• Dexter Hastings

The 0-Taker gets title date


Cogans Corner fighter Ben Fields (30) has been given the date for his Midlands area title fight after it was postponed due to Lockdown. Ben known as the ‘0-Taker’ was meant to fight for the Super Lightweight Midlands area title just as the lockdown began and will still be taking on 26 year old Alex Fearon from Derby. Fearon has an impressive record on paper winning 9 out of his ten fights with his one defeat against the hard hitting Kaisee Benjamin who beat him with a TKO stoppage in the seventh round of a Welterweight Midlands area title fight. Fields who has built a reputation on beating unbeaten prospects enters this fight with an unpadded record of 9 wins 8 defeats and 2 draws with most of his fights being on the road. The date of the fight is Sunday 13th September and will be behind closed doors at Hangar 34 Liverpool.

The show which is called ‘Back to Business' will be streamed live via Fight Stream TV and will be Fields first title challenge. Cogans Corner head Coach Shaun Cogan fought for the same title 28 years ago against Malcom Malvin losing on points in a hard fought contest. This will not be Fields first step into ten round contests as he took on Lee Appleyard in an English title eliminator in November of last year losing on points.

Fields told Fightstream TV that he can’t wait to get back in the ring he has really been training hard and can’t wait to fight for his first title.


Dexter’s Thoughts

It is great to hear that the ‘0-taker’ Ben Fields has finally got his shot at the Midlands area super Lightweight title. He is taking on Alex Fearon who has only lost once in ten contests to the hard hitting Kaisee Benjamin. There is no disgrace in losing to a talent like Benjamin but when you look at the rest of Fearon’s opponents there are not many that stand out. You have the usual suspects from the journeyman team with him beating Kevin McCauley, Jordan Grunnum (twice) and Lee Gunter but he hasn’t got any serious scalps on his record. Which makes me question if he will be able to cope with someone like Fields. Fields has had some big wins on the road beating seven unbeaten fighters and will be on Fearons case from the first bell. I have known Ben for a few years now and have followed his inspiring career from his unlicensed days. If you know Ben’s story you know what an achievement just getting a title shot is for him, if you haven’t you should have a look as it is inspirational. I’m not one for making predictions but I have every faith in Ben Fields to win his first title and bring it back to Brum. I can see a point victory or a late stoppage as I think Fields will have to much for Fearon. I look forward to watching this great fight.





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