Fielding breaks toe, withdraws from July 12 fight
Fielding was reportedly unable to work around the injury.
Super middleweight Rocky Fielding (27-2, 15 KOs) has officially been pulled from his scheduled July 12th fight (against an opponent that was to be determined) in his hometown of Liverpool, England. Fielding reportedly suffered a broken toe and said that he “tried to rest it and work around it but impossible.”
Fielding, 31, has been out of action since getting mauled by middleweight titleholder Canelo Alvarez in his DAZN debut last December, losing his WBA ‘regular’ title along the way. Fielding was stopped in only three rounds of that fight, and was obviously being lined-up for a soft touch here — being this close to a fight without a named opponent and all.
The MTK Global card that Fielding was to appear on will still be streaming live on ESPN+ in the United States, but Fielding will find himself back on the sidelines for the for at least the foreseeable future.