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WHEN DISASTER STRIKES

John Dennen hears Charlie Edwards, Amir Khan and Rocky Fielding relect on experiencing a crushing loss
DARK TIMES: Edwards struggles after sufering the irst defeat of his pro career

COPING+ WITH DEFEAT SPECIAL FEATURE BOXING

HIS phone had gone silent. He knew that after his bout with Canelo Alvarez, the media attention, the calls, the interest would all fade.

But Rocky Fielding had not expected it to die off so abruptly and so completely.

The weeks after the contest blended into months and, as far as the wider boxing world was concerned, it was finished with Rocky Fielding.

“My phone didn’t stop going off before the fight, once you’re on that losing side that’s it then,” Fielding told Boxing News.

Before boxing Canelo he’d had DAZN, ESPN, Mexican TV following him, charting his progress. “Because it was that high profile a fight and everything, it was all new to me,” he said. “It’s all new things like that.

“I enjoyed it all but it was non-stop.”

YOU LOSE IN BOXING AND FRIENDS THROW YOU UNDER A BUS. THEY SAY YOU’RE FINISHED”

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