Alvarez-Fielding Have No Rematch Cause
Canelo Alvarez did not include a rematch clause while negotiating his December 15th super middleweight fight against Rocky Fielding.
When asked if he was insulted by the move from Alvarez’ team, Eddie Hearn claimed that it wasn’t a surprise.
“I just think that two things – one, they expect to win,” Hearn, Fielding’s promoter, told BoxingScene.com following a press conference Wednesday in The Theater at Madison Square Garden. “Two is if they lose, they’ll probably move back to middleweight and defend the belts there. And three, Rocky Fielding is a world champion. So, it’s not something, really, that you naturally ask for.”
Alvarez, who is challenging Fielding for his super middleweight title at Madison Square Garden, is a 14-1 favorite over the taller Fielding in the first of an 11 fight deal on DAZN, who partnered with Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing USA earlier this year.
Hearn joked that if Fielding pulled off the upset, that his fighter should get the remaining balance of Alvarez’ contract,
Hearn joked that DAZN should pay Fielding the remainder of Alvarez’s contract if the Liverpool native beats his heavily favored opponent. The British promoter suspects money was another factor in Alvarez’s team at Golden Boy Promotions not inserting a rematch clause into their contracts.
“I think they expect to win,” Hearn said. “And also, we’d ask for so much money [for a rematch], you know?”
Initial Report: Boxing Scene