Rocky Fielding says Vijender Singh fight is not happening for Commonwealth belt

by Ajit Singh Khanna | Posted on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017 | 0

Just days after being ordered to defend his Commonwealth super middleweight title against Vijender Singh, Rocky Fielding has said he will not be pursuing the fight.

The Commonwealth Boxing Council had confirmed the purse bid recently, placing India’s Vijender (9-0, 7 KOs) as the mandatory challenger for Britain’s Fielding (25-1, 14 KOs).

However, the holder took to his official Twitter handle on Tuesday to confirm that the fight – scheduled for March 30 at Copper Box Arena, London – won’t be materializing.

“@boxervijender The news of you fighting @Rocky87Fielding has gone viral. Wanna know is it really gonna happen,” one user wrote, to which Fielding replied: “No.”

It’s hardly a surprise though. Fielding is slated to trade punches with Sweden’s Erik Skoglund (26-1, 12 KOs) for the vacant WBC Silver belt on December 16.

The winner of this bout is likely to get a shot at a world title early next year. And, it’s understandable why Fielding would vacate the Commonwealth belt for Vijender to find some other opponent for the belt.

Meanwhile, Vijender, the current WBO Asia-Pacific and Oriental champion, recently announced that he will be entering the ring come December 16.

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