the earth.
Canelo’ contemporary fights against Golovkin noticed the Mexican draw after which beat the previous unified middleweight international champion; form which outlines the trouble of the duty handy for Fielding on Saturday.
Here is the whole thing you wish to have to understand concerning the fight…
Where is the fight taking position?
The fight can be held on the world-famous Madison Square Garden, New York. The area has held some large bouts; including the fight of the century, Muhammad Ali vs Joe Frazier in 1971.
Is the fight on TV?
Coverage of the undercard begins on Sky Sports Main Event and Action from 11:30pm GMT Saturday night time.
What time are the hoop walks?
Canelo and Fielding are expected to ring stroll at round 3am UK time – 10pm in New York.
Can you are living movement the fight?
For Sky Sports subscribers, the fight is to be had to look at on Sky Go by means of pc, pill or cell units.
Non- Sky consumers are ready to movement the fight by way of buying a NOW TV go.
Tale of the tape
Country: Jalisco, Mexico
Record: W50 – D1 – L2
Country: United Kingdom
Record: W27 – L1
Odds provided by way of Betfair.
Rocky Fielding is assured he is in a position to defy the percentages and surprise the boxing international… “I’m big, I’m strong and I’m confident I can go in there, upset everyone and shock the world. I wouldn’t take it if i didn’t believe it. I’m going there is a world champion and I’m going to fight like a world champion and perform like one.”
Eddie Hearn, Fielding’s promoter, has emphasized just how large an opportunity that is for Fielding… “It was a massive opportunity for Rocky (fighting Canelo) and grabbed it with both hands. What a chance, it’s a chance of a lifetime, to be involved in a fight like that. I’m so pleased for him.”
Canelo explains just why he has taken the chance to fight Fielding at Super-Middleweight… “It’s crucial to be in that listing of about ten Mexicans to develop into three-division international champions, so crucial to go into historical past. That’s why I’m right here taking in this vital fight and it’s vital that we win this identify.”
Who is at the undercard?
Tevin Farmer vs Francisco Fonseca
Katie Taylor vs Eva Wahlstrom
Sadam Ali vs Mauricio Herrera
Ryan Garcia vs Braulio Rodriguez
Lamont Roach vs Alberto Mercado
Bilal Akkawy vs Victor Fonseca
Yves Ulysse Jr vs Maximilliano Becerra