Saul Canelo Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO’s) cemented his place as the universally recognized middleweight champion of the world against Gennady Golovkin in September, after a gruelling 12 round bout.
The red-haired Mexican is a true face of boxing and on 15th December, ‘Canelo’ will make his New York City debut as he faces WBA Super Middleweight World Champion Rocky Fielding (27-1, 15 KO’s) in a twelve round Super-middleweight bout at Madison Square Garden (MSG).
In a promotional mariage between Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom company and Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy promotions, comes one of the best cross-continent middleweight bouts that comes at just the right time. MSG is the Mecca of combat sports and in headlining a main event there, this will be a dream come true for both Canelo and Fielding.
Canelo v Fielding Betting Odds
Canelo is understandably the strong favourite here on the boxing betting lines, available at no bigger than -2000 with 888sport, with Rocky Fielding trading as the +800 underdog at William Hill and others.
In other Canelo v Fielding betting odds lines, you, can get -400 with bet365 about Alvarez winning by KO/TKO, which is a much better looking value bet, if you think the gulf in class will be too much for Fielding.
Will The Fight Go The Distance?
The bookies are offering -500 on ‘NO’ and +300 on ‘YES’ in this special market, so it’s clear the oddsmakers feel this fight will not go the distance. What is your view?
Round Betting Odds
Canelo to win in Round 6 for example, is +800 with William Hill and you can get similar great value prices depending on which round you think the fight might end.
The weight of evidence suggests that Canelo will eventually wear down and stop Rocky Fielding, however 16 of his 34 wins have been by decision and if you think he might just coast to a 12 round decision, then odds of +400 with William Hill are really appealing.
Canelo v Fielding Betting Tips
Since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr in 2013, Canelo Alvarez is unbeaten in nine professional fights. The names on his victim list includes the likes of Miguel Cotto, Liam Smith, Amir Khan, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and the great Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.
Canelo has done most of his fighting in Las Vegas of course, but fought and beat Super Series winner Liam Smith at the AT&T stadium, so the Mexican knows how to perform under the lights.
Rocky Fielding hails from Liverpool, England and has 27 wins from 28 professional bouts with most of his fighting taking place in his hometown of Liverpool. So, Madison Square Garden will be a big change for him but also a great opportunity.
The reality is however, Canelo has so much experience and so much class, that it seems unlikely that Fielding will be able to cause an upset here. He beat Tyron Zuege to win the WBA Super-middleweight belt back in July, travelling to Germany and landing the spoils away from home for the first time. That will give him lots of confidence going into this bout, along with the fact that his only career loss comes to Callum Smith.
Canelo may consider remaining at Super Middleweight after the Fielding fight. Oscar has also mentioned in various interviews, he may try line up Canelo vs Callum Smith. https://t.co/7TQr1XSHqM— Boxing Kingdom (@BoxingKingdom14) October 23, 2018
If you fancy Fielding to win, it’s likely to be impossible for him to land a KO shot on Alvarez, who is simply too evasive with too strong a chin. So Fielding needs to box clever, in and out and use his range to try and get a points win. If you do fancy an upset by decision, you can back ‘Fielding by Decision’ in the Method Of Victory market at a huge +3300.
The sensible bet though of course, is for Canelo to be ruthless in there. This is his first fight in New York too and also an opportunity to add another significant world title to his growing collection of belts. At -300 for Canelo to win by KO/TKO, you have a fairly safe looking pick on the betting lines and that is definitely our best prediction here.
Special Bookmaker Offers
The online bookmakers are sure to have lots of interesting betting offers and promotions on Canelo v Fielding closer to Fight Week.
Check back to our site and look out for some boxing betting offers along with possible price boosts and enhanced odds for new customers.
888sport are also known for similar boxing special offers so don’t miss out on their great promotions for the big event on 15th December.
Canelo v Fielding Live Streaming
Canelo vs Fielding will be a Pay-Per-View event, so you are unlikely to find any live streams via the online bookies sites. However, most reputable bookmakers will allow you to bet during the fight with live in-play betting odds constantly updating and some may even provide text or graphical updates on the action.