Rocky Fielding, who surprised many by dominating and stopping Tyron Zeuge on the road in Germany this past Saturday to win the WBA “world” super middleweight title, says he’d “love” to bring the belt back to Liverpool for a defense, and that he doesn’t expect Zeuge to exercise his rematch clause.
“I’d love to defend it in Liverpool — there’s a rematch clause but I can’t see him wanting to fight me again. I’ll have a rest and get back to the family, we’ll sit down with the team and we’ll see what options are out there, but I’m really thrilled and can’t wait to build on this.”
Fielding (27-1, 15 KO) stopped Zeuge in the fifth round in Offenburg, completing a big career rebound following a TKO-1 loss to Callum Smith in 2015.
Overall, the 30-year-old Fielding has won six straight fights, and this one was a lot more emphatic than his previous bigger wins over John Ryder and Christopher Rebrasse, both split decisions over 12 rounds.
We’ll see what awaits Fielding — Arthur Abraham and Vincent Feigenbutz have been mentioned as potential opponents — but right now he’s on a total high, and should be. Whether you take his belt seriously or not, he does, and it’s put him right in the mix at 168, where some good paydays could await him.