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Does Rocky from Stocky stand any chance of winning?.

Boxing experts have nothing but praise for Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez ahead of Fielding fight

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There are some people who have to work extremely hard to learn and develop their skills and techniques in boxing, and then there are the rare few who were clearly born to box, with one man in particular being seen as the greatest of his generation.

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has been fighting in the paid ranks since he was just 15-years-old and it did not take long before he started to make a name for himself.

Eight years after making his ring debut, the Mexican sensation was put in with arguably one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Floyd 'Money' Mayweather, where he was handed his first defeat, but still managed to do enough to show what great potential he had.

Canelo was just 23 at that time and now, five years later, and after two wars with Gennady 'GGG' Golovkin, he is now considered one of the greatest Mexican boxers to ever step into the squared circle and is on the verge of becoming a three-weight world champion.

For Alvarez to step up to super-middleweight could be seen by some as being a big task, but, by taking on arguably the weakest of the world champions in Rocky Fielding, he will enter the ring as the strong favourite.

So just how good is Canelo? Well the experts have been having their say.

Amir Khan said whilst speaking with Sky Sports: "Canelo is a beast. The way he beat Gennady Golovkin, I just think no one can stop him.

"Even if Floyd Mayweather came back and took a rematch with him, I think he would beat Mayweather."

Carl Froch added: "He has everything. He can box, he can fight, his timing is great and his defence is good as well. Canelo is not a good all-rounder, he is an exceptional all-rounder."

Empire State Building Hosts Boxing Champs Canelo Alvarez And Rocky Fielding

Johnny Nelson stated: "I don't see any weaknesses.

"Maybe the size [disadvantage against Rocky Fielding] may make a slight difference as we've never seen Canelo have to box someone so tall and rangy and it may bring a bit of awkwardness. That's about it, though."

Rocky from Stocky is not to be underestimated, though, with the only blemish on his 28-fight pro-record being a 1st round KO against the hugely talented Callum Smith, and that was over three years ago.

With his size, height and reach advantage, and the fact that he can definitely bang, Fielding does stand a slim chance of shocking the world.

Empire State Building Hosts Boxing Champs Canelo Alvarez And Rocky Fielding

However, Canelo is one of the greatest, not only from Mexico, but the whole world.

Who do you think will win and by what method?

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Carl Froch
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