Canelo Alvarez Press Release Rocky Fielding



NEW YORK CITY (Dec. 13, 2018) WBC, WBA, Lineal Middleweight World Champion
Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBA Tremendous Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) hosted a their ultimate press convention at this time at Madison Sq. Backyard forward of their 12-round tremendous middleweight struggle. The battle will happen Saturday, Dec. 15 on the aforementioned Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis and might be streamed reside on DAZN – which, at simply $9.99 per thirty days after a one-month free trial, means new subscribers to DAZN will take pleasure in the complete Canelo vs. Rocky struggle night time without spending a dime.

They have been joined by David Lemieux (40-Four, 34 KOs), Tureano Johnson (20-2, 14 KOs), Sadam “World Kid” Ali (26-2, 14 KOs), Mauricio “El Maestro” Herrera (24-7, 7 KOs) and lots of different fighters from the undercard.

Under is what the fighters needed to say at immediately’s ultimate press convention:

CANELO ALVAREZ, WBC, WBA, Lineal and Ring Journal Middleweight World Champion:
“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.”

ROCKY FIELDING, WBA Tremendous 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.”

JOSE “CHEPO” REYNOSO, Supervisor and Coach of Canelo Alvarez:
“Madison Square Garden, be prepared because Canelo is coming to conquer you and to write in the story of MSG.”

EDDY REYNOSO, Supervisor and Head Coach of Canelo Alvarez:
“We know it’s going to be a tough fight. Every time a fighter moves up in weight, the fighter has to experiment on how he’s going to feel. Fielding is a strong fighter, he’s a tough fighter, but more than anything’s, he’s a world champion. We know we have a big compromise ahead and I’m taking the responsibility to make sure all the details are covered off on. I just hope that this Saturday, Mexico is excited for Canelo to become a three-division world champion. We’ve excited for him to join the exclusive history of Mexican boxing this Saturday.”

JAMIE MOORE, Coach of Rocky Fielding:
“I think boxing’s all about timing. And Rocky Fielding made sure he was ready when he got the phone call for a world title with five weeks’ notice. It came at the right time for him. And when we got the phone call for the Canelo fight, he took it without hesitation. There’s weight divisions for a reason. I applaud Canelo, I admire his tenacity and his will to achieve greatness. But it’s all about timing. I just think that this is the right time for Rocky Fielding. He’s in a great place mentally and physically. And I’m looking forward to shocking the world and delivering a big upset.”

DAVID LEMIEUX, Former IBF Middleweight World Champion:
“I’m extremely happy to be back at Madison Square Garden. I was here three years ago in a unification fight with Golovkin. It didn’t turn out the way I wanted it to but over the years, I’ve learned a lot. I believe I’m at my peak. The greatest years are yet to come for me. Saturday night will be a step towards that. I promise everyone a great fight. Tureano Johnson is a great fighter, but we’ve trained extremely hard for him so we don’t have any surprises in the ring. Whatever he brings forward, I’ll take care of it.”

TUREANO JOHNSON, Middleweight Contender:
“It’s going to be an exciting night. I’m excited, I’m ready, I’m energized. I respect Lemieux. I have a lot of respect for him. You guys can expect an awesome fight. I’m definitely coming to bring it. Come Saturday night, they’re going to see a different Tureano – a more intelligent fighter.”

MAURICIO HERRERA, Former Interim WBA Tremendous Light-weight Prospect:
“This is a great opportunity and I feel blessed to fight here at the Madison Square Garden. Sadam is a great fighter but I put on a great show as well. The both of us together will be a fight to remember.”

SADAM ALI, Former WBO Junior Middleweight World Champion
“I’m excited. I’m ready. This is a big fight, Every fight is a big fight. There’s nothing like fighting at home. It doesn’t get to happen every time but when it does, I’m excited and I’m ready.”

VERGIL ORTIZ JR, Tremendous Light-weight Prospect
“I’m very happy to be fighting here at Madison Square Garden. For some reason I thought it’d be a square…it’s not a square. It’s my first fight in New York. Other than that, I’m just happy to be here.”

