By James Eley
Louis Fielding has warned he is a wounded animal and will be at his most dangerous when he tops the bill for the Midlands Area Super Featherweight title against Paul Holt on Black Country Boxing’s ‘High Stakes’ show at Walsall Town Hall, sponsored by Grosvenor Casino Walsall, on September 24th.
The 26-year-old was defeated by Jordan Ellison back in February but he now fights for the strap vacated by Coventry’s Troy James and he is determined to make amends.
“It was a learning curve,” he told www.uko-boxing.com. “I definitely didn’t box to the best of my ability that night. I was disappointed at the time but I spent time with the family after it and recharged and now I have come back with even more motivation.
“Now I look back on it and I am taking positives from it which is only making me better. That has been proven in the gym and I am sparring really well too. It is boxing and you have to learn from your mistakes.
“This next fight is big and it is a great stepping stone. I believe it can open doors to different things. It can be a chance for me to go on to something bigger. I will just keep my options open and not look too far ahead because I don’t want to look past this fight.”
‘Flash’ has a wealth of experience from his time in the amateurs to call upon as well as an eight fight pro career. He fought current WBC International and European Featherweight Champion, Josh Warrington, back in his amateur days and he feels his experience could be key against Holt.
“I had my first fight when I was 12 and then I was an open junior midlands champion after about nine fights. I have won it about five times and I got to the national open finals where I boxed Josh Warrington in the quarters. It gives you confidence after being in with fighters of his calibre. He was very fit and I think on that day fitness won him the fight. I have been in with some top lads and that gives you confidence when you step into the ring that you can go in with anyone.
“We have heard a lot about Holt. We know what he is like. We have been working on ways to deal with him. We know he is tough and very durable from the videos we have seen and the people we have spoken to. So I am expecting a good fight from him, he will be fit and ready for sure. Obviously we have prepared a bit differently with him being a southpaw but we have been training to make sure we can deal with that so it won’t be a problem. I am big for my weight at 5’9 and I have a good reach also so obviously I will be playing to my strength and that should be to my advantage.”
Tickets are priced at £30 (general admission) and £60 (VIP Ringside), and can be purchased by calling 0845 111 2900 or directly from any boxer on the bill.
The weigh-in and aftershow (over 18’s only) take place at Grosvenor Casino Walsall, Bentley Mill Way, Walsall WS2 0LE (just off junction 10 of the M6). GC Walsall will have a presence at the Town Hall on the evening and have linked up with local taxi firm, Yellow Taxi’s, to supply a number of free taxi’s to take guests from the Town Hall to the casino post-fight.
Find out more about Grosvenor Casino Walsall here: http://www.grosvenorcasinos.com/local-casinos/walsall/