Rocky Fielding Suffers Toe Injury, Out Of ESPN+ Return Next Month

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By Elliot Foster

Rocky Fielding has been ruled out of his ring return.

The 30-year-old former WBA ‘regular’ super-middleweight champion has been out since last December.

Fielding, who was ousted inside three rounds by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez at Madison Square Garden in New York, had been set to come back on July 12.

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But the man who has previously held a British title at the weight confirmed on social media over the weekend that he won’t be fighting at the Eventim Olympia after suffering a toe injury.

“[I’m] gutted to announce I have had to pull out of my fight due to breaking my toe,” he said. “I tried to rest it and work around it but it has been impossible. I will keep everyone updated on my next one.”

The card, which will be streamed exclusively live on ESPN+ Stateside and iFL TV in the UK, is scheduled to be topped by the return of middleweight Martin Murray against Denmark’s Kim Poulsen and Jazza Dickens’ vacant IBF European featherweight title showdown against Australia’s Nathaniel May.

Craig Glover will look to get back to winning ways on the card and former world lightweight champion Terry Flanagan will fight for the first time since losing in the quarter-finals of the World Boxing Super Series last October after inking a managerial deal with MTK Global.

Natasha Jonas will feature, Ged Carroll will fight on the bill and there will be action for John Quigley, classy youngster James Heneghan and Billy Potter, Heneghan’s gym-mate, who will be making his professional debut after signing with Alfie Warren and Warren Boxing Management.




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