We remember that back then Fielding said that if he beat Canelo at MSG, he would be the new face of boxing. Rocky Fielding will enter Madison Square Garden to face Canelo Alvarez. They will trade fist in December. For Fielding, it is not the first time that he enters the big arena. The WBA “regular” super middleweight champion will put his belt on the line. This can be a challenging bout for Fielding, knowing that he is the hefty underdog party for the upcoming fight.
Fielding and his significant one visited Madison Square Garden a few years ago, then went to a basketball game. From that moment, he had been dreaming about going on the ring at the Garden. Fielding cited the Madison Square Garden as the Mecca of boxing. Well, his statement was not exaggerating at all. For all the boxing lovers and sports lovers around the world, it is obvious to see the Madison Square Garden as one of the prominent venues on earth. There have been hundreds of mega-events held in the place. So, it is natural to call it the Mecca of boxing.
Three years ago, Fielding experienced his first defeat after losing to Callum Smith. He overcame his defeat shock and returned at night for a basketball game. Fielding did not deny that Madison Square Garden indeed affects his emotion. The history will always remind him. Like the fighter, he connects with the venue. Well, we can say pretty much the same for people who have been there or who have visited Madison Square Garden to witness the big events. Finally, he would come to the Mecca of boxing for the main game against Canelo. From any angle we see, it is indeed an achievement.
With the date of the event fast approaching, Fielding strives for the star of the show in the upcoming matchup in the Mid-December. He knew what he was up against, a tough, elite fighter. On paper, Canelo indeed has a different level of experience. The Mexican fighter has been on the PPV event and sold out arenas. However, it does not mean that Fielding is in different level with Canelo. Fielding is also the world champ and wants to get at the top of the mountains, just like other fighters wish to.
He said, “If I beat Canelo at Madison Square Garden, I will be up all night and will be the superstar the next day.”
Moreover, if he came out as the winner, we would have the new face of boxing. Of course, Fielding fans will be rooting for him without any catch. Although Fielding hasn’t faced anyone on the same level as Alvarez, he managed to beat Tyron Zeuge in July for the WBA championship. It was also his first fight outside Britain. We can’t deny that going to MSG is a new challenge for Fielding. The date is fast approaching. The moment of truth will soon be revealed on December 15.