REFRESHED, rejuvenated, and healed, Rocky Fielding is ready and eager to put 2014 behind him and attack the super-middleweight division in the New Year following a tormenting time suffering with hand injuries.
Having won and defended the Commonwealth title at the back end of 2013 with stunning knockout wins over Mohammed Akrong and Luke Blackledge respectively, 2014 was supposed to be a year in which the lanky Liverpudlian rose to prominence as a genuine contender on the domestic and world stage.
However, things didn’t go quite so swimmingly at the start of the year. Things went quite terribly actually. A farcical failure to make the 168-pound weight limit for a title defence against veteran Ghanaian, Charles Adamu, where Fielding tipped the scales an astonishing seven pounds too heavy, saw the former Prizefighter and English champion lambasted by writers, fighters and fans.