By Eliezer Garcia, Real Combat Media NY/NJ Boxing Correspondent

New York, NY (December 14th, 2018)– Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2,  34Kos) isn’t holding back in 2018. He will move up in weight to fight Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 Kos) this Saturday, making his first-time grand appearance at Madison Square Garden. Talk about ending the year in fashion! Canelo Alvarez is just coming off the biggest win of his career, against Gennady GGG Golovkin in September. On top of that he just signed a lucrative 11 fight $365-million-dollar deal with DAZN.

It seems as that wasn’t enough for the 28 year Canelo, as he will attempt to make history this Saturday by capturing a 3rd world title in a different weight class.

“I have no Idea why he wanted to fight {canelo} I would of personally taken a vacation in a beach somewhere “Bernard Hopkins spoke with media during Tuesday’s grand arrival in NYC. Perhaps many feel the same about Canelo returning to the ring within 3 months of his last fight. However, no one is complaining. This is the Canelo show and it has arrived to the Mecca of boxing, Madison Square Garden. It will be a sold out event come Saturday night, and the east coast is in for a treat. Canelo’s opponent Saturday night, 28-year-old Rocky Fielding from Liverpool. He is currently the WBA regular Super Middleweight Champion.

Rocky Fielding, is no Canelo Alvarez. As a matter of fact, not much is known about the British native. What we do know is, that he has a significant reach advantage over Alvarez, and this is his first time-fighting in U.S soil. Fielding is coming into Saturday night as a huge underdog, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Especially in Boxing, a sport known for its dramatics. The infamous quote “one punch can change a fight,” still applies. Hopefully, Fielding’s team came up with a great game plan and that it involves using his reach and height 6”1 advantage.

Regardless of what anyone feels about Canelo’s opponent, the Mexican Native always delivers a performance. At this point of his career, Alvarez can fight anyone and its guarantee great time. He has taken over as the new face of Boxing and fans are just excited to see him get back in the right before the year ends.

David Lemieux (40-4, 34Kos) was scheduled to fight Tureano Johnson in the Co-main event, but has just announced he will be pulling out, due to being hospitalized for dehydration related issues.

Sadam”World Kid” Ali (26-2, 14Kos) will face off against Mauricio” El Maestro” Herrerra (24-7, 7Kos). This will probably be one of the more exciting fights on Saturday. Sadam Ali had a big win over future Hall of Famer Miguel Cotto and Herrera known for always delivering action-packed fights. His most notable fight against Danny Garcia, Although he lost that fight he delivered an incredible performance.

Tevin Farmer (27-4-1, 6 KO) is on a big run, and before his first title defense on Oct. 20 in Boston, he talked a big game about showing more power. It seemed a little silly — Farmer is 28 and fighters basically who they are by then — but then he went out and dominated James Tennyson, stopping his challenger in the fifth round. Farmer is the most active fighter today and has become a fan favorite in recent years. In a way has become his own Ricky story, after suffering a few losses early in his career. The champion has improved and now on a winning streak Fonseca (22-1-1, 16 KOs), 24, of Costa Rica, suffered his only loss, to Gervonta Davis, by eighth-round knockout in August 2017 on the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor pay-per-view undercard in Las Vegas. The matchup is set up for a good clash as both have fan friendly style. Tevin is looking to make this another quick night to add to his super active 2018 resume.

Ryan Garcia (16-0, 13 KOs) is the future up and coming prodigy of Golden Boy. With over a million followers on social media . The young fighter has the charisma and style to one day take over boxing. Now he’s been added to the Canelo Wolfpack, as he is also being trained by Canelo’s trainer Chepo. His opponent Saturday is Barulio Rodriguez (19-3-0) .

Katie Taylor (11-0-0), an Olympic gold medallist, will be making her fourth appearance stateside as she defends her belts for the third time running. The rising star will be facing off against Eva Wahlstorm(22-0-1). Eddie Hearn has expressed he plans for his new platform DAZN to expose Katie more to the public and 2019 will be even bigger for her career.

At the End of it all, Madison Square Garden will be the place you want to be at Saturday night. As the fans will always come up winning in the end.

Tickets for Canelo vs. Fielding go on sale Wednesday, Oct. 17 at Noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. Tickets are priced at $1,000, $500, $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50 plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges. Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at, or





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