|Michael "Rocky" Fielding|
|Nickname(s)||Rocky from Stocky|
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Reach||75 in (191 cm)|
|Born||5 August 1987|
Liverpool, Merseyside, England
|Wins by KO||15|
Michael "Rocky" Fielding (born 5 August 1987) is a British professional boxer. 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.
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.
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. 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.
On 6 October 2012, Fielding defeated Carl Dilks earning the vacant English Super Middleweight title. 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. 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. 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. The event was scrapped after Haye suffered an injury.
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
|Professional record summary|
|29 fights||27 wins||2 losses|
|29||Loss||27-2||Canelo Álvarez||TKO||3 (12), 2:38||Dec 15 2018||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York U.S.||Lost WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title|
|28||Win||27-1||Tyron Zeuge||TKO||5 (12), 2:30||Jul 14 2018||Baden-Arena, Offenburg, Germany||Won WBA (Regular) super-middleweight title|
|27||Win||26-1||Karel Horejsek||PTS||8||Mar 3 2018||FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield, England|
|26||Win||25-1||David Brophy||TKO||1 (12), 2:18||Sep 30 2017||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||Retained British super-middleweight title;|
Won Commonwealth super-middleweight title
|25||Win||24-1||John Ryder||SD||12||Apr 22 2017||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||Won vacant British super-middleweight title|
|24||Win||23-1||Istvan Zeller||TKO||2 (8), 0:44||Oct 15 2016||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England|
|23||Win||22-1||Christopher Rebrassé||SD||12||Apr 2 2016||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||Won WBC International super-middleweight title|
|22||Loss||21-1||Callum Smith||TKO||1 (12), 2:45||Nov 7 2015||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||For WBC Silver and vacant British super-middleweight titles|
|21||Win||21-0||Brian Vera||TKO||2 (12), 1:39||Jun 26 2015||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||For WBC International super-middleweight title|
|20||Win||20-0||Olegs Fedotovs||PTS||8||Mar 7 2015||Hull Arena, Hull, England|
|19||Win||19-0||Noe Gonzalez Alcoba||TKO||5 (12), 1:07||Jul 12 2014||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England||Won vacant WBA Inter-Continental super-middleweight title|
|18||Win||18-0||Charles Adamu||UD||12||Mar 15 2014||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||Luke Blackledge||KO||1 (12), 2:32||Nov 23 2013||Manchester Arena, Manchester, England||Retained Commonwealth super-middleweight title|
|16||Win||16-0||Mohammed Akrong||TKO||1 (12), 1:05||Sep 21 2013||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||Won vacant Commonwealth super-middleweight title|
|15||Win||15-0||Darren McKenna||PTS||4||Jul 13 2013||Craven Park, Hull, England|
|14||Win||14-0||Michal Nieroda||KO||1 (8), 0:59||May 11 2013||Commonwealth Arena, Glasgow, Scotland|
|13||Win||13-0||Wayne Reed||TKO||6 (10), 1:19||Mar 30 2013||Echo Arenal, Liverpool, England||Retained English super-middleweight title|
|12||Win||12-0||Carl Dilks||TKO||5 (10), 1:20||Oct 6 2012||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||Won vacant English super-middleweight title|
|11||Win||11-0||Ferenc Hafner||TKO||1 (6), 2:16||Jul 7 2012||Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, England|
|10||Win||10-0||Ciaran Healy||RTD||3 (6), 3:00||May 18 2012||Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester, England|
|9||Win||9-0||Tommy Tolan||PTS||6||Oct 15 2011||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England|
|8||Win||8-0||Paul Morby||PTS||6||Sep 17 2011||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England|
|7||Win||7-0||Jamie Ambler||PTS||6||Jul 16 2011||Echo Arena, Liverpool, England|
|6||Win||6-0||Tobias Webb||RTD||2 (3), 3:00||Mar 23 2011||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight II final|
|5||Win||5-0||Joe Ainscough||TKO||1 (3), 2:24||Mar 23 2011||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight II semi-final|
|4||Win||4-0||Patrick Maxwell||TKO||2 (3), 2:29||Mar 23 2011||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England||Prizefighter 17: super-middleweight II quarter-final|
|3||Win||3-0||Phil Goodwin||PTS||4||Feb 20 2011||Lava & Ignite, Preston, England|
|2||Win||2-0||Lee Duncan||PTS||6||Nov 27 2010||Liverpool Olympia, Liverpool, England|
|1||Win||1-0||James Tucker||PTS||6||Sep 25 2010||Fit City, Salford, England||Professional debut|
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|WBA super-middleweight champion
14 July – 15 December 2018