WBA "regular" super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding spoke to media regarding his upcoming matchup against Canelo Alvarez.
Fielding, joined by his trainer Jamie Moore and Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, held a media conference call which Fightful was a part of. Fielding will be fighting Alvarez for the WBA 168-pound title in the main event of boxing card at Madison Square Garden on December 15. The fight will be the first in Alvarez's historic 11-fight contract with DAZN worth more than $300 million.
Below are highlights of the conference call, including moments Fightful got to ask Moore and Gomez regarding training for Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions' relationship with DAZN, respectively.
Finally on the Rocky Fielding conference call for #CaneloRocky. Eric Gomez on the call saying it’s a dangerous fight for Canelo and once again says people can watch the fight as part of a free trial on DAZN.— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 3, 2018
WBA “regular” super middleweight champion Rocky Fielding says he’s prepared for the fight against Canelo Alvarez on December 15. #Canelo— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 3, 2018
I asked Jamie Moore, Rocky Fielding’s trainer, how does he get sparring partners for Rocky in preparation for Canelo Alvarez. Moore said you can’t really bring sparring partners to perfectly mimic Canelo so he tried to cover Canelo’s best traits with different people #CaneloRocky— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 3, 2018
I also asked Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez what about DAZN made GBP confident in working together. Gomez said he likes the product and that PPV numbers have gone down. #CaneloRocky— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 3, 2018
Rocky Fielding said he isn’t focused on Canelo Alvarez’s past with failing drug tests. #CaneloRocky— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 3, 2018
Rocky Fielding says he rises to the occasion and that he will fight for a win against Canelo Alvarez on December 15 #CaneloRocky— Carlos Toro (@CarlosToro360) December 3, 2018
Fightful will have live coverage of Alvarez vs. Fielding as well as the entire card which includes the return of middleweight contender David Lemieux and an IBF super featherweight title defense by Tevin Farmer.