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Rocky Fielding Vacates British Title at Super Middleweight

By Elliot Foster

Rocky Fielding has relinquished the British super-middleweight title.

The 30-year-old, who is currently training with Jamie Moore after his coach Oliver Harrison became ill, will be back in the ring on March 3 in Sheffield.

But he will fight in an eight-round contest on the undercard of Kell Brook’s return against Sergey Rabchenko, at the FlyDSA Arena, without his Lonsdale belt being carried to the ring.

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Fielding (25-1, 14 KOs) is a former WBA Inter-Continental and English title at the weight, too, but he has kept hold of the Commonwealth title he won in his last fight, which was a one-round demolition of David Brophy at the ECHO Arena last September, exclusively live on Sky Sports.

Promoter Eddie Hearn, who pitted Fielding against Callum Smith for the British and WBC Silver back in November 2015, recently told Boxing Scene that the plan for Fielding would be revealed soon –– once he has had a warm-up fight.

“It’s a tough one when it comes to Rocky, really,” Hearn said. “I wanted him to fight on the Amir Khan card [against Phil Lo Greco on April 21 at the ECHO Arena], but his trainer [Moore] is in Belfast with Carl Frampton.

“I also wanted Rocky to fight Jamie Cox on the [Anthony] Joshua card [against Joseph Parker at the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on March 31] and I think that is a great fight.

“They were supposed to fight before, then Cox pulled out to go into the World Boxing Super Series, so there’s a little bit of animosity there on Rocky’s side.”

Hearn also revealed that discussions had taken place for Fielding to face John Ryder, who he beat in a clash for the vacant British belt last April, in a rematch.

“But Rocky is in a good place now with all of the world governing bodies, so we’ll box him on the Brook-Rabchenko card and then probably get him out on the [Tony] Bellew vs. [David] Haye card at the O2 Arena on May 5 in a real big fight.”

The British Boxing Board of Control, which confirmed the news of Fielding’s relinquishment of the title, says that its stewards will consider the status of the title at their next meeting.

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