Canelo Alvarez reveals next opponent


Fresh off his victory over Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez will square off against Rocky Fielding as a super middleweight in a clash of champions at Madison Square Garden.

Alvarez became the No. 1 middleweight on the planet when he outpointed Gennady Golovkin to claim the WBA and WBC titles.

"I'm very excited to announce my next fight".

But he now moves up to 12st to face Fielding in his first fight in NY. "Taking a big challenge". I'm taking another big challenge in my career and as the reigning 160 lb champion, I will now fight for the world title at 168 pounds vs Rocky Fielding, the current WBA champion!

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Alvarez and his team were planning for a possible December 15 fight even before the fight with Golovkin as long as Alvarez came out of the fight healthy. The 28-year-old only suffered a bad cut during his fight with the knockout artist, but his doctor has said he'll be fine to fight come December. As promised, he will fight once more before the year's end. HBO recently announced that they will be leaving the boxing business after 45 years.

Also, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya said after the fight with GGG that Alvarez's contract with HBO had expired, although he said he would give the network the first crack at negotiating a new deal. Canelo's fights had been a staple of HBO PPV however HBO have chose to pull out of boxing coverage.

Canelo ended Golovkin's unbeaten reign as unified middleweight champion with a majority decision in Las Vegas on September 15, seizing the World Boxing Council and WBA middleweight belts.

But Alvarez isn't necessarily going to bind himself to the WBC's order. In November 2015, Callum Smith knocked him out in the first round for the vacant British super middleweight title. England's Smith knocked out countryman George Groves in the seventh round last Friday to win the WBA's top super middleweight title.