Rocky Fielding

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Michael "Rocky" Fielding
Statistics
Nickname(s)Rocky from Stocky
Weight(s)Super middleweight
Light heavyweight
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Reach75 in (191 cm)[1]
NationalityBritish
Born (1987-08-05) 5 August 1987 (age 31)
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights29
Wins27
Wins by KO15
Losses2

Michael "Rocky" Fielding (born 5 August 1987) is a British professional boxer.[2] He is the former WBA (Regular) super middleweight champion and former WBA Inter-Continental super middleweight champion, as well as former British, Commonwealth and English super middleweight champion.

Biography[edit]

Born in Liverpool, Merseyside, Rocky was originally named Michael, but owing to his 10 lbs birth weight his father nicknamed him 'The Rock'.[3]

Amateur career[edit]

Rocky started out boxing in Stockbridge ABC, as an amateur and reached the 2007 & 2008 ABA Light Heavyweight finals whilst boxing out of Rotunda ABC. He was unbeaten until he met Chris 'Big Mamma' Cook who knocked him out in 1 round.[4]

Professional career[edit]

He turned professional in 2010 and after winning his first three professional bouts as a Light Heavyweight, Fielding was offered the chance to drop down a weight to take part in The Super Middleweight Prizefighter Series after Kenny Anderson pulled out at short notice.[5] Fielding went on to win the tournament causing a stoppage in each of his three fights and becoming the first boxer in a Prizefighter series to do so.[6]

On 6 October 2012, Fielding defeated Carl Dilks earning the vacant English Super Middleweight title.[7] Rocky defended his English Super Middleweight title against Wayne Reed on the Bellew v Chelimba undercard, he dropped Reed three times in this fight and won via technical knockout in the 6th round.[8] Next up was Polish fighter Michal Nieroda. Rocky completely dominated the fight. It ended in 59 seconds as Rocky landed several body shots sending down Nieroda for the 10 count.

On 21 September 2013, at The Liverpool Olympia, Rocky defeated Mohammed Akrong with a first round Stoppage to win the vacant Commonwealth Super Middleweight Title. On 23 October 2013, Fielding defended his Commonwealth title against Luke Blackledge. Rocky knocked out Luke Blackledge with a left hook 2:32 into the 1st round, retaining his Commonwealth title[9]. On 7 November 2015 Fielding took on the highly rated Callum Smith at the Echo Arena in an all Liverpool affair but was defeated in the first round by a TKO. Fielding rebuilt his career with some good wins, and on April 22 2017 beat John Ryder by split decision for the British title. Five months later Fielding defended the British title and regained the Commonwealth title, which had been lost on the scales a few years earlier, with a devastating first round knockout of the skilled Scotsman David Brophy.

On 1 November 2017, it was announced that Fielding would fight Erik Skoglund for the WBC Silver Super Middleweight belt on the undercard of the rematch between David Haye and Tony Bellew.[10] The event was scrapped after Haye suffered an injury.[11]

Promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing, Fielding's promoter, announced he would challenge Tyron Zeuge for the WBA Super Middleweight World Title on June 14, 2018 in Offenburg, Germany. Despite entering the fight as an underdog, Fielding knocked Zeuge out in five rounds to win the WBA crown.

