Coverage starts at 9.45pm on Sky Sports Arena on Saturday
Last Updated: 13/07/18 4:42pm
Everything you need to know about Rocky Fielding’s attempt to take Tyron Zeuge’s WBA ‘regular’ super-middleweight title, live on Sky Sports Arena on Saturday from 9:45pm.
Liverpool’s Fielding has the opportunity to become Britain’s latest world champion, but must travel to title-holder Zeuge’s home country of Germany to launch his challenge.
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Fielding, trained by Jamie Moore, has lost just once in 27 fights (to fellow Liverpudlian Callum Smith) but has since beaten Christopher Rebrasse, John Ryder and David Brophy.
But Zeuge, making the fourth defence of his WBA ‘regular’ super-middleweight title, is unbeaten and has home advantage in Offenburg.
Zeuge last year beat Paul Smith, also of Liverpool, and has boxed his entire career in Germany.
What the fighters say
There’s people close to me texting me ‘it’s is coming home, the belt’s coming home’. That’s all I’ve got in my head.
I’ve watched a few of his fights and he looks like a good boxer with decent punching power so it should be a good fight.
What the trainers say
Technique, punch and footwork – these are strengths Tyron possesses. He just has a lot of talent.
If he does what he’s supposed to do on the night, which I’m sure he will, then I’ve got no doubt in my mind we’ll come away with that belt.
What the experts say
It’s not going to be easy and I do think Fielding needs to stop him
[Rocky] has to stay mentally strong. He has to stay switched on. He has to handle fight week and he can’t let it consume him. He’s got to use it to his advantage and not let it eat away at him and not let it consume him. He has to control that.
What the rival says
[Rocky] had a bit of a break and looked a bit refreshed against Brophy, as if he’s found his form again.
The time draws near…
Watch Rocky Fielding challenge Tyron Zeuge for the WBA ‘World’ super-middleweight title in Offenburg, Germany, live on Sky Sports Arena, from Saturday, 9.45pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 10pm.