Rocky Fielding Stops David Brophy, Adds Commonwealth Belt

By Elliot Foster

Rocky Fielding (25-1, 14 KOs) claimed the Commonwealth super-middleweight title for a second time.

The British champion also put his Lonsdale belt on the line against David Brophy (19-2-1, 3 KOs) at the ECHO Arena in his home city.

Fielding has already won the rainbow belt in the pro ranks when he blitzed Luke Blackledge four years ago at Manchester Arena.

And it was a similar performance against Brophy at the ECHO Arena, exclusively live on Sky Sports, as he was finished inside three minutes.

The end came after two minutes and 18 seconds and trainer Jamie Moore, standing in for Oliver Harrison for the time being, was ecstatic at the way his charge carried out the game plan.

Fielding’s promoter Eddie Hearn mentioned the possibility post-fight of ‘Rocky From Stocky’ featuring on the undercard of Tony Bellew’s rematch against David Haye, exclusively live on Sky Sports Box Office, on December 17.


Anthony Fowler is keen to get better and better after scoring a stoppage in his home city.

The Liverpudlian, who is at super-welterweight in the paid code, took four rounds of a scheduled six at the ECHO Arena to get rid of durable journeyman Jay Byrne.

Byrne had been scheduled to box on October 21 in Belfast on a Sky Sports-aired card, but Fowler put paid to that with a glittering display and finish.

The Irishman looked intent on lasting the distance, whether a win would come his way or not, but the power of 26-year-old Commonwealth Games gold medallist Fowler was ultimately too much and the referee Mark Lyson called a halt to proceedings after a second knockdown, with an official time of one minute and 56 seconds of the fourth recorded by the timekeeper.

A date for Fowler’s next outing is expected to be announced soon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BigZ44 on 10-01-2017

Solid win after Brophy had pulled off that big upset over Zac Dunn down under. Not sure what the next step for Fielding would be. A Ryder rematch could be in the cards, but there's not a lot more domestic…

Comment by Tatabanya on 10-01-2017

Glad for Fielding, a good guy. He needed it badly after the significant loss against Callum Smith.

Comment by Chrismart on 09-30-2017

D[I]a[/I]mn, i just tuned into SKY now. Didn't know Feilding was on so early :lol1:

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (3)
Top Headlines Miller: I Knew Joshua's a Punk; Wanted to Push His Buttons Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse: Afterthoughts Carl Frampton Getting Annoyed By Trash Talk of Luke Jackson Kamil Delighted After Winning The Right To Remain in Scotland Jermaine Franklin Decisions Craig Lewis at Motor City Casino Bellew: I Prefer Usyk-Gassiev Winner - But Fury Easier, Pays More Joshua: Wilder is Definitely Going To Happen - Confident I'll Win! Zeuge's Coach, Braehmer, Went Bonkers After Upset Loss Shakhram Giyasov Picks Up Stoppage Win in First Round Usyk, Gassiev Could Be One Step Away Before Heavyweight Leap Nacho: Canelo Needs The "Perfect Fight" To Beat Golovkin Subriel Matias vs. Breidis Prescott Set For August 18 Photos: Andrade, Vargas, Hooker, Roman Join Hearn, DAZN Photos: Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller - Confrontation in NYC Jarrell Miller-Artur Szpilka in Play For October 6 in Chicago Photos: Anthony Joshua, Alexander Povetkin - Go Face To Face Cindy Serrano Confident That She Will Shock Katie Taylor Chocolatito Solves Visa Issue, Hopes For September Return Joshua Warns Miller: Anyone is Welcome To Come Get The Smoke! Hearn: Greatest Thing To Happen To U.S. Boxing in a Long Time! Anthony Joshua, Jarrell Miller Erupt in Heated Confrontation Ryan Burnett, Mikhail Aloyan Confirmed For WBSS Season 2 DAZN Fighter Signings, Event Dates, Service Price Revealed Parker's Trainer: We Want 'Fair Referee' For Dillian Whyte Fight Usyk: On Saturday, People Will See Everything From Me Whyte-Parker: Joe Joyce Rules Himself Out, Reveals Trainer Split Pacquiao Coach Would Love Amir Khan Showdown at Wembley Hurd's Coach: Charlo Panics in Tough Spots - We'll Exploit That! Pacquiao: I Don't Know Yet About Fighting Keith Thurman Frank Warren: Fury Has The Tools To Beat Them All Comfortably Trainer: Pacquiao Proved Doubters Wrong, There are Many Haters Charlie Flynn Believes it is Time To Talk Usyk vs. Gassiev - Full World Boxing Super Series Card Price: Joshua Did Not Knock Takam Out Cold - Povetkin Did Hearn: The Offer To Deontay Wilder Will NOT Be Improving! Ken Shiro Looks Forward To a Long Reign as Champion Dooley Noted: The Diminishing of Yorkies, Undercards, PPVs Bivol Prepares For Chilemba, Admits He Has One Eye on Kovalev Pacquiao: I'm Addicted To Boxing - I Want To Defend My Belt! Berchelt vs. Roman in Talks For October Date on HBO

Latest Active Forum Threads