OFFENBURG, Germany -- Rocky Fielding of England stopped the previously unbeaten Tyron Zeuge in the fifth round to take the German's WBA super middleweight belt by technical knockout on Saturday.
It's the 30-year-old Fielding's first world title.
Zeuge appeared to be in trouble after a barrage of punches in the fourth round, and Fielding pressed his advantage in the next round. The Liverpudlian rocked Zeuge with an uppercut and followed up with a left blow to the liver that caused Zeuge to drop to the canvas. Zeuge's corner threw in the towel.
Fielding improved to 27-1 (15 KOs), while Zeuge dropped to 22-1-1 (12 KOs).
Zeuge, trained by former two-time world champion Juergen Braehmer, had been the last current German world titleholder in boxing.