|Real name||Walter Tyeson Fields|
|Height||6 ft 8 in (203 cm)|
February 8, 1975 |
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
|Wins by KO||44|
Tye Fields grew up in Beaverton, Oregon. Fields played college basketball and was a starter at forward for San Diego State University. Fields never was an amateur. Standing at 6 feet and 8 inches and weighing around 275 lbs (125 kg), the southpaw Fields was considered large even for the heavyweight division.
In his professional career he has beaten some notable opponents such as Andy Sample, Saul Montana, Bruce Seldon, Sedreck Fields, Sherman Williams, Maurice Harris, Konstantin Airich, Raphael Butler and Michael Sprott. He started his career with a streak of 17 consecutive KO victories (16 of them coming in the first round) before he suffered his first loss to Jeff Ford via a 1st-round KO. He would later avenge this defeat by knocking out Ford in a rematch, also in the 1st round. In total Fields has 26 first-round knockouts among his 49 professional victories. He has won 4 regional titles.
On June 28, 2008, Fields faced off against Monte Barrett on the Manny Pacquiao – David Díaz undercard at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. Fields suffered the second defeat of his career losing via knockout after just 57 seconds of the first round when Barrett (34-6, 20 KOs) delivered a series of accurate right hands, knocking Fields down and leaving him unable to beat the referee's count.
Following the defeat to Barrett Fields rebounded with 4 straight KO victories over lowly regarded opposition before taking another step up and challenging former heavyweight title challenger Michael Grant. The fight took place on March 11, 2011 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. As with his previous step up in opposition Fields came up short when he was knocked out with a single punch from Grant in the third round.
Fields took part in the Prizefighter 'International heavyweights' tournament held at Alexandra Palace in London on 7 May 2011. After winning his opening 2 bouts against Michael Sprott and Konstantin Airich he matched up against the undefeated former Cuban amateur star Mike Pérez. Perez won the tournament and the £32,00 prize money when he knocked Fields out in the first round.
On October 7, 2011, Fields defeated a strong puncher Raphael Butler (35-10, 28 KOs) from Minnesota in the 6th round via technical knockout in 10-round main event on KO Boxing's Show of Force card at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
On March 24, 2012, Fields faced the WBC International titleholder, #8 WBC ranked undefeated Mariusz Wach (26-0, 14 KO) from Poland. The fight was set at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey and got coverage form ESPN's Friday Night Fights. Fields lost by TKO in the 6th round. After that loss Fields retired from boxing.
Professional boxing record
|54 fights, 49 wins (44 knockouts), 5 losses|
|Loss||49–5||Mariusz Wach||TKO||6 (12)||24/03/2012||Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey||For WBC International heavyweight title.|
|Win||49–4||Raphael Butler||TKO||6 (10)||07/10/2011||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||48–4||David Whittom||RTD||3 (8)||24/06/2011||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Loss||47–4||Mike Perez||TKO||1 (3)||07/05/2011||Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament, International heavyweight final.|
|Win||47–3||Konstantin Airich||KO||1 (3)||07/05/2011||Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament, International heavyweight semi-final.|
|Win||46–3||Michael Sprott||SD||3||07/05/2011||Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom||Prizefighter Tournament, International heavyweight quarter-final.|
|Loss||45–3||Michael Grant||KO||3 (10)||11/03/2011||Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||45–2||Raymond Olubowale||TKO||3 (6)||04/02/2011||Molson Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada||Canadian Heavyweight title eliminator.|
|Win||44–2||Ken Frank||TKO||3 (6)||19/11/2010||Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||43–2||Galen Brown||TKO||3 (10)||30/10/2009||Palace Banquet Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada|
|Win||42–2||Nicolai Firtha||KO||6 (12)||20/06/2009||The Venue at River Cree, Enoch, Alberta, Canada||Won vacant USA Native American Boxing Council heavyweight title.|