KATIE TAYLOR, WBA/IBF Light-weight World Champion
“I’m here to bring my very very best. I know [Eva’s] a great competitor and a fantastic fighter. I just can’t wait to put on an exciting fight.”

TEVIN FARMER, IBF Tremendous Featherweight World Champion:
“I’m ready for Saturday. It’s another opportunity to show that I’m one of the best in the world.”

LAMONT ROACH JR., WBO Worldwide Tremendous Featherweight Champion:
“I feel blessed to be on this stage. I’m going to kick it off with a bang.”

RYAN GARCIA, Light-weight Prospect:
“We had two months of nonstop work, really focused, and now I’m just ready to put on my best performance at Madison Square Garden. What better place than Madison Square Garden? I’m just ready to prove and show everybody what I’ve been improving on and what I’m going to bring for times to come.”

OSCAR DE LA HOYA, CEO and Chairman of Golden Boy Promotions:
“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.”

“Rocky, who has the most recognizable first name in all of boxing, will look to take advantage of the opportunity of a lifetime.”

“If you can’t make it to the Garden, you can always download the app DAZN. And we are extremely proud to have been able to strike a deal with such visionaries – not only in the sport of boxing but in sports in general. For me, it’s a bittersweet moment to talk about pay-per-view being dead because my career was built on pay-per-view, but this digital platform is thinking about the fans. So this fight, Canelo vs. Rocky, you will be able to download DAZN for free for one month and watch this historical night where Canelo Álvarez will be able to showcase his talents and fight against a bigger guy, a heavier guy, a stronger guy, a champion, who fights at 168 pounds. So if you ask me, I think that’s a great deal.”

“Thank you HBO for all of the memories. Over the years, you have been a true pioneer…but there’s a new kid on the block and his name is DAZN.”

BERNARD HOPKINS, Future Corridor of Famer and Golden Boy Promotions Enterprise Associate:
“What I’ll say to everyone is take this opportunity, even Canelo and Rocky, to put your DNA in the history of the great legendary MSG. Enjoy the fight. DAZN is here. Enjoy the fight and get ready for 2019.”

JOE MARKOWSKI, Government Vice President, DAZN North America:
“In parts of the twentieth century, the heavyweight champion was the most famous man in the world. But then something changed. Pay-per-view. Boxing became one of the only sports to take its biggest moments and deliver them to smallest audience possible. And that’s why Saturday night is such a milestone. The last king of pay-per-view Canelo Alvarez will become the first king of sports streaming. This fight is not 75 or 100 dollars. Canelo-Rocky is free on DAZN for all new subscribers.”

“This is just the beginning and we encourage everyone to join us for this ride. It’s simple. Just like you would with Netflix or Hulu, you download our app, sign up and watch amazing content on all devices – including the big screen on the wall of your living room.”

EDDIE HEARN, Managing Director of Matchroom Sports activities:
“I remember Eric Gomez calling me up and asking if Rocky Fielding would like to fight Canelo Álvarez. Not once did he ask about the money. It was a yes. This is everything to Rocky Fielding. This is the opportunity of a lifetime, to come to MSG and defend his world title against Canelo Álvarez. I believe he’s going to give Canelo Álvarez everything he has and everything he can handle.”

“DAZN is a game-changer for the world of boxing. Normally U.S. fight fans would have to put their hands in their pockets for $80, $100. Not only is this a great deal for fans in terms of price, but production is top shelf.”


Canelo vs. Rocky is a 12-round struggle for the WBA Tremendous Middleweight World Title introduced by Golden Boy Promotions in affiliation with Matchroom Boxing. Lemieux vs. Johnson is a 12-round middleweight struggle introduced by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Administration. The occasion is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle,” Fred Loya Insurance coverage and “Miss Bala.” The occasion will happen Saturday, December 15 at Madison Sq. Backyard in New York Metropolis and shall be streamed stay on DAZN – which, at simply $9.99 per thirty days after a one-month free trial, means new subscribers to DAZN will take pleasure in all the Canelo vs. Rocky struggle night time at no cost. Watch the collection premiere of DAZN’s first unique episodic program, THE JOURNEY: CANELO/ROCKY, to go behind the scenes as Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding put together for his or her historic showdown.

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