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Trainer: Rocky Fielding ‘cannot misfire’ against Canelo Alvarez

Jamie Moore knows Rocky Fielding has to execute on Saturday.

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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

With Rocky Fielding just days away from the biggest opportunity of his career against Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden, trainer Jamie Moore knows just how tight the margin for error is, saying that Fielding (27-1, 15 KO) absolutely has to take advantage of any opportunities he’s given.

From Sky:

“We have got questions that we want Canelo to answer. We won’t show him too much respect because he’ll sense that, and feed off it. Rocky has to gain Canelo’s respect. ... Elite-level fighters leave little room for error. The big thing that I’ve said to Rocky: ‘when you get small opportunities, you have to take them, you cannot misfire, you have to pull the trigger.’”

Moore, of course, is 100% right here. It’s going to take — well, maybe not a miracle, but not something too far off for Fielding to beat Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KO), who is the massive favorite in the fight.

Executing against someone as good as Canelo is easier said than done, and both Moore and Fielding know that. If he doesn’t fight essentially the perfect fight, Fielding’s chances are slim to none. But if he does, maybe he can shock the world. Maybe.

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