Rocky Fielding has retired from the sport of boxing at age 35.
The Liverpool fighter hangs up the gloves with a record of 30 wins, 18 by knockout, and 3 losses.
After turning professional in 2010, Fielding held both the Commonwealth and British super middleweight titles. He went on to challenge for and win the WBA Regular belt against Tyron Zeuge in Germany.
His reign as champion was short lived, meeting defeat at the hands of pound-for-pound superstar, Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, at Madison Square Garden in his first defence.
Following the loss, he built up three wins over three years before facing up and comer, Dan Azeez, in December of 2022. He lost the fight by stoppage, with his trainers throwing in the towel in the eighth.
Fielding posted a statement to his social media channels in which he looked back on his career with great fondness, and cited all of those who helped him on the way.
Today I am announcing my retirement from the sport. 26 years in boxing, from walking into the Stocky ABC gym aged 9 just to keep fit for football to winning National titles.
‘Rocky from Stocky’ went on to thank his trainers, firstly Oliver Harrison followed by Jamie Moore and Nigel Travis.
Wouldn’t be where I am with out the man Oliver Harrison this man believed in me more than I did myself. Helped me so much in and out the ring RIP OI. Dreamed of being a World Champion & fighting in Madison Square Garden with Michael Buffer calling my name [and] that came true.
Finished my career off with two great men Jamie Moore & Nigel Travis two selfless men, more than coaches thank you for everything you have done for me I appreciate it a lot.
The popular fighter also thanked his training partners, team, family and sponsors. Fans will remember him for his story – from local gyms to Liverpool’s Echo Arena, all the way to New York and one of the world’s most famous venues in MSG.
You can read his full statement below.
What a journey. Thank you to Boxing for all the memories. Thank you to everyone for the support and everyone that’s been apart of it. 🙏🏼❤️ pic.twitter.com/wDD6fAS0Hi
— Rocky Fielding (@Rocky87Fielding) January 12, 2023