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Fielder up for next big challenge
5:16pm Tuesday 3rd April 2012 in Other Sport
BEXLEYHEATH welterweight Patrick Fielder insists he is ready to put on a fight of the night performance next month.
The 30-year-old personal trainer captured the vacant title back in September after an epic battle with Lee Dalglish, which produced some incredible action.
But now Fielder must turn his attention to Margate’s aggressive Anthony Hill, who has been nominated by the Queensbury league as Fielder’s mandatory challenger for his title challenge when the pair collide on April 28 at Effingham Park Hotel in Copthorne, West Sussex.
The contest will be a massive opportunity for the champion with it being broadcast into millions of homes a few weeks after the live event on British Eurosport.
But with so much at stake, the champion seems unfazed and has been preparing hard for his toughest assignment to date.
Fielder said: “I’m really looking forward to getting back in the ring to defend my title and since winning it I’ve been in the gym constantly training so I feel really fit already.
“I was at ringside to watch Hills last contest and he’s fit, busy and looks aggressive, so I know with my style of boxing this is going to turn out to be a fantastic fight and the people who come to see it are guaranteed to get their money’s worth.”
Helping Fielder prepare for the biggest fight of his career will be former professional welterweight champion David Walker.
He was instrumental in helping Fielder capture title glory last time out and once again the champion is confident it will be the knowledge and experience that his trainer brings to the table that will help him to victory in his first defence.
“Dave’s a fantastic coach and we’ve seen some things from Hill’s last fight that I think we can exploit,” he explained.
“I’m confident I’ve got the tools to go in there and bring back the title, so I’m really happy with how things are going in training and just hungry to get in there now.”
With Fielder’s title defence topping the bill of an impressive 14-bout showcase, there will be no shortage of action for boxing fans to enjoy at the Queensbury Boxing League’s next big event.
For more information about Fielder’s contest, visit queensburyboxing.co.uk
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