DAZN Fighter Profile: Canelo Alvarez (super-middleweight)

Amanda Westcott

Boxing’s biggest star, Canelo Alvarez is set for a maiden showcase on DAZN this weekend at Madison Square Garden.

The Mexican two-weight world champion aims for a third division against MSG first-timer Briton Rocky Fielding.

Despite still only being 28 years old, Canelo seems to have entertaining for years with his all-action style and marauding fan-friendly tactics.

Since losing for the first time against Floyd Mayweather in 2013, Canelo has steadily risen to the top of the boxing tree with victories over the likes of Erislandy Lara, Miguel Cotto, Amir Khan and Gennady Golovkin.

A win over ‘Rocky from Stocky’ would only further cement Canelo’s legacy as a potential trilogy fight with ‘GGG’ lies in wait in 2019.

Canelo headlines a huge card from New York, which includes Tevin Farmer defending his super-featherweight belt.


Birth Name: Santos Saúl Álvarez Barragán
Nickname: Canelo
D.O.B: 18th July, 1990
Country: Mexico
Stance: Orthodox
Height: 5ft 8ins (173cm)
Reach: 70½ins


US fans can watch #CaneloFielding this Saturday night by signing up for DAZN 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.

Taylor v Wahlstrom forms part of a stellar line-up. The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. It 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.

Plus www.goldenboytickets.com or www.MSG.com.US fans can watch #CaneloFielding on December 15