Following that, Fielding was offered a dream fight with Mexican superstar Saul Canelo Alvarez at Madison Square Garden on December 15, 2018. Fielding's promoter Eddie Hearn negotiated a deal with Canelo's promoter, Golden Boy Promotions, for the fight - as part of a historic $365million deal between Canelo & DAZN. The fight will be the first defense of the WBA belt for Fielding, with multi-time world champion Canelo stepping up a weight class from middleweight to challenge Rocky for his title.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
29 fights 27 wins 2 losses
By knockout 15 2
By decision 12 0
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
29 Loss 27-2 Mexico Canelo Álvarez TKO 3 (12), 2:38 Dec 15 2018 United States Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York U.S. Lost WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title
28 Win 27-1 Germany Tyron Zeuge TKO 5 (12), 2:30 Jul 14 2018 Germany Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Germany Won WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title
27 Win 26-1 Czech Republic Karel Horejsek PTS 8 Mar 3 2018 United Kingdom FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England
26 Win 25-1 United Kingdom David Brophy TKO 1 (12), 2:18 Sep 30 2017 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Retained British super-middleweight title;
Won Commonwealth super-middleweight title
25 Win 24-1 United Kingdom John Ryder SD 12 Apr 22 2017 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Won vacant British super-middleweight title
24 Win 23-1 Hungary Istvan Zeller TKO 2 (8), 0:44 Oct 15 2016 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
23 Win 22-1 France Christopher Rebrassé SD 12 Apr 2 2016 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Won WBC International super-middleweight title
22 Loss 21-1 United Kingdom Callum Smith TKO 1 (12), 2:45 Nov 7 2015 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England For WBC Silver and vacant British super-middleweight titles
21 Win 21-0 United States Brian Vera TKO 2 (12), 1:39 Jun 26 2015 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England For WBC International super-middleweight title
20 Win 20-0 Latvia Olegs Fedotovs PTS 8 Mar 7 2015 United Kingdom Hull Arena, Hull, England
19 Win 19-0 Uruguay Noe Gonzalez Alcoba TKO 5 (12), 1:07 Jul 12 2014 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-middleweight title
18 Win 18-0 Ghana Charles Adamu UD 12 Mar 15 2014 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England For vacant Commonwealth super-middleweight title
Fielding failed to make weight, title on the line for Adamu only
17 Win 17-0 United Kingdom Luke Blackledge KO 1 (12), 2:32 Nov 23 2013 United Kingdom Manchester Arena, Manchester, England Retained Commonwealth super-middleweight title
16 Win 16-0 Ghana Mohammed Akrong TKO 1 (12), 1:05 Sep 21 2013 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Won vacant Commonwealth super-middleweight title
15 Win 15-0 United Kingdom Darren McKenna PTS 4 Jul 13 2013 United Kingdom Craven Park, Hull, England
14 Win 14-0 Poland Michal Nieroda KO 1 (8), 0:59 May 11 2013 United Kingdom Commonwealth Arena, Glasgow, Scotland
13 Win 13-0 United Kingdom Wayne Reed TKO 6 (10), 1:19 Mar 30 2013 United Kingdom Echo Arenal, Liverpool, England Retained English super-middleweight title
12 Win 12-0 United Kingdom Carl Dilks TKO 5 (10), 1:20 Oct 6 2012 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Won vacant English super-middleweight title
11 Win 11-0 Hungary Ferenc Hafner TKO 1 (6), 2:16 Jul 7 2012 United Kingdom Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England
10 Win 10-0 Republic of Ireland Ciaran Healy RTD 3 (6), 3:00 May 18 2012 United Kingdom Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, England
9 Win 9-0 Republic of Ireland Tommy Tolan PTS 6 Oct 15 2011 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
8 Win 8-0 United Kingdom Paul Morby PTS 6 Sep 17 2011 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England
7 Win 7-0 United Kingdom Jamie Ambler PTS 6 Jul 16 2011 United Kingdom Echo Arena, Liverpool, England
6 Win 6-0 United Kingdom Tobias Webb RTD 2 (3), 3:00 Mar 23 2011 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight II final
5 Win 5-0 United Kingdom Joe Ainscough TKO 1 (3), 2:24 Mar 23 2011 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight II semi-final
4 Win 4-0 United States Patrick Maxwell TKO 2 (3), 2:29 Mar 23 2011 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight II quarter-final
3 Win 3-0 United Kingdom Phil Goodwin PTS 4 Feb 20 2011 United Kingdom Lava & Ignite, Preston, England
2 Win 2-0 United Kingdom Lee Duncan PTS 6 Nov 27 2010 United Kingdom Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England
1 Win 1-0 United Kingdom James Tucker PTS 6 Sep 25 2010 United Kingdom Fit City, Salford, England Professional debut

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Tweet". DAZN USA via Twitter. 15 December 2018. 17 secs in.
  2. ^ "Box Nation". Boxnation.com. Retrieved 2018-12-13.
  3. ^ "Box Nation". Boxnation.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  4. ^ "ABAs". Archived from the original on 6 July 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.
  5. ^ "Prizefighter". Prizefighter.co.uk. Archived from the original on 28 September 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  6. ^ "Bettor". Boxing.bettor.com. Archived from the original on 2 December 2013. Retrieved 14 October 2012.
  7. ^ "Badlefthook". Badlefthook.com. Retrieved 2012-10-14.
  8. ^ "SkySports.com". Retrieved 2013-03-31.
  9. ^ "SkySports.com". Retrieved 2013-11-24.
  10. ^ http://www.matchroomboxing.com/news/fielding-and-skoglund-clash-on-bellew-haye-bill/
  11. ^ http://www.boxingscene.com/kell-brook-return-on-march-3-sheffield--123135

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Accomplishments
Preceded by
Tyron Zeuge
WBA super-middleweight champion
Regular title

14 July – 15 December 2018
Succeeded by
Canelo Álvarez