Updated: Jun 23, 2015 5:48 am
Boxing returns to Merseyside Friday 26th June with a stacked card at the Liverpool echo arena. The bill offers the very best talent from Liverpool with Cruiserweight Tony Bellew and super-middleweights Callum Smith and Rocky fielding fighting world class opponents with a win from both to set up a possible clash between the tough or even a world title fight for either fighters. The bill also sees recently signed to Matchroom boxing Martin Murray step up to Super-Middleweight.
Callum ‘Mundo’ Smith (16/0/0) 6 KO’s VS Christopher Rebrasse (23/3/3) 6 KO’s
There’s no doubting this is Mundos biggest test to date in Rebrasse but the Frenchman shouldn’t cause Mundo to many problems In terms of power but Rebrasse is still capable of producing great performances although he wasn’t unable to defend he’s European title last year against George Groves in which Rebrasse took a lot of punishment but was able to make it to the final bell with many crediting the performance by the Frenchman.
Rebrasse recently said he is going to destroy the ‘hype’ around Callum Smith. However with the power that Smith possesses to go with the skills to last 12 rounds I can’t see this being too much work for Smith. Along with the power smith also has the height advantage to make it a very tough night for Rebrasse.
Verdict: I can see Rebrasse trying to mix it with Smith but Mundo will eventually take charge and the earlier he does the earlier you will see if Rebrasse can take Mundos power. I think Rebrasse will hang in there and give smith a nights work but we will see a late TKO by Smith in-between round 6-12.
Rocky Fielding (20/0/0) 11 KO’s VS Brian Vera (23/9/0) 14 KO’s
Another undefeated prospect from Merseyside Rocky Fielding also faces he’s toughest opponent to date in Veteran of the sport Brian Vera for the vacant WBC international belt. Rocky fielding is coming off an easy points win in an 8 rounder in hull against a journey man by the name off Olegs Fedotovs.
On the other hand Vera is coming into the fight without a win since 2013 and is coming in to the fight on a 3 fight losing streak two of them coming from Julio Cesar Chavez jnr who is without doubt up there with best and more recently losing to point against Willie Monroe jnr another world-class opponent so Vera is proven he can mix it with the world-class boxers as he is also been in with current world champion Andy Lee and Another world-class boxer in James Kirkland and isn’t in there with Rocky to be a pushover.
Verdict: I can see Vera being able to handle the power of Rocky as he is used to punches of a middleweight as this is he’s first fight at super-middleweight, however this may mean Vera can hit harder in the heavier weight. As the first round bell goes expect Vera to try smoother Rocky and pressure him on to the ropes and unload but don’t expect Rocky Fielding to let this happen with he’s sheer boxing skills and experience and also youth on he’s side I think Rocky will catch Vera with some powerful shots and continue to pressure through out the fight.
However, I don’t think Rocky will knock Vera out as the American maybe to tough to put down but I do think Rocky will win via Unanimous decision and shouldn’t be given to much problems by Vera.
Tony ‘Bomber’ Bellew (23/2/1) 14 KO’s vs
Lubos Suda (33/9/1) 25 KO’s
Tony Bellew returns to the ring after a lengthy spell out recording a movie in America but don’t expect to much ring rust from the bomber as he comes in to the fight after a points win against Nathan Cleverley last year at what seems to be he’s natural weight Cruiserweight.
Bellew faces 39-year-old Lubos Suda a journeyman of the sport and what seems a knock out artist with 25 of he’s 33 wins coming via knockout. Suda who is also coming off a TKO win late last year in he’s homeland Czech Republic. With Bellew expecting to fight for a world title at sometime This year this fight seems to be a warm up for Bellew and an easy nights work.
Verdict: I can’t see nothing more than a win from Bellew and the win coming from ko or tko, at Cruiserweight Bellews power looks devastating and with a journeyman as he’s opponent in Suda he should be able to pick he’s punches easy the only way Suda may have a chance is if fatigue kicks in with Bellew and he lands a big shot and knocks Bellew out but with only 1 loss via KO in the Bombers whole career against big light heavyweight puncher Adonis Stevenson so that doesn’t look very likely.
Martin Murray (29/2/1) 12 KO’s vs
George Beroshvili (19/5/2) 12 KO’s
Recently signed to match room boxing and world title contender Martin Murray moves up in weight as he returns to fight in Britain following a brave loss via tko against the biggest puncher in boxing at the moment Gennady Golovkin for the middleweight title.
Murray has already fought for world titles losing out to Sergio Martinez in which many believed Murray won the fight and drawing to Felix strum. This fight for Murray may only be a warm up but expect bigger opposition in the future whether it be at middleweight or super middleweight without doubt Murray will be challenging for world titles.
Verdict: Murray via TKO – Don’t expect George Beroshvili to trouble Murray as Everytime he’s fought outside of he’s homeland Georgia he has lost. Plus Murrarys world-class skills will be too much for the young Georgian.