Canelo Alvarez Stormed Through Rocky Fielding on Saturday (Photo: Marilyn Paulino – Round By Round Boxing)
By Chris Robinson
On Saturday night, Dec. 15, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KO’s) easily dispatched former champion Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KO’s) on his way to collecting the WBA super middleweight title. The fight took place from the Madison Square Garden in New York and was showcased on the DAZN streaming app.
Canelo’s relentless body work proved to be too much, as he registered knockdowns in every round, two in the third and ultimately final round, before the contest was waved off. The fight was a mismatch on paper and Canelo did his part to prove odds makers correct.
In his first official bout at the super middleweight limit, Alvarez appeared strong, fast, and explosive, leaving the possibility of future fights in the division that more intriguing. For now, however, the 28-year old champion appears to be heading back down to the middleweight ranks, where he is slated for a Cinco De Mayo weekend defense of his WBA/WBC titles in Las Vegas.
Who he will be facing remains unknown at this point, however.
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