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Dan Azeez vs Rocky Fielding report
Who won Azeez vs Fielding?
Dan Azeez beat Rocky Fielding by technical knockout in the 8th round on Saturday 17th December 2022 at Bournemouth International Centre in Bournemouth.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 12 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 175 pounds (12.5 stone or 79.4 KG).
This fight appeared on the undercard of Chris Billam-Smith's and Armend Xhoxhaj's clash.
Azeez vs Fielding stats
Dan Azeez stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 17 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Rocky Fielding made his way to the ring with a record of 30 wins, 2 loses and 0 draws.
Dan Azeez was the younger man by 1 year, at 34 years old.
Fielding had a height advantage of 3 inches over Azeez.
Both Dan Azeez & Rocky Fielding fought out of an orthodox stance.
Azeez was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 15 less fights, and made his debut in 2018, 7 year and 5 months later than Fielding, whose first professional fight was in 2010. He had fought 26 less professional rounds, 121 to Fielding's 147.
Dan Azeez went into the fight ranked number 2 by the WBA, 7 by the WBC, 12 by the WBO and 9 by the IBF at light heavyweight.
Rocky Fielding was ranked number 11 by the WBO in the 175lb division.
Azeez vs Fielding form
Azeez remained undefeated as a professional, stopping 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had defeated Shakan Pitters on 3rd September 2022 by unanimous decision in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
Previous to that, he had defeated Reece Cartwright on 26th March 2022 by technical knockout in the 8th round at Wembley Arena, Wembley.
Going into that contest, he had beat Hosea Burton on 20th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 7th round in their BBBOC British Light heavyweight championship fight at Wembley Arena, London.
Before that, he had won against Ricky Summers on 17th April 2021 by split decision in their 10 round contest at Bolton Whites Hotel (formerly De Vere Whites), Lancashire.
He had beat Andre Sterling on 2nd September 2020 by technical knockout in the 9th round at LS-Live, Yorkshire.
Rocky Fielding had stopped 4 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Emmanuel Danso on 26th November 2021 by technical knockout in the 3rd round at Motospace Dubai Investment Park, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Previous to that, he had defeated Abdallah Paziwapazi on 15th November 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Olympia, Merseyside, United Kingdom.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 15th December 2018 by technical knockout in the 3rd round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Madison Square Garden, New York, United States.
Before that, he had won against Tyron Zeuge on 14th July 2018 by technical knockout in the 5th round in their WBA World Super Middleweight championship fight at Baden-Arena, Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
He had defeated David Brophy on 30th September 2017 by technical knockout in the 1st round in their BBBOC British Super Middleweight and CBC Commonwealth Super Middleweight championship fight at Echo Arena, Liverpool, United Kingdom.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Dan Azeez had been fighting more than Rocky Fielding.
Going to this contest, Dan Azeez had last fought 6 months and 24 days ago, while Rocky Fielding's last outing had been 1 year, 4 months and 1 day ago.
Azeez's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 46 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 9.2 rounds on average.
Fielding's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 5 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 4 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What time did Azeez vs Fielding start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 9:00 PM GMT at Bournemouth International Centre, Bournemouth, United Kingdom, which was 4:00 PM EST or 1:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America.
Who broadcast Azeez vs Fielding?
Azeez vs Fielding was broadcast on Sky Sports Arena in the UK.
What were the odds on Azeez vs Fielding?
Dan Azeez was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Rocky Fielding made his way into the ring at 7/2 (+350) with oddsmakers.
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