Bellew vs Haye II: Rocky Fielding to face Erik Skoglund on undercard

By Scott Christ

Rocky Fielding and Erik Skoglund will meet in an important super middleweight clash.

Rocky Fielding will face Erik Skoglund in a featured undercard bout on the Bellew-Haye II card on December 17 in London, Matchroom Boxing has announced.

Fielding (25-1, 14 KO) currently holds the British and Commonwealth super middleweight titles, following his September 30 TKO-1 win over David Brophy. Skoglund (26-1, 12 KO) is coming off of his first career loss, a points defeat against Callum Smith on September 16 in the World Boxing Super Series.

Fielding and Skoglund will battle for the WBC “silver” title at 168 pounds.

“I thought that I was going to be getting a European level fight next but I this is bigger than that and past that level,” said Fielding. “Skoglund has just come out of the Super Series and they are all classed as world class fighters, so I am up against a world class operator and whoever wins can go onto a world title next.”

“I’m really looking forward to get back in the ring and fighting for the WBC silver belt is a great opportunity to get in position for a world title,” said Skoglund. “Sadly I fell short in a close fight in the World Boxing Super Series tournament. As I think I should have gone further in that tournament my goal is to become world champion as the tournament moves on, and later on fight the winner. I hope that can lead to a rematch with Callum Smith.”

The WBC super middleweight title is currently held by David Benavidez. The winner of Fielding-Skoglund would, in theory, be in line for a title shot.

Source:: Bad Left Hook

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