British defends title against Canelo Dec. 15

LIVERPOOL’S Rocky Fielding faces the biggest fight of his life after signing to defend his WBA super middleweight title against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.

Twenty-eight-year-old Mexican Canelo is one of the most feared fighters on the planet and recently emerged victorious from a rematch with Gennady Golovkin.

He and Fielding will face off in New York at Madison Square Garden on December 15.

Canelo has a 53-fight record, losing just once, on decision to Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013. Fielding joins a long line of British opponents, with Liam Smith (2016), Amir Khan (2016), Ryan Rhodes (2011) and Matthew Hatton (2011) all beaten.

Fielding has lost just once in a 28-fight career, though he has boxed more domestically, before winning his world strap against Tyron Zeuge in July.

Canelo is the hottest of favourites to cause a huge upset. – Sportinglife

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