Feature | Dec 15 2018

EXCLUSIVE Rocky Fielding on the edge of the dream

John Dennen speaks to Rocky Fielding ahead of his most unlikely challenge yet, fighting Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden

IT is hard to believe. More than 30 floors high up in the tower of a tall hotel, Rocky Fielding sits by the wide window of his room. The view takes in a broad New York avenue, the yellow cabs so far away they look like small toys, and overlooks Madison Square Garden itself. There on an advertising screen illuminated in electric light is an image of himself, alongside Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, the biggest name in boxing today. And Rocky’s opponent on Saturday.

This has been Fielding’s view for the last week. It’s a constant reminder that he really is taking on the sport’s superstar.

“There I am there now. How can I not enjoy it?” Fielding reflects.