The stars were out in droves for last night’s Canelo Alvarez vs. Rocky Fielding fight in New York City, as celebrities like Bruce Willis, Lev Schreiber and tennis star John McEnroe occupied ringside seats inside Madison Square Garden.
Another star in the building for this anticipated fight was heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua who, like Canelo, is a key player in DAZN’s aggressive campaign into the boxing industry. Joshua even took to the commentary booth during the evening’s Trevin Farmer vs. Francisco Fonseca bout.
As luck would have it, Canelo and Anthony Joshua actually shared a pretty funny moment shortly after the main event.
As Canelo celebrated his third-round TKO victory over Fielding in the ring, he gestured to the ring-side heavyweight champion in what looked like a show of respect. Joshua then pretended to swoon for the camera as one of Canelo’s adoring fans might do.
See this hilarious exchange between the two boxing superstars below.
😂 Anthony Joshua swooning over Canelo Alvarez after being saluted by the middleweight champion at ringside last night. pic.twitter.com/zD2OwZuwZu
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) December 16, 2018
With this victory over Rocky Fielding in the books, Canelo Alvarez now looks ahead to his next challenge, which will occur on May 4. The opponent for this fight is not yet known.
“We’re putting a hold on that date,” Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez told ESPN. “That’s it. They’re assuming. We put a hold on that date for Canelo, May 4.”
Anthony Joshua, meanwhile, is targeting an April 13 return to the ring. It’s his hope to fight WBC heavyweight champ Anthony Joshua inside Wembley Stadium on that date.
“As I said, I’m willing to fight Deontay Wilder, April 13 in London,” Anthony Joshua said recently on ESPN’s First Take this week. “I don’t know what else I have to do to get that message across. He’s more interested in fighting Tyson Fury [again]. Tyson Fury holds no world titles.
“I can’t control what Deontay Wilder does,” he continued. “I can’t control what Tyson Fury does, or even as far as what they say. What I can control is what I say and what I’m doing. I made sure with the negotiations, I booked the date in advance, set the venue in advance. And I’m making my point clear in front of everyone. I’m willing to fight any one of these guys, especially the champion Deontay Wilder, April 13 at Wembley. What more can I say?”
Did this moment between Canelo and Anthony Joshua get a laugh from you?
This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 12/16/2018.