Rocky Fielding insists his that making weight will not be a problem ahead of his clash with Noe Gonzalez Alcoba at the Echo Arena in Liverpool on July 12.
Fielding failed to make the weight for his battle with Charles Adamu in March, and the 26 year old says the first thing he did after the fight was address those issues and is now flying in training as a result.
“The last fight there were a few things that didn’t go my way,” said Fielding. “I changed my diet around, my hand went in sparring in the build-up and I had a change of opponent more than once, so it was a tough, but I’ve got no excuses.
“I had two weeks off after the fight and I sat down with James Morton who is Liverpool Football Club’s nutritionist and I am working with him and with a company called MealTek on my food so I am right on track – the weight is coming off correctly and I am eating well. I have a good opponent and plenty of notice for the fight so that has given me great focus and hopefully it will show on the night that knuckling down and doing the weight properly will improve my performance.
“Alcoba has boxed George Groves, Felix Sturm and Adonis Stevenson – he’s got pedigree and a good KO record with 22 from 30 wins, he’s only lost to two World Champions and to Groves so it’s a massive fight for me. He’s tough so I have to be on my game and it’s going to show me what level I am at – it’s a pivotal fight in my career.”
Fielding’s meeting with Alcoba is part of a great line-up of action on Merseyside as bitter rivals Tony Bellew and Nathan Cleverly continue to move towards a rematch as they face their second fights at Cruiserweight against Julio Cesar Dos Santos and Alejandro Valori respectively.