Prospect Aziz knocked out ex-rival Canelo Alvarez


Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, England. As part of the show, the titles of the champion of Britain and the British Commonwealth in light heavyweight (up to 79.4 kg) were played: Prospect Dan Aziz (18-0, 12 KOs) defeated ex-champion Rocky Fielding (30-3, 18 KOs) by technical knockout.

Fielding in 2018 took the WBA World Super Middleweight belt from Tyrone Tsoigeand in the opening defense was brutally delayed Canelo Alvarez.

The fighters staged a shootout with jabs. Aziz slowly pressed, and for some reason Fielding drove himself to the ropes – there the prospect punched through the hull well, caught near the left eye. The ex-champion snapped with multi-hit, but unaccented combinations.

In the 2nd round, Fielding tried to work more actively with his front hand: he threw more jabs and laterals. But he continued to back to the ropes, and there he picked up blows to the body and very unpleasant uppercuts.

In the 3rd three-minute period, Aziz tried to be cunning – he butted Fielding with his head in an infighting. The referee saw everything, warned the favorite. The ex-champion did not look good: he reflected all jabs with his head, and uppercuts with his beard. It’s lucky that the prospect is not invested in strikes – from those that are taken by tonnage.

In the 6th round, Fielding picked up more blows, was shocked by a left hook – the gong sounded just in time. A few seconds before the end of the 7th three-minute period, he took a knee. Aziz rushed to finish off his opponent in the 8th round. He withstood the first attack wave, but continued to miss blows, and he had no chance to turn the tide of the battle. In the corner of Fielding, they did what they were supposed to do—thrown in the towel in surrender.

Aziz TKO 8.

Firat Arslan Sportcenter, Göppingen, Germany. Local 52-year-old ex-world champion cruiser (up to 90.7 kg) Firat Arslan (52-9-3, 37 KOs) continues to beat the journeymen. As part of the show, the 37-year-old Brazilian journiman, who has not entered the ring since 2019, was defeated
Jackson Dos Santos (22-14, 20 KOs).

The favorite-veteran unpleasantly surprised the guest with blows to the body. He was on the floor three times, capitulated in the 3rd round.

Arslan TKO 3.