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Fielding back with a bang in Liverpool

Murray and Flanagan on course for title shots following victories

Rocky Fielding wiped out his limited opponent inside two rounds Crediit: MTK Global
Rocky Fielding wiped out his limited opponent inside two rounds Crediit: MTK Global

Rocky Fielding returned to the ring after an eleven month absence, needing less than two rounds to blow away his overmatched opponent Abdallah Paziwapazi at the Liverpool Olympia on Friday night.

Former WBA ‘regular’ Super Middleweight Champion Fielding (28-2) showed no signs of ring rust as he dominated from the opening bell, with the Tanzanian immediately throwing bombs in an attempt to unsettle the returning Liverpudlian.

With just over a minute remaining in the second, the home favourite landed a heavy combination that forced Paziwapazi (26-7-1) back. Fielding smelt blood, and went for the finish.

Four unanswered hooks flattened the visitor, who was unable to rise and the referee wisely called the contest off.

Flanagan continues rejuvenation with decision

Former WBO Lightweight Champion, Terry Flanagan (36-2) got more rounds in the bank ahead of a 2020 assault on world honours, with an eight round points win over Jayro Duran (14-7).

The Manchester man got an 80-71 nod, after scoring a knockdown along the way in a fight that he held all the answers in.

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“Turbo” will hope for an avenue back to world titles in the new year after an unsuccessful time up at Super Lightweight, which saw him suffer back to back defeats to Maurice Hooker and Regis Prograis.

Murray aiming for titles following routine win

Four-time world title challenger Martin Murray also had to settle for a decision, in a routine points win against Sladan Janjanin (27-5).

It was a straightforward assignment for Murray (39-5-1), who won every round in an 80-72 verdict.

The St Helens Middleweight will hope there is one final opportunity available to him on the world scene in 2020, although he could challenge for the European middleweight title which he is mandatory for.

Former Southern Area holder Jeff Ofori (10-1) got the better of Ged Carroll (11-1), who lost his unbeaten record with a 79-75 points defeat.

Natasha Jonas (9-1) blasted out Bianka Majlath (3-4) inside two rounds as she continues her rebuild after a shock loss to Viviane Obenauf last year.