WBA super-middleweight champion Rocky Fielding hasn’t taken too kindly to Amir Khan’s view on his upcoming fight.
In a recent interview with WBN, Khan was asked his opinion on Fielding facing Canelo Alvarez this December as the Bolton man has first-hand knowledge.
Khan shared six rounds with Canelo in 2016, resulting in a huge knockout loss, and the ex-140lb king was honest in his assessment.
“Looking at Canelo v Rocky Fielding, I think Canelo is just a beast. He’s a great fighter,” Khan exclusively told World Boxing News.
“Boxing-wise and power-wise, I think he’s an awesome fighter. I don’t think anyone out there will touch him.
“I don’t think Rocky Fielding will out-box him. He won’t out-box him or out-power him, so I don’t see Rocky Fielding winning that fight at 168.”
Fielding soon took to social media to let his Matchroom stablemate know his feelings on the comments.
“That’s sound. We’re both in the same boat then, because Kell Brook does you!” said Fielding, before following up with, “If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything.
“Catch you all in a few days. Keep you updated on tickets for those who have booked. Thank you.”
The 31-year-old was alluding to a possible fight between Khan and Brook, currently in negotiations for 2019.
Fielding puts his ‘regular’ title on the line against the Mexican just months after dethroning Tyron Zeuge in Germany.
‘Rocky from Stocky’ put on a dazzling display to claim his first recognized strap and was hoping to land a big fight before the year’s end.
They don’t come much bigger than Canelo as Fielding heads to the world-famous Madison Square Garden in New York.
Canelo begins a huge favorite for the contest, although Fielding has the advantage of being well-tuned at the weight.
Fielding has campaigned his whole career at 168, and it will be interesting to see how Canelo acclimatizes to the new stipulation.
Should Canelo manage to win, the 28 year-old would then become a three-weight world ruler.