'Canelo' Álvarez announces next fight for December 15 in New York

Mexican boxer Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez speaks at a press conference

Mexican boxer Saúl "Canelo" Álvarez speaks at a press conference

The Mexican Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez, world middleweight champion, announced Friday that his title will take place on December 15 at Madison Square Garden in New York.

In that fight, the 'Canelo' will rise in the category of the British Rocky Fielding, in fight for the super middleweight title of the World Boxing Association (WBA).

"With great emotion I announce my next fight, it will be next December 15 at the MSG in New York," said Alvarez on Friday in their social networks.

The 28-year-old Mexican said that fight will be another challenge in his career and will represent the World Boxing Council (WBC) as champion of 160 pounds.

"Now I will fight for the world title for the 168 pounds against Rocky Fielding, the current WBA champion," the Mexican wrote on his social networks.

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On the fight of the "Canelo", the president of the WBC, the Mexican Mauricio Sulaiman, through a video distributed by the agency, considered that "it will be a spectacular closing of the year and the CMB is in full support because we have Agreed that "“

"We are happy because 'Canelo' is at home (the WBC) and we agree on this fight at 168 pounds, he will represent the WBC," Sulaiman added.

Alvarez will come to the match with a record of 50 wins, 34 by the fast track, one defeat and two draws, while Fielding has a record of 27 wins, 15 before the limit, and one defeat.