Lamont Roach Jr. survived a hairy final round to see out a decisive ten round points win over Alberto Mercado.
The super-featherweight moves on to bigger fights following a 99-91, 98-92, 97-93 victory on the scorecards.
In the super lightweight opener, Yves Ulysse Jr dominated Maximilliano Becerra for the eight rounds duration.
Dropping the Californian on more than one occasion late in the contest, Ulysse moved to 17-1 with relative ease.
The 30 year-old Canadian has now won three fights on the spin since suffering a first career reverse to Steve Claggett in October 2017.
12 – WBA super middleweight title
Canelo v Rocky Fielding
12 – IBF super featherweight title
Tevin Farmer v Francisco Fonseca
10×2 – Women’s IBF/WBA lightweight titles
Katie Taylor v Eva Wahlstrom
10 – welterweight
Sadam Ali v Mauricio Herrera
10 – lightweight
Ryan Garcia v Braulio Rodriguez
10 – super middleweight
Bilal Akkawy v Victor Fonseca
Canelo v Rocky ring walks are expected to be around 10 – 10:30 pm Eastern Time / 7 – 7:30 pm Pacific / 3 – 3:30 am in the United Kingdom
(subject to change and delay)
Canelo Alvarez bids to become a three-weight world champion at the world famous Madison Square Garden.
The Mexican superstar challenges underdog WBA super-middleweight title holder Rocky Fielding after moving up from middleweight.
Back-to-back mega-fights against Gennady Golovkin have led Canelo to seek more championships for his legacy.
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. New subscribers will get Canelo v Fielding and Whyte v Chisora 2 for free.
Canelo v Rocky is live on Sky Sports Main Event from 11 pm UK time and features the four main bouts of the evening.
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.
The event will take place Saturday, December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The fight 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). Also online at www.ticketmaster.com, www.goldenboytickets.com or www.MSG.com.US fans can watch #CaneloFielding on December 15