BY ROY ALBERT ANDRADE, K1LLER, Inc.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - Canelo Alvarez, 50-1-2, 34 KOs, and Rocky Fielding, WBA Super Middleweight World Champion, 27-1, 15 KOs, hosted a their final press conference this morning at Madison Square Garden ahead of their 12-round super middleweight fight. Their fight will take place Saturday, Dec. 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN - which, at just $9.99 per month after a one-month free trial.
"I'm very happy to be here at Madison Square Garden. It's just yet another story, another dream realized in my career and this new phase of my career with DAZN. I'm very happy and I'm motivated. Perhaps many don't give the credit to Rocky Fielding that he deserves but for a reason, he's a world champion. I know who he is, I've trained very hard, I know the challenge I have in front of me. I know that I have a tough fight but I like challenges and I know we're going to make history. I'm ready for that," said Canelo Alvarez, WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion.
"It's great to be here. I was here years ago, sitting right at the top over there, watching a Knicks game, wishing one day to fight here. Now I've put a lot of work in, I've had a lot of setbacks, and here we are. It's unbelievable. I'm looking forward to it I believe in myself. I come here as a champion, and that's what champions do - they win, and they defend. This is a great opportunity and I'm very happy to be here," said Rocky Fielding, WBA Super Middleweight World Champion.
"Ladies and gentlemen - pay-per-view is dead. I'm happy to announce that on Saturday night, Dec. 15, Canelo Álvarez will experience a lot of firsts: his first fight in the mecca of boxing at MSG, the first fight of this historical contract with DAZN, his first time traveling to the 168-pound weight class as he looks to make history as part of a small list of Mexican fighters to become a three-division world champion," said Oscar De La Hoya, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions.
Shawn W. Anderson