Rocky Fielding will fight Tyron Zeuge for his WBA ‘World’ super-middleweight title on July 14 at the Baden Arena in Offenburg, Germany.
Fielding, the former British, Commonwealth and WBC International champion, has impressed against domestic rivals John Ryder and David Brophy while awaiting his world title opportunity, and the 30-year-old is eager to make this chance count.
“I’m very excited for this. It’s what I have dreamed of since being a young kid – to become world champion and we’re nearly there,” said Fielding.
“To have the date locked in makes it all the more real and it’s something now to focus and aim towards.
“I have watched and tracked Zeuge since he won the world title against De Carolis. He’s a good fighter with decent footwork in particular. He’s undefeated and has done everything they have asked of him so far.
“I boxed on the recent Brook card and have been ticking over and working with my coach Jamie Moore since. My promoter Eddie Hearn said I’ll be in a big fight in July so that kept me going. I can’t wait for the opening bell.”
Fielding’s promoter Eddie Hearn said: “I’m delighted Rocky has finally got his shot, it’s well deserved.
“He has always fought everyone that’s been put in front of him and I believe this is great timing for him to take this opportunity.
“It’s a great fight between two young, hungry 168 pounders and the fans can expect a cracking match up.”
Zeuge, who captured the WBA ‘World’ belt with a 12th-round knockout victory over Giovanni De Carolis in November 2016, returns for a fourth defence of his title.
Fielding will be his second British challenger having previously recorded a unanimous points win over Paul Smith at the Rittal Arena in Wetzlar last June.
“I’m really looking forward to the fight,” said Zeuge, the 26-year-old from Berlin. “I promise to my fans that they won’t see anything but the best from me, a real final, and another successful defence of my title. I’m in full training and I feel strong!”