CANELO ALVAREZ has played it cool this week. Not prone to excitement, he’s treated tonight’s opponent Rocky Fielding with respect. He’s pointed out the Liverpudlian’s greater size, which was clear enough when the two went head to head at the weigh in on Friday, but still insists that will give Fielding no great advantage when they fight later on tonight at Madison Square Garden, New York.
But Canelo said, “I don’t know if you would call it an advantage. Maybe he has it because he’s the one who’s higher up in weight.”
He has however put in a rehydration clause, Rocky wasn’t allowed to come in more than 10lbs overs the super-middleweight limit (168lbs) this morning.