Tobias Webb talks Arthur Abraham sparring, eyes Rocky Fielding revenge

Phil Jay 05/02/2014

Talented Swansea fighter Tobias Webb extended his unbeaten streak to ten bouts at the weekend in Cardiff as the Welsh super-middleweight champion continues his run towards more titles in the future.

The 25 year-old nephew of former world title holder Enzo Maccarinelli is now 14-1 since turning pro with a win over Patrick Mendy in 2009 and hopes to further improve as he is continually linked with the bigger domestic names in the division.

“My form is still nowhere near where I want it to be, but its improving,” Webb told World Boxing News.

“I have made some changes to my camp, particularly working hard on my strength, conditioning and fitness. I’m also working with Chris Ware (warehouse fitness) here in Swansea and he prepared me for my last fight. He’s an ex-pro himself and is really putting me through my paces. I’m also getting some great sparring up at TKO gym in London with Johnny Eames and the team up there. They have been brilliant and very welcoming.

“This week I fly over to Berlin for a couple of weeks with King Arthur Abraham, which I am really looking forward to. It will be great learning from such a good fighter who has a wealth of experience. Its a great opportunity for me.”

Webb has been linked to a possible British title shot against Paul Smith Jnr on March 15 in Liverpool and WBN have learned from the Welsman’s spokesman Neil Navarra that nothing is yet confirmed, although ‘advanced talks’ are currently ongoing for the Echo Arena contest.

If that fight does or doesn’t come off, Webb has his crosshairs firmly fixed on a revenge mission with another Scouser and the only man to defeat him so far in his career, Commonwealth title holder Rocky Fielding.

“I would love a rematch with Rocky Fielding and it’s a fight that I 100% believe has to be made,” said Webb. “I am staying at super-middleweight for the future as I make the weight comfortably and am happy there so I hope that fight comes off soon,” he added.

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