Callum Smith Vs Rocky Fielding – Preview and Prediction

An exciting match up for the British super middleweight title sees a local Merseyside derby between Callum Smith and Rocky Fielding with the winner elevating themselves towards a world title shot.

Callum Smith is already ranked number 1 contender with the WBC, while Rocky Fielding is in the top 10 of 3 of the governing bodies, a win for either man this weekend will surely open the doors for the big stage.

Firstly however we have a great domestic dust up on our hands here, and sometimes a British title fight can produce some real crackers, and I think these two fighters styles will gel well for an entertaining night.

Both fighters have good technical ability, Smith is the neater sharper boxer while Fielding, who I regard as underrated in this department has a more unrefined looking technique, however is still technically very good.

The popular choice for this fight seems to be Callum Smith, who is being backed at 1/4 odds on, however I believe this to be more a 50/50 type fight and I am expecting this to be a very competitive.

I understand why people feel the edge is with Callum Smith, who looks to have more natural ability but Fielding can box and like Smith has power, it really is one of those fights where no outcome would really shock me, I can see either fighter winning by decision or knockout.

As I have always advocated, when betting you must look for value in the market to profit long term and for me Fielding looks great value as a 3/1 dog in what I see as a close and competitive fight.

I will be backing Rocky this weekend, I will also be having a play on Rocky Fielding by decision, I understand that may raise a few eye brows as it is possibly the least likely outcome, however Sky Bet have it priced up as 16/1 I would say that price is very generous and offers up some real value.

If it goes to the cards I expect them to be competitive scores so don’t write a Rocky Fielding decision completely off and 16/1 is well worth a stab at value.

PREDICTION: FIELDING SD 

BETTING TIP: £20 on Rocky Fielding to win 3/1 Bet365, £5 on Fielding by decision 16/1 Sky Bet