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Rocky Fielding (14-0, 8KOs) will face Martin Concepcion, 19-10 (12), in a mandatory defence of his English super middleweight title in June 29 in Bolton.
Stockbridge Village man Rocky Fielding successfully defended his English super middleweight title with a six-round stoppage of Sheffield’s Wayne Reed, 10-6 (5), the Central Area titleholder.
James Dickens is to fight Jon Fernandes for the vacant English super bantamweight at the Liverpool ECHO Arena on March 30, on the Matchroom ‘No Retreat, No Surrender’ bill, headlined by Scouser Tony Bellew.
Former British lightweight champion Anthony Crolla is the new English champion, taking the title from 22-year-old Heywood-based puncher Kieran Farrell in a tense, barnstorming ten-round contest at Bowlers Exhibition Centre, Manchester.
October 6 saw Rocky Fielding win the first title of his 12-fight career, as he convincingly stopped Carl Dilks, a fellow Liverpudlian, despite a sluggish start, inside five rounds, to win the vacant English title at super middleweight.
Today saw the weigh-in for Matchroom’s Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters at the Liverpool Olympia on Saturday night. It took place at St George’s Hall, Liverpool and was open to the public.
The four Prizefighter quarter-final duos were weighed in first, that ahead of Rocky Fielding and Carl Dilks getting on the scales to weigh-in for their vacant English super middleweight title tilt.
The latest of late entries to the competition, Jamie Spence, was first to tip the scales to weigh-in for his quarter-final scrap with much-loved and well-supported Liverpool man Derry Mathews. Spence, 28, from Northampton, weighed in at 9st 10lbs 10oz. His opponent Mathews weighed in at 9st 10lbs 13oz.
Former Lonsdale belt holder Anthony “Million Dollar” Crolla will pit his wits against defeated British Masters lightweight man Stephen Jennings. Crolla, who’s trained by Joe Gallagher, weighed in at 9st 10lbs 9oz. His foe for the quarter-final tomorrow night, Jenko, tipped the scales at 9st 9lbs 12oz.
Next to weigh in was “Five Star” Gary Sykes and his opponent for tomorrow’s quarter-final Hull’s unbeaten lightweight Tommy Coyle. 23-year-old Coyle, 13-0, weighed in at 9st 10lbs and 12oz, while Sykes’ weight was announced at 9st 9lbs 14oz.
The final quarter-finalists for Rocky & the Betfair Prizefighters were Liam P Walsh of Halifax and Terry Flannigan of Manchester. Flannigan weighed in at 9st 10lbs 11oz, while Walsh had to shift 11oz in order to make weight, and eventually weighed in at 9st 10lbs.
The final weigh-in was the weigh-in for the main event; Rocky Fielding and Carl Dilks were pitted together on the scales ahead of their vacant English super middleweight title clash. “Rocky from Stocky” Rocky Fielding tipped at 11st 13lbs 9oz. The man in the opposite corner of the ring, Carl Dilks, was weighed at 11st 13lbs 10oz.
There are two reserves for Prizefighter… They are Tony Pace and Mark Evans. Pace weighed in at 9st 10lbs and Mark Evans tipped the scales at 9st 7lbs 15oz.
What a night I had at the Olympia last night. A big thanks to VIP Boxing Promotions for a great night of championship boxing.
Two knockouts, several points wins and an English title win for John Donnelly against fellow Liverpudlian Mike Robinson in his hometown.
Great night overall. I hope for more nights like that soon.
Tonight will see me go to the Liverpool Olympia to report on the English title fight between two Scousers, John Donnelly and Michael Robinson.
I’ll also be reporting on the undercard for Mersey Gloves. Tweets will be getting sent out from my personal Twitter account and also the account of Mersey Gloves. If you want to follow tonight’s action, follow me on Twitter here or follow Mersey Gloves’ Twitter page by clicking here.
There’ll be a full report on the Mersey Gloves website, which can be found here and I’ll also have a little blog post about it tomorrow on this very site.
If you follow our coverage on Twitter tonight, I hope you enjoy what you read.