Matthews: Here are the key battles to be fought in the boxing world in 2019 … in and out of the ring

Even de la Hoya admitted this week that on Saturday night, Canelo’s main challenge will come from the tape measure and the scale. Despite his 27-1 record, Fielding is hardly a household name even in his native England, where fighters such as Joshua, Tyson Fury and Billy Joe Saunders routinely attract crowds upwards of 80,000 to fights held in outdoor soccer stadiums. His only real threat to Canelo appears to be his size advantage – at 6-1 and with a 75-inch reach, he enjoys five-inch advantages in both areas, and has fought as heavy as 179 pounds, nearly 20 pounds more than Alvarez has ever weighed in for a fight.

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