Martin Murray backs Rocky Fielding to overcome Callum Smith

Matt Horan 30/09/2015

Super middleweight Martin Murray has given his full support to training partner and good friend Rocky Fielding ahead of Fielding’s headline November clash with local rival Callum Smith.

Fielding (21-0) will challenge Smith for the vacant British title at the Echo Arena on November 7 in a bout that has divided the city of Liverpool. Both boxers are undefeated going into the fight – but Murray believes Fielding has what it takes to secure the victory and the coveted Lonsdale Belt.

Murray told World Boxing News: “It’s a very close fight and you’ve got to hand it to both lads for taking the fight at this stage in their career.

“It’s a genuine 50/50 fight and it’s totally split down the middle as to who takes it. I’ve got to pick Rocky to get the victory – He’s my mate and I see him every day in training and know what he’s capable of.”

“Rocky has a great team around him and a great trainer in Oliver Harrison. Of course, Callum Smith is very talented and it’s going to be a really close fight – but I just feel Rocky has what it takes and I’m fully behind him,” he added.

Smith v Fielding is live from the Echo Arena in Liverpool on Sky Sports November 7 

Matt Horan is a staff writer for WBN. Follow Matt on Twitter @Mhoran123