Canelo, Rocky comfortably make weight, almost hit the same mark
Canelo Alvarez and Rocky Fielding comfortably came in underweight for their super-middleweight title contest on Saturday.
Canelo scaled 167.4 pounds, whilst WBA champion Fielding hit a mark just two pounds north.
The size difference is apparent and has been all week. But the fact that they are so close in poundage could be worrying for the Briton.
Odds on a Canelo knockout have been falling by the minute as the Mexican bids to become a three-weight world title holder.
#CaneloRocky official weigh-in! Both champions easily made weight & are ready to battle it out on the ring for the @WBABoxing super middleweight title! Watch live @DAZN_USA 💥🥊https://t.co/uw0KzgYyOt pic.twitter.com/11sg7D7q2U
— Golden Boy Boxing (@GoldenBoyBoxing) December 14, 2018
Fights involving David Lemieux and Vergil Ortiz were called off at the last minute dropping the bill to eight bouts.
US fans can watch #CaneloFielding this Saturday night by signing up for @DAZN_USA for only $9.99 per month.
A one-month free trial will begin when registering at DAZN.com and new subscribers will get Canelo v Fielding and Whyte v Chisora 2 for free.
Canelo vs. Rocky is a 12-round fight for the WBA Super Middleweight World Title presented by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Matchroom Boxing.
Lemieux vs. Johnson is a 12-round middleweight fight presented by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of The Tiger Management. The event is sponsored by Tecate, “THE OFFICIAL BEER OF BOXING,” and Hennessy “Never Stop. Never Settle.”
The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City and will be streamed live on DAZN.
Tickets for Canelo vs. Rocky are on sale and are priced at $1,000, $500, $300, $200, $150, $100, $75 and $50 plus applicable taxes, fees and services charges.
Tickets can be purchased at the Madison Square Garden Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets. Ticketmaster charge by phone (866-858-0008) and online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com or www.MSG.com.US fans can watch #CaneloFielding on December 15