|Loss||41–2||Monte Barrett||KO||1 (10)||28/06/2008||Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||41–1||Roderick Willis||TKO||1 (10)||13/03/2008||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||40–1||Chris Koval||TKO||1 (10)||20/12/2007||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||39–1||Domonic Jenkins||RTD||7 (10)||09/08/2007||Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||38–1||Kendrick Releford||UD||10||25/01/2007||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||37–1||Maurice Harris||RTD||4 (10)||14/07/2006||South Coast Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||36–1||Ed Mahone||TKO||4 (10)||24/03/2006||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||35–1||Bruce Seldon||KO||2 (10)||28/10/2005||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||34–1||Saul Montana||TKO||3 (10)||05/08/2005||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||33–1||Sedreck Fields||UD||8||23/04/2005||Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, Louisiana|
|Win||32–1||Ray Lunsford||TKO||2 (8)||05/02/2005||Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri|
|Win||31–1||Marcelo Aravena||KO||1 (8)||08/10/2004||Lakeside Casino, Osceola, Iowa|
|Win||30–1||Julius Long||KO||3 (12)||05/12/2003||Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa||Won vacant WBE Continental Americas Super Heavyweight title.|
|Win||29–1||Sherman Williams||UD||12||02/09/2003||Mountaineer Casino, Chester, West Virginia||Won vacant USBA Heavyweight title.|
|Win||28–1||Carlos Barcelete||KO||2 (10)||10/07/2003||Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado|
|Win||27–1||Brian Sargent||TKO||2 (8)||22/02/2003||Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minnesota|
|Win||26–1||Marvin Hill||TKO||1 (4)||04/10/2002||Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada|
|Win||25–1||Francis Royal||TKO||3 (6)||08/08/2002||Centennial Garden Arena, Bakersfield, California|
|Win||24–1||Jose Flores||TKO||1 (6)||10/05/2002||Lakeside Casino, Osceola, Iowa|
|Win||23–1||Joe Lenhart||UD||5||30/01/2002||Level Nightclub, Miami Beach, Florida|
|Win||22–1||Jeff Ford||KO||1 (?)||14/08/2001||Mountaineer Casino, Chester, West Virginia|
|Win||21–1||Ed White||KO||1 (4)||17/07/2001||State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa|
|Win||20–1||George Chamberlain||TKO||1 (?)||01/06/2001||Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota|
|Win||19–1||Undra Hawkins||TKO||1 (?)||30/03/2001||Tama, Iowa|
|Win||18–1||Jason Nicholson||TKO||2 (?)||20/03/2001||Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City|
|Loss||17–1||Jeff Ford||KO||1 (4)||31/01/2001||Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, Missouri|
|Win||17–0||Andy Sample||KO||1 (10)||01/12/2000||Grand Victoria Casino, Rising Sun, Indiana||Won USBA Regional Heavyweight title.|
|Win||16–0||Nick Flores||TKO||1 (8)||13/10/2000||Harvey's Casino, Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|Win||15–0||Greg Suttington||TKO||2 (6)||29/09/2000||Station Casino, Missouri, Missouri|
|Win||14–0||Dan Kosmicki||TKO||1 (6)||15/09/2000||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||13–0||George Chamberlain||TKO||1 (10)||25/08/2000||Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa||Won vacant USA Iowa State Heavyweight title.|
|Win||12–0||Curtis McDorman||KO||1 (?)||28/07/2000||Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada|
|Win||11–0||Kevin Rosier||TKO||1 (4)||28/04/2000||Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut|
|Win||10–0||Travis Fulton||KO||1 (4)||17/02/2000||River Center, Davenport, Iowa|
|Win||9–0||Richard Davis||KO||1 (4)||10/02/2000||Harvey's Casino, Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|Win||8–0||Harold Johnson||KO||1 (4)||24/11/1999||Fiesta Palace, Waukegan, Illinois|
|Win||7–0||Brian McNeff||TKO||1 (4)||19/10/1999||KC Market Center, Missouri, Missouri|
|Win||6–0||Chris McCarl||KO||1 (4)||23/07/1999||Ice Arena, Des Moines, Iowa|
|Win||5–0||Justin Wills||KO||1 (?)||01/06/1999||Des Moines, Iowa|
|Win||4–0||Darryl Becker||TKO||1 (4)||27/04/1999||Davenport, Iowa|
|Win||3–0||Eric Graham||KO||1 (4)||17/04/1999||Coliseum, Marshalltown, Iowa|
|Win||2–0||Richard Slack||TKO||1 (4)||20/03/1999||La Mesa Restaurant, Council Bluffs, Iowa|
|Win||1–0||Gerald Hill||TKO||1 (4)||10/02/1999||Meskwaki Casino, Tama, Iowa|
- "Luevano retains crown with split draw; DQ costs Soto". ESPN.com.
- "Luevano Held To Draw, Soto Shock, Barrett Wins". SecondsOut Boxing News.