Unbeaten super-middleweight prospect Rocky Fielding is on this Friday’s debut presentation of Box Academy on BoxNation (Sky Ch. 456/Virgin Ch. 546) live and exclusive from the Oldham Leisure Centre.
championship level. Boxing writer Glynn Evans talks In Depth to Fielding about his background and career so far.
the middle of three boys. Neither of the other two boxed; too lazy! I live in Warrington now, away from Liverpool. It’s closer to my coach Oliver Harrison’s gym and allows me to keep me head down.
Since leaving school I worked at my uncle’s drainage company but I’ve been full-time with the boxing since getting involved with the England amateur set up.
All time favourite fighter: Probably Mayweather. I like that cockiness!
as everyone. Mayweather-Pacquiao. Pacman’s brilliant but Mayweather’s
even better, has a bit more skill. Floyd wins a tough, close fight.
holidays with me girlfriend or play snooker or pool and have a pint with me mates at the local pub. Sunday mornings, I like to watch the lads play footy. I’m always itching to get on meself but can’t take the risk.
Without being big headed, I was a good kid; leading goalscorer and Player of the Year every season. Me Dad withdrew me (from Everton) because, at that age, he just wanted me to enjoy me football. Several lads in the same club team I played for are in the (Football) League now, earning good money, and I was just as
About BoxAcademy Queensberry Promotions presents the first installment of a new concept show that will be televised Live and Exclusive on the UK’s new home of boxing, BoxNation.
BoxAcademy will be a monthly live show that is solely dedicated to showcasing the most exciting, young, up and coming domestic talent in tougher, more action packed fights, designed to develop the young fighters at a faster rate to Championship level.
On one Thursday every month, BoxNation will switch the focus from its huge array of World, British and European title contests, and give the floor to a host of former Olympians, amateur champions and unbeaten prospects, as the UK’s elite young talent is given the chance to be the main focus of the show in BoxAcademy.
BoxAcademy will visit the various regional hot-beds for young boxing talent around the country, visiting a different city each month.