Alvarez’s next fight is on Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden against Rocky Fielding for the super middleweight title.
Canelo has captured the WBC and WBA Middleweight World Titles to establish himself as the best fighter in the Middleweight division. Now, Canelo makes his first appearance at the historic Madison Square Garden, challenging Super Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding for his title.
- Saturday’s bout is the first of Alvarez’s 11-fight deal worth $365 million with sports streaming service DAZN.
- Over the course of his five-year contract, Alvarez will have 10 additional fights streamed by DAZN. His next opponent will be announced at a later date.
- Rocky Fielding is coming off a knockout of Tyson Zeuge and has won his last six fights. This will be the first time he has fought Alvarez in his career.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez believes stepping up to 168 pounds to face Rocky Fielding is a risk, but the Mexican superstar insists he will go for the knockout on Saturday.
Following his gripping points win over the previously undefeated Gennady Golovkin at middleweight, Alvarez is aiming to become a three-weight world champion by ripping the WBA ‘regular’ super middleweight belt from Fielding at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Nevertheless, the 28-year-old knows facing a naturally bigger man, who upset the odds to win his title by stopping Tyron Zeuge away from home in Germany five months ago, presents potential problems.
“That’s the risk. To be moving up in weight to fight someone who’s used to fighting stronger fighters, used to taking stronger punches,” Alvarez told Omnisport. “I know the challenge, but I like the challenge and I’m happy for it.”
What is DAZN?
DAZN is a sports live streaming service that gives fans access to both live and on-demand events, as well as original programming, that can be watched on multiple devices.
In the United States, it is currently the home to more than 100 fight nights a year for boxing and MMA live events. Starting in 2019, DAZN is launching a live look-in Major League Baseball show that gives fans the ability to follow games in real time.
The big DAZN contract:
In October, Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions agreed to a five-year partnership with DAZN worth $365 million, the richest contract in sports history.
DAZN, a global live-sports streaming service new to the United States, will exclusively broadcast 11 of Alvarez’s fights over the life of the deal. Additionally, beginning in early 2019, Golden Boy Promotions will host 10 fight nights per year, all of which will also be streamed exclusively on DAZN.
Alvarez, who currently holds the WBC, WBA, Lineal, and Ring Magazine middleweight titles, has emerged as one of boxing’s biggest names, using his exceptional punching skills to dominate opponents. And because of the contract, DAZN is now the new hub to get your Canelo fix.
Sign up to watch it live on December 15 at 5PM PT, plus Canelo’s next 11 fights.
How much does DAZN cost?
That totals out to about $110 over the course of a year. A subscription to DAZN gets you full access to live events — including fight nights by Golden Boy Promotions, Matchroom Boxing, Bellator MMA and more — as well as highlights, replays, behind-the-scenes features, original shows, and live news reports. Starting in 2019, a subscription also will include Major League Baseball programming.
What is Canelo Alvarez’s career record?
Alvarez has had a nearly flawless run in boxing — with a long list of memorable moments to match. His career record is 50-1-2, with his lone loss coming to Floyd Mayweather Jr. back in 2013. One of his draws came in his fifth career fight in 2006 against Jorge Juarez, and the other was against Gennady Golovkin in September 2017. Alvarez later beat Golovkin in a rematch on Sept. 15, 2018, his most recent fight to date and the signature win so far in his fighting career.
Total Fights: 53
Career record: 50-1-2
Wins by knockout: 34
World titles held (current): Unified WBA (Super), WBC, Ring magazine and lineal middleweight champion and WBC (two times), WBA (Super) middleweight champion
World titles held (past): WBA (Unified), WBC, WBO and Ring junior middleweight champion
Last fight: Win via majority decision vs. Gennady Golovkin for WBA (Super), WBC, vacant The Ring and lineal middleweight titles
Next fight: Rocky Fielding for the WBA (Regular) super middleweight title.