Brook vs Rabchenko: Rocky Fielding on verge of Gilberto Ramirez shot
By Matt Horan
Last Updated: 03/03/18 7:36pm
Eddie Hearn confirmed that a deal is close for Rocky Fielding to take on WBO world champion Gilberto Ramirez in June following the Brit's points win in Sheffield.
Fielding was pushed all the way over eight rounds by tough Czech Karel Horejsek on Saturday night, eventually prevailing via a score of 79-74, improving his record to 26-1.
The Liverpool super-middleweight is now on the cusp of a fight with WBO titlist Ramirez (37-0-KO25) as the Mexican looks to make the fourth defence of his belt.
"We've been in talks this week. It looks like it will take place in June, we are just working on the deal now, it's quite close," promoter Hearn told Sky Sports.
"Fielding has worked his way up the rankings and earned his shot.
"It's a very difficult fight and Ramirez could be the best of the bunch at 168lbs, but you have to take these opportunities, Rocky needs to jump into a big fight.
"The match-up would likely take place stateside and as long as the deal is right, we will accept the fight. Hopefully, it will be concluded in the next week or two."