After a thrilling win over Gennady Golovkin, Mexican boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) is taking a one-off fight at super-middleweight, as he takes on WBA “regular” champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) of England. This will be Canelo’s first appearance at Madison Square Garden in New York City, and the first of eleven fights on his exclusive contract with DAZN.
Canelo is the WBC and WBA middleweight champion, and he will defend those titles in May 4th, 2019. For now, this is a stay-busy fight against a heavy underdog in Fielding, who is a top-10 super-middleweight but closer to #10 than he is to #1. Fielding won the WBA’s secondary belt by TKO against Tyron Zeuge in Germany, but Canelo is a major step up in competition for him. He’ll have a height and reach disadvantage, but Alvarez will have the edge everywhere else. We can only hope that it’s entertaining for as long as it lasts.
Here are the basic details on who’s fighting tonight (Saturday, December 15), how you can watch the card, where you can catch a live stream, and more.
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Fight time: The preliminary card begins at 6 PM ET/3 PM PT, followed by the main card at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. It is expected that the Canelo vs. Fielding main event will start at around 11 PM ET.
Live stream: You can watch the fight card (undercard and main card) on DAZN. The on-demand streaming service is available in the United States, Canada, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, and Japan. New subscribers in the US can sign up for a 30-day free trialsign-up for a 30-day trial to watch the event for free. From there, US cost for DAZN is $9.99 per month. DAZN will live stream the prelims for free on social media. In the UK, here are the instructions to watch Sky Sports online.
TV Network: Sky Sports Main Event will carry the bout in the United Kingdom at 11 PM local time, so it’s not a PPV in that country.
Bars: DAZN partnered with Integrated Sports Media so that events could be commercially distributed. Check your local bar to see if they’re airing the fight.
Main Card: Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding (12 rounds, super-middleweights), Tevin Farmer vs. Francisco Fonseca (12 rounds, super-featherweights), Sadam Ali vs. Mauricio Herrera (10 rounds, welterweights), Ryan Garcia vs. Braulio Rodriguez (10 rounds, lightweights)
Preliminary Card: Katie Taylor vs. Eva Wahlstrom (10x2 minute rounds, lightweights), Alberto Mercado vs. Lamont Roach Jr (10 rounds, super-featherweights), Yves Ulysses Jr vs. Maximilliano Becerra (8 rounds, junior welterweights), Victor Fonseca vs. Bilal Akkawy (10 rounds, super-middleweights)
Highlights: Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding highlights