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.
Canelo didn’t take any damage in the fight even though he walked through Fielding’s power punches, however, it was Canelo who was the better puncher as he dug hard shots to the body. He connected to the body on 35 of his 73 total shots landed, according to CompuBox.
Fielding had tremendous height and reach advantage over Canelo, but it didn’t mean much as the Mexican chopped down the Brits body round after round until the referee waived it off in the third.
Twitter was ecstatic seeing Canelo get a stoppage victory after nearly two and a half years, with his last victim being Liam Smith of UK back in September of 2016.
Here are the best reactions:
— Shuj (@DrakesWriter1) December 16, 2018
Canelo fought at 168 before ggg pic.twitter.com/x5rd35rwtU
— Miguel (@UnkhanciousAmir) December 16, 2018
‘Lost a bit of respect for Rocky Fielding tonight. Went down too easy and should have been boxing Canelo on the outside. That would have been my strategy.’ pic.twitter.com/Rcs4VEXgK6
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) December 16, 2018
No surprises as Canelo stops Rocky Fielding in the 3rd.
Who do you want to see Canelo fight next? pic.twitter.com/V2NRwV13I6
— Boxing Exposure (@Boxing_exposure) December 16, 2018
Canelo looked a beast
— Luke Campbell MBE (@luke11campbell) December 16, 2018
Canelo got 33 million to pound Rocky Fielding on the ribs and get a WBA regular title, what a king
— *Toasts with glass full of JM Marquez pee* (@BoxrecGrey) December 16, 2018
so GBP and DAZN are already planting their Canelo flag on the Mexican holiday PPV weekend in 2019….. #boxing
— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) December 16, 2018
Well, I guess they won't have Jacobs challenge Canelo. They shook hands after Canelo's interview and Jacobs congratulated him.
— Andreas Hale (@AndreasHale) December 16, 2018
The third and fourth knockdowns scored by @Canelo Alvarez in his third round TKO of Rocky Fielding. One was an overhand right, the next a left hook to the body like the first two #CaneloRocky #CaneloFielding pic.twitter.com/Zld0tToYBZ
— Ryan Songalia (@ryansongalia) December 16, 2018
👌 Canelo Alvarez dealt with Rocky Fielding in the exact way Canelo Alvarez should be dealing with Rocky Fielding. Seriously brave effort from the Brit, but ultimately outclassed as expected.
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 16, 2018
Never seen someone look so happy to lose their world title 🤷🏽♂️
— Chris Eubank Jr (@ChrisEubankJr) December 16, 2018
So we saw Canelo and GGG clobber each other for 24 rounds with their hardest punches and no one hit the mat. And then we see this. Shows how much better thise 2 are from everyone else. #boxing
— Peter Da Sports GAWD (@Pacman453323) December 16, 2018
Fielding is definitely tough and he at least entertained me in getting his ass kicked.
Now… Canelo vs. Jacobs please.
— Mookie Alexander (@mookiealexander) December 16, 2018
that was brutal canelo had a nice lil nick coming in..mofo aint care cause he knew
— Da Gawd In The North (@Vicmatic1119) December 16, 2018
Canelo took no damage in this fight. Looks like he went into a average sparring session in there tonight
— marcos villegas (@heyitsmarcosv) December 16, 2018
Over in the 3rd. Brave effort from Rocky, but as expected just came down to levels tonight.
— Umar iFL TV (@Umar_iFL) December 16, 2018
And that’s it. Canelo steamrolls Rocky and finishes it in the third. I thought he’d win handily, but I didn’t know if it’d be that fast. Rocky had nothing for him. Didn’t fight tall or use his height/reach/size at all. #CaneloRocky
— Michael Henken (@MichaelHenken) December 16, 2018
I'd pay $10 a month for squash matches for #Canelo on DAZN
— Jed I. Goodman (@jedigoodman) December 16, 2018
— Douglass Fischer (@dougiefischer) December 16, 2018
Its over.. Canelo knocks out Rocky Fielding in three rounds.
— FightNights.com (@boxing) December 16, 2018
— DAZN USA (@DAZN_USA) December 16, 2018
that was even easier than expected for Canelo. Fielding was road kill vs the 18 wheel Canelo #boxing
— Steve Kim (@StevESPNKim) December 16, 2018
Aaron Rodgers got merked!!!
— EGO (@BoxingEGO) December 16, 2018
RT for Canelo Like for Fielding pic.twitter.com/2439sKqJA1
— Brian Blake (@BrianOBlake) December 16, 2018
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) December 16, 2018