Boxing’s biggest superstar Canelo Alvarez returned to the ring twelve weeks after dethroning middleweight monster Gennady Golovkin to beat WBA Super-Middleweight champion Rocky Fielding at the Madison Square Garden in New York.
Canelo dropped Rocky in every round till the third where he dropped Fielding Twice and ended the fight at 2:28 of the third round with a brutal body shot after which the referee called off the fight.
This fight which was staged at the greatest arena in the world was filled with pro-Canelo supporters with a sellout crowd of 20,112. The bout served as the first in Alvarez’s 11-fight, $365 million deal with streaming app DAZN which pulled North America’s pay-per-view king off of the platform.
But now Canelo Alvarez wants to increase his brand worth outside of United States and according to his promoter Oscar De La Hoya, the Mexican star now wants to fight Callum Smith in Wembley Stadium, United Kingdom.
A fight against Callum Smith who is ‘Super’ WBA Middleweight champion recently won the title by beating George Groves in Saudi Arabia via brutal knockout. A fight against Canelo Alvarez could mean a whole another level of stardom for the Liverpudlian.
Oscar De La Hoya said: “Canelo is the biggest name in boxing and we are looking abroad to build him into a global superstar.”
And Golden Boy president Eric Gomez added: “We are now very open to going to the UK, probably to fight Callum.
“Wembley would be huge for us.”