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Canelo lvarez knocks out Rocky Fielding for WBA super middleweight title C while it happened

Rocky Fielding needs a knee after suffering a first-round knockdown against Canelo lvarez. Photograph: Frank Franklin II/AP


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12.53am EST
00:53

Oscar De La Hoya is speaking the post-field press conference because the press corps waits for Fielding. He states the c’s doesn’t have a opponent at heart 4 May in Vegas. Meaning Canelo is leaving the entranceway available to continuing at 168lbs or can go back off to middleweight. Says En Hoya with the capacity crowd: “Canelo solidifed that he’s a worldwide superstar. He can fight anywhere and fill stadiums.”


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12.36am EST
00:36

No word from Rocky Fielding as of this time. We’ll book with the press conference shortly, but he looked torn up regarding the outcome during the ring.


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12.08am EST
00:08

Canelo lvarez wins by third-round TKO!

A total of 35 on the 73 punches lvarez landed were to the body. An utterly devastating performance at Madison Square Garden. Fielding was simply in over his head.

Canelo has become an example of a select band of Mexican fighters to own won world championships in three difference weight classes. (Though to generally be fair, the authentic WBA champion at super middleweight is Callum Smith, who handed Fielding his first professional defeat by first-round stoppage three years ago.)


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12.02am EST
00:02

Fielding down twice in round three as well as referee stops it!

Round 3

It’s all lvarez at the the last. He’s just picking Fielding off with one body shot to another. Fielding is firing back here. Some nice combinations upstairs, 3 or 4 punches all landing, but lvarez is definitely walking through them. Fielding is down a third time, another punishing left to your body! Oh dear. The amount of longer does it last? Fielding beats the count but moments later Fielding is down a fourth time when lvarez catches him by using a right hand upstairs as he’s ducking down. As well as referee has stopped it!


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11.55pm EST
23:55

Fielding down in round two!

Round 2

It would take an off night for Canelo for Fielding to spring the upset however it doesn’t appear like that’s what’s yours for the taking. Unbelievable power and pinpoint accuracy on these punches at this point and therefore many into the body. A large left-right combo upstairs by lvarez caught a great deal of leather but still gave the impression to hurt Fielding. More exquisite body work from lvarez, who may be rearranging Fielding’s insides. And down goes Fielding again about 20 seconds left as a whole. Another left for the body. The Liverpudlian beats the count really clean looking of doubt in the eyes. Who is going to blame him?

Guardian’s unofficial score: lvarez 10-8 Fielding (lvarez 20-16 Fielding)

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11.52pm EST
23:52

Fielding down in round one!

Round 1

Opening bell. It is just a big Canelo crowd (quelle surprise). Fielding immediately comes out firing the appropriate jab, doubling and tripling that but with out a great deal of snap. Canelo very calm, throwing crisp and measured combinations. And Fielding is down with a little higher than a minute in a round. It had become a left hook towards body that dropped him, just a bit of delayed fuse. He beats the count and looks OK. Type of. Canelo closing in now, reducing the ring, wanting to build up it but is not losing his poise. This will not last long.

Guardian’s unofficial score: lvarez 10-8 Fielding

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11.46pm EST
23:46

And here comes Canelo! He enters to Mxico Lindo y Querido by Vicente Fernndez, his traditional walk-out song. Yet for the first time ever in New York. In fact it is the second time Canelo has fought anywhere of the usa farther east than Texas. The earliest was a first-round TKO of Raul Pinzon for the Miccosukee Indian Gaming Resort to the western outskirts of Miami that happened Few years ago yesterday.


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11.41pm EST
23:41

OK, we’ve just heard the anthems for the British isles, Mexico along with the Usa. After that Rocky Fielding hype video went over such as a lead balloon in this particular room. Oh well. Michael Buffer announces Fielding is making his option to the ring and then there he or she is, emerging at a tunnel within the corner with the room to Neil Diamond’s Sweet Caroline.


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11.21pm EST
23:21

Tevin Farmer has recently won a unanimous decision over Francisco Fonseca to actually defended his title for that second time. These three judges submitted quite a few 117-111. The IBF super featherweight will be the government financial aid action soon enough: he’s scheduled to headline a 16 March card within his hometown of Philadelphia. Nonetheless it doesn’t look like it will probably be against Gervonta Davis. “We’ve managed to move on from him,” Farmer says.

Next up: Canelo lvarez v Rocky Fielding.


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10.35pm EST
22:35

We’re into the final preliminary bout well before tonight’s top level: Philadelphia’s Tevin Farmer is defending his IBF super featherweight title against Francisco Fonseca of Costa Rica. In the main card bouts, former world champion Sadam Ali outpointed Mauricio Herrera inside a 10-round welterweight fight while electric prospect Ryan Garcia blasted out Braulio Rodriguez in five. You may be hearing plenty more to do with the 20-year-old Garcia in near future.

Before that Ireland’s Katie Taylor defended her unified lightweight titles which includes a comprehensive beatdown of Finland’s Eva Wahlstr?m. You can read exactly about it inside our ringside report. Afterward the 2012 Olympic champion was paid a vacation in their own dressing room by another 2012 Olympic champion.

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at 11.17pm EST


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9.48pm EST
21:48

Preamble

Hello and here you are at Madison Square Garden for tonight’s super middleweight title fight between Canelo lvarez and Rocky Fielding. We’re ringside with the hallowed mecca of boxing in midtown Manhattan for the purpose is apparently a mismatch: Fielding, a 31-year-old old from Liverpool, may be a domestic-level champion with a secondary world title belt at 168lbs who’s being mixed in at the deep end which includes a two-division world title-holder, surefire Hall of Famer and one of the highest quality pound-for-pound fighters on the earth. However, there is good reason why they fight the fights. Could this be his night?

The top level fighters should make their entrances around 10.30pm local time. We’ll catch you standing on the undercard action between here and there. At the same time here’s Kevin Mitchell’s interview when using the underdog of your moment.

Rocky Fielding: ‘To fight at Madison Square Garden is unbelievable’

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5.15pm EST
17:15

Bryan can be used shortly. At the same time here’s his lookahead to tonight’s top level.

On paper it’s an chance of lvarez, the sport’s biggest star, to maneuver as much as super middleweight and produce a title within a third weight class while fighting initially on tv capital of the planet. The simple truth is it is a showcase with Fielding as the presumptive soft touch, handpicked for making DAZN’s newly minted poster boy stand out, lending the complete affair design for an advertising appearance and brand-building do more exercise than just a legitimate world title contest.

That is much more a testament to the Mexican’s rare vintage when compared to a slight to Fielding, the amiable scouser who has rebuilt admirably with six wins successively in the wreckage of your first-round knockout loss to Callum Smith (the WBA’s true champion at 168lbs). Fielding earned his seat at Saturday’s table which has a fifth-round upset of Germany’s Tyron Zeuge on five weeks’ notice for any organization’s so-called regular title in July.

But make no mistake: Fielding can be a domestic-level champion being added too within the deep end by using a two-division world title-holder, surefire Hall of Famer and a second of the most useful pound-for-pound fighters on earth. This individual cease a million-to-one shot just like the celluloid brawler his nickname evokes, but from the classy lvarez the duty won’t be any less daunting.

Canelo lvarez awaits in Rocky Fielding’s unlikely shot at glory

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