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19 OCTOBER 2018

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Saul Alvarez To Challenge For WBA Super Middleweight Title




World middleweight champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez will step up a division and challenge WBA super middleweight titleholder Rocky Fielding at Madison Square Garden in New York on December 15.

 

Announcing the fight Alvarez tweeted: "Taking a big challenge more in my career and representing the WBC as 160lbs champion now I will fight for the world title for the 168lbs."

 

After securing the biggest fight of his career Fielding Tweeted: "Living the Dream... From Salford Sports Centre to Madison Sq Garden."

 

Fielding won the WBA 168lbs ‘Regular’ title when he scored a fifth round tko win over Tyron Zeuge in July. Fellow Briton Callum Smith is the WBA ‘Super’ champion at 168lbs.

 

Alvarez last fought on September 15, controversially out-pointing Gennady Golovkin in rematch.




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