Watch as Canelo Alvarez destroys Rocky Fielding with brutal third round stoppage after putting Brit down four times
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CANELO ALVAREZ cemented his place as one of the pound-for-pound best with a brutal demolition of Britain’s Rocky Fielding.
The Mexican superstar put the brave Scouser down four times before the referee called off the contest late in the third round.
Canelo Alvarez put Rocky Fielding down four times in their fight at The Garden in New YorkGetty
The referee had seen enough by the fourth knockdown deep in the third roundGetty
The Liverpool-born fighter tried his best and showed flashes, but Canelo was just too good on the night and dissected his opponent.
He became a four-time world champion in the process at Madison Square Garden, New York, by picking up the WBA World Super Middleweight title.
Canelo came storming out of the traps and put Fielding down with a huge body shot to the ribs early on, which saw him take a knee.
He sucked it up as the Mexican continued his barrage, but the Brit managed to see out the round and regroup in the corner.
WATCH! Saul @Canelo Alvarez showed his class against @Rocky87Fielding winning by third round stoppage at Madison Square Garden #CaneloRockyFight Report: https://t.co/hHvneAyrhx pic.twitter.com/tYCQuQ3g7k
— Sky Sports Boxing (@SkySportsBoxing) December 16, 2018
The body shots from Canelo were key to the fight and Fielding could just not deal with themGetty
Canelo kept attacking the body and switched upstairs when he saw the chance against FieldingGetty
Canelo cemented his place as one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet with the winGetty
The Liverpool-born bruiser was putting on a fearless showing, but his 28-year-old rival was just too good, and too classy.
He fired in another thunderous body shot late in the second, which sent Fielding down to his knees again, but he again saw out the round.
And in the third it was all over, firstly a brutal shot to the head by Canelo put him down but he came back again with some excellent shots of his own.
The referee helps Fielding back to his corner and a valiant but unsuccessful attempt in New YorkGetty
Fielding looked devastated at the end, but he came up against of the best fighters of all timeGetty
Canelo celebrates picking up another world title as he continues his dominance at the top of boxingGetty
Then, with just seconds to go, Fielding was down for a fourth time through those hooping body punches and the referee had seen enough.
Canelo said: “He came to attack and that was good for me. The plan in the gym was to hit the body and it worked.
“I felt good and strong, I didn’t have to dehydrate myself to make weight. I’ll talk to my team and enjoy the holidays.”
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The bout was the first of Canelo’s 11-fight, £300m deal with new streaming service DAZN.
Earlier in the night, Tevin Farmer beat Francisco Fonseca and Sadam Ali defeated Mauricio Herrera both by unanimous decision.
And Katie Taylor defended her WBA and IBF world titles with a ten-round destruction job of Eva Wahlstrom.