VERA: “I WANT A TITLE SHOT AT 168 AND FIELDING IS IN MY WAY!”

Bryan Vera brings his impressive CV to Merseyside to provide the Fielding with his toughest test to date. The 33 year old has told Fielding he is out of his depth in the fight, and the American expects that he will get the World title shot – but against Jack, not Groves.

“A win will get me back in the mix and I certainly want a title shot next at 168lbs,” said Vera. “I would love to fight Jack for his World championship – I think he will beat Groves. We would fight anybody but we would love a fight with Jack.

“Super Middleweight is more of my natural weight as opposed to 160lbs, they did not see the best of me at 160lbs but you will see the best of me at 168lbs.

“There is always a concern when fighting away from your own country. But we have to have faith that the judges would do the right and I can get a decision in England.  However we know that how important it is to win, and a clear knockout would do that!”