Rocky Fielding likely to defend Commonwealth title against Vijender Singh

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Friday, October 27th, 2017 | 0

British boxing star Rocky Fielding is likely to make the first defence of his Commonwealth Super Middleweight belt against Indian trailblazer Vijender Singh come December 17.

Fielding (25-1, 14 KOS), who also holds the BBCofC British title, has been ordered by the Commonwealth Boxing Council (CBC) to put his belt on the line he won by stunningly stopping David Brophy in the first round this September, as per a report by World Boxing News.

Singh (9-0, 7 KOs) last fought in August when he outpointed China’s Zulpikar Maimaitiali in a thrilling contest that saw him win the WBO Oriental belt. He has also held the WBO Asia-Pacific title since July 2016.

CBC, in its release, termed the Vijender fight as the ‘mandatory defence’ for Fielding’s title. Notably, Vijender – an Olympic medallist – on Thursday confirmed that his next fight would be in December. However, there has been no official confirmation from any of the sides yet.

Should the fight materialize, it’s likely to take place at the O2 Arena in London and will feature in the undercard of David Haye vs Tony Bellew II.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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