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Canelo cannot afford slip in Garden bout against Fielding

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NEW YORK (AP) In an odd way, there is more pressure on Canelo Alvarez when he fights Saturday night against unheralded Rocky Fielding than there was in his two matchups with Gennady Golovkin.

A loss to the WBA super middleweight champion not only could taint his decision over Golovkin this year, it could significantly muddle the future for the Mexican star.

Alvarez moves up from 160 pounds to 168 in search of a third division title, which would place him in special company among his countrymen - only eight others have held three division crowns. That's the quest at Madison Square Garden against Fielding, a heavy underdog despite owning the belt.

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