Dilks match-up for Rocky
Fielding to take on Liverpool journeyman in headline act
Last Updated: September 20, 2012 12:39pm
Rocky Fielding: Great opportunity in front of home fans (pic - leighdawneyphotography.com)
Rocky Fielding will take on fellow Liverpudlian Carl Dilks for the vacant English super-middleweight title on October 6.
Fielding is the headline act on Betfair's 'Rocky and the Prizefighters' bill at the Liverpool Olympia.
The 25-year-old - himself a Prizefighter winner - had been set to face Wayne Reed for the Central Area belt in his first title shot but has now been handed a golden opportunity to land the English title in a local derby in front of a sold out hometown crowd.
"This is a great opportunity for Rocky," said promoter Eddie Hearn. "We thought the English title would come later in the year but Rocky has now been presented with the chance and he is ready for the challenge.
"There is no doubt that this will be a tough bout and I am excited to see two Liverpool boxers fighting for local pride as well as the English title in front of a hometown crowd.
"Combined with our strongest ever Prizefighter line-up this promises to be a spectacular night of boxing in Merseyside."
The Prizefighter - Lightweights II features Anthony Crolla, who could gain the chance for revenge over Derry Mathews after the Welshman took his British title earlier this year.
Another former British super featherweight champion Gary Sykes will also be involved with Hull's unbeaten Tommy 'Boom Boom' Coyle and another Yorkshireman in Liam Patrick Walsh, while three more Merseysiders complete the line-up in unbeaten Nathan Brough, Stephen Jennings and Terry Needham.