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Wednesday, 12 December, 2018

Fielding should retain British title with points win

Brophy doesn't have the power

Rocky Fielding hits Christopher Rebrasse with a body shot
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British & Commonwealth super-middleweight title
Sky Sports Main Event/Arena from 7.40pm Saturday

Rocky Fielding puts his British super-middleweight title on the line at the Echo Arena in Liverpool against Commonwealth king David Brophy, and he should have enough to get the victory.

Both men have just one defeat on their records - Fielding was stopped in the first round by Callum Smith in 2015, while Brophy was knocked out in four by George Groves last year - but Fielding is the bigger puncher and has more experience.

Brophy is full of confidence after putting on a career-best performance in his last fight when he travelled to Australia and inflicted a first defeat on Zac Dunne, stopping him in the seventh. 

But that was a rare early win for the Scot - only his third stoppage in 21 fights - and aside from Groves, Fielding is by far the best opponent Brophy has faced. 

Fielding also produced an impressive performance in his last fight, beating talented John Ryder on a split-decision for the British title, and he looks value to retain the belt with another win on the scorecards. 

On the undercard, Paul Butler takes on Stuart Hall in a rematch of their 2014 clash.

Butler won the first fight on a split-decision, and looks set for another victory via the judges - Hall has lost five times but never been stopped. 

R Fielding by decision
1pt 15-8 bet365
P Butler by decision
2pts 8-11 Coral, Ladbrokes

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Brophy is full of confidence after putting on a career-best performance when he travelled to Australia and put a first defeat on Zac Dunne
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