Your fight-size boxing update:
- DAZN took out full-page ads in newspapers USA Today (U.S.) and La Reforma (Mexico) to offer ringside seats to U.S. President Donald Trump and newly sworn-in President López Obrador of Mexico for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding fight for the WBA "regular" super middleweight title. The fight will take place at Madison Square Garden on December 15 with DAZN streaming the full card.
DAZN took out full-page ads in newspapers USA Today (U.S.) and La Reforma (Mexico) to offer ringside seats to U.S. President Donald Trump and newly sworn-in President López Obrador of Mexico for Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15. #CaneloRocky pic.twitter.com/wERb7TD1e9— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 7, 2018
- Kell Brook (150.6 lbs.) and Michael Zerafa (153.5 lbs.) comfortably made weight for their main event fight taking place in Sheffield, England on December 8. The fight is now being billed as a WBA junior middleweight title eliminator with the winner being the mandatory challenger to Jarrett Hurd's WBA world title.
- Also on that December 8 card from Sheffield, which will be streamed on DAZN in the United States, is an IBF super featherweight title eliminator featuring Jono Carrol and Guillaume Frenois. Both Carroll (129.4 lbs.) and Frenois (129.5 lbs.) also made weight for the title eliminator. The winner becomes the mandatory challenger to Tevin Farmer's IBF world title.
- Longtime broadcaster Larry Merchant will return to HBO to be a part of the final live boxing broadcast on December 8 which will be headlined by Cecilia Braekhus' latest defense of her undisputed welterweight titles.
- FOX will air a special preview show called PBC Countdown: Jermall Charlo vs. Willie Monroe Jr. on December 8 at 11 p.m. ET. The show will be a behind-the-scenes look at how each fighter is preparing for their upcoming fight on December 22 in Brooklyn. The fight will headline a PBC on FOX card that will also feature Jermell Charlo defending his junior middleweight world title against Tony Harrison.