Boxing Saul Canelo Alvarez

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding Predictions and Betting Tips

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding Predictions and Betting Tips for the WBA super middleweight world championship title fight on Saturday 16th December at Madison Square Garden in New York City and shown live on Sky Sports Box Office & DAZN.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (50-1-2) is one of the best boxers on the planet, highly rated on most pound-for-pound lists. He sealed his place high on those lists with a dominant reign at Light Middleweight. When moving up to Middleweight, he got a title win against Miguel Cotto and over the last 18 months has fought Gennady Golovkin twice.

It has been a controversial time for Canelo. Many saw his negativity in the first fight as the reason he deserved to lose even though it ended in a draw. He then failed a drug test for clenbuterol, although it was blamed on contaminated meat. A rematch with Golovkin was organised and Canelo got the win, this time pushing Golovkin back and landing the cleaner shots.

After becoming middleweight champion, Canelo has decided to look towards new challenges and will attempt to become a three weight world champion.

He will take on Rocky Fielding (27-1), the British WBA World Champion at Super Middleweight. Rocky systemically broke down Tyron Zeuge to win the title, using his superior size and strength. The Scouser did incredibly well to bounce back from a crushing defeat to Callum Smith who stopped him in the first round.

Canelo has shown that he can do it all. A loss early in the career to Mayweather led to him improving his movement and defence. Against GGG, he showed his counter punching and then his pressure fighting. He attacks opponents to the body, a tactic that his coach has suggested he will utilise in this fight.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding Predictions

This fight is all about levels. You could make an argument that Rocky Fielding isn’t even a top-five British Super Middleweight. Canelo is almost definitely a top-five boxer on the planet. The only edge for Fielding is size. He has four inches of height on Canelo, looking about a head above him during face-offs. The reach advantage is slightly greater for Fielding and he is a natural Super Middleweight whereas Canelo has had to grow into Middleweight. Fielding’s only path to victory will be using that size to bully Canelo.

I think Canelo can win this in whatever way he pleases. Callum Smith stopped Fielding in one but Smith is massive. If Canelo breaks him down, I see it being slower and more methodical, probably a late stoppage.

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez vs Rocky Fielding Betting Tips

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