Joe Gallagher Says Rocky Fielding Has a Bully Mentality

By Shaun Brown

With this Saturday’s British super-middleweight title showdown between Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding taking centre stage in the UK a question mark has been placed on Fielding’s mental strength by Smith’s trainer, Joe Gallagher.

Gallagher believes that his unbeaten starlet not only has the edge ability wise over his Liverpool rival but in the mental department too. Gallagher claims that after studying Fielding, a former Prizefighter winner, he has seen something of a bully in the 28-year-old Merseysider and one that becomes mentally weak when people stand up to him.

“I think that mental weakness will come to the fore again,” Gallagher told Sky Sports.

“It’s alright being brave in the gym or at a press conference or on TV, but when that bell goes he isn’t going to be able to bully Callum.

“If you watch his fight and you see him up against somebody of not much substance, there is a bully mentality in him.

“But if you stand up and give it back, he looks for way out. I think that’s what’s going to happen come fight night.”

Shaun Brown is Boxing Scene’s UK Editor. Follow him on Twitter @sbrown2pt0 or contact him at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Clegg on 11-02-2015

I can't remember the fight where Fielding looked for a way out, not sure what he's on about there.

Comment by londoner on 11-02-2015

I favour Smith to win but what the hell is Gallagher talking about. Fielding's mental weakness will surface AGAIN?? When you stand up to Fielding and give it back he looks for a way out?? In which of the so…

Comment by knockoutkid on 11-02-2015

gallaghers worried so he's trying the psychological tricks to get the crowd behind his robotic guy who isnt going to go far, he doesnt have the mentality, its a hurt sport at the end of the day its good to…

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