In his debut at Madison Square Garden, Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2), the unified middleweight champion claimed the WBA tremendous middleweight title in a third-round TKO in opposition to Rocky Fielding (27-2)
In scoring, Alvarez notched 4 whole knockdowns earlier than the sold-out crowd over 20,000. Ultimately, Canelo's energy punches earned him the title on Saturday. Five inches shorter than his opponent, he linked with Fielding's physique with 35 photographs out the overall 73 that he landed, in comparison with the 37 that Fielding earned.
This matchup arrives solely three months after Alvarez defeated Gennady Golovkin in a call win, making it the quickest turnaround for the Mexican fighter since 2011.
It marks the primary battle in an 11-match, $365 million deal that Canelo inked with the DAZN streaming app. Alvarez, alongside IBF-WBA heavyweight champ, Anthony Joshua, is part an overarching technique from DAZN to change into the premier boxing broadcaster within the United States, hopefully parlaying into different sports activities alongside the way in which.
Promotion for this battle and Alvarez included convincing viewers that their $9.99 month-to-month subscription is superior over the normal pay-per-view mannequin. The excellent news is that Alvarez's win on Saturday evening marks an ideal starting to DAZN's technique because the younger fighter's superstar solely continues to develop.