“Fielder Ready For Tough Defence”

Queensbury Boxing League British Welterweight champion Patrick Fielder insists he is ready to put on another fight of the night performance when he returns to action in the UK’s premier boxing league later this month to make the first defence of his title.

The thirty year old personal trainer from Bexleyheath in Kent captured the vacant title back in September last year after an epic battle with London’s Lee Dalglish at the Epsom Downs Racecourse in Surrey, but Fielder now faces an even tougher challenge when he steps through the ropes on Saturday the 28th of April to face mandatory challenger Anthony Hill in an encounter the challenger has promised to prevail.

The contest represents probably the biggest opportunity for both the champion and challenger with the showdown 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 surprisingly unfazed as his big night looms large.

“ 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,” commented Fielder.

“I was ringside 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 Amateur and Professional Welterweight champion David Walker who 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 Hills last fight that I think we can exploit in this contest. I’m confident that 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”

Also appearing on the bill in the co main event will be former professional Light Welterweight Jimmy Harrison who makes his first competitive start since returning to action after a lengthy layoff from the sport. Harrison last appeared in a British ring when he stepped in at very late notice to face European Light Welterweight champion and world title challenger Pat Barrett at the Royal Albert Hall, but after suffering a first round stoppage defeat in that contest, Harrison hung up the gloves walked away from the sport.

But Harrison returns to action on the league’s Striking Distance promotion at the Effingham Park Hotel and faces former amateur Elton Smart in a challenge for the league’s vacant Light Welterweight title in a contest that has all the hallmarks of a classic.

For further information on the bill go to www.queensburyboxing.co.uk

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