Canelo to fight super middleweight prospect Vijender Singh after Rocky Fielding?

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, December 7th, 2018 | 0

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (50-1-2) could trade punches with unbeaten super middleweight prospect Vijender Singh (10-0-0) at the Madison Square Garden next year, if the latest chitchats are to be believed.

Canelo, who edged past Gennady Golovkin to win the middleweight world titles last year, is set to move up to 76.2 kilograms weight category. He will be challenging Fielding (27-1-0) for the WBA super middleweight belt.

On the other hand, Vijender, a former Olympic and World Championship medallist, hasn’t played since February. Having signed up with Bom Arum’s Top Rank recently, however, the Indian six-footer can’t wait to make his debut at the Madison Square Garden.

“We discussed the idea of fighting Canelo, Bob told me, we might get that next year,” Vijender, who holds the WBO and Oriental belts, told PTI.

“Yes, next year because Bob said fighting in the US is like a back-to-back business. After August he told me, we would go for the big things.

“My main aim is Canelo, I am looking for a fight with him and I am now looking for a world title fight.

“US is a different world. It is the best boxing country, the mecca of boxing. I have explained to Bob how India works. He said our first base is US and then we might come to India depending on people’s interest.

“There could be fights in Delhi and Mumbai. I prefer Delhi because I get a lot of support here.”

Fielding defends his belt against Canelo come December 15.



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