Tye Fields

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Tye Fields
Statistics
Real name Walter Tyeson Fields
Nickname(s) Big Sky
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 8 in (203 cm)
Reach 82
Nationality American
Born (1975-02-08) February 8, 1975 (age 42)
Missoula, Montana, U.S.
Stance Southpaw
Boxing record
Total fights 54
Wins 49
Wins by KO 44
Losses 5

Walter Tyeson "Tye" Fields (born February 8, 1975) is an American former professional boxer who held the USBA heavyweight title.

Boxing career[edit]

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 PacquiaoDavid 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.[1][2]

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[edit]

54 fights, 49 wins (44 knockouts), 5 losses[3]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 49–5 Poland Mariusz Wach TKO 6 (12) 24/03/2012 United States Resorts Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey For WBC International heavyweight title.
Win 49–4 United States Raphael Butler TKO 6 (10) 07/10/2011 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 48–4 Canada David Whittom RTD 3 (8) 24/06/2011 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Loss 47–4 Cuba Mike Perez TKO 1 (3) 07/05/2011 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom Prizefighter Tournament, International heavyweight final.
Win 47–3 Germany Konstantin Airich KO 1 (3) 07/05/2011 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom Prizefighter Tournament, International heavyweight semi-final.
Win 46–3 United Kingdom Michael Sprott SD 3 07/05/2011 United Kingdom Alexandra Palace, Muswell Hill, London, England, United Kingdom Prizefighter Tournament, International heavyweight quarter-final.
Loss 45–3 United States Michael Grant KO 3 (10) 11/03/2011 United States Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 45–2 Canada Raymond Olubowale TKO 3 (6) 04/02/2011 Canada Molson Centre, Barrie, Ontario, Canada Canadian Heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 44–2 Canada Ken Frank TKO 3 (6) 19/11/2010 Canada Shaw Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 43–2 United States Galen Brown TKO 3 (10) 30/10/2009 Canada Palace Banquet Centre, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Win 42–2 United States Nicolai Firtha KO 6 (12) 20/06/2009 Canada The Venue at River Cree, Enoch, Alberta, Canada Won vacant USA Native American Boxing Council heavyweight title.
Loss 41–2 United States Monte Barrett KO 1 (10) 28/06/2008 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 41–1 United States Roderick Willis TKO 1 (10) 13/03/2008 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 40–1 United States Chris Koval TKO 1 (10) 20/12/2007 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 39–1 United States Domonic Jenkins RTD 7 (10) 09/08/2007 United States Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 38–1 United States Kendrick Releford UD 10 25/01/2007 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 37–1 United States Maurice Harris RTD 4 (10) 14/07/2006 United States South Coast Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 36–1 United States Ed Mahone TKO 4 (10) 24/03/2006 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 35–1 United States Bruce Seldon KO 2 (10) 28/10/2005 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 34–1 Mexico Saul Montana TKO 3 (10) 05/08/2005 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 33–1 United States Sedreck Fields UD 8 23/04/2005 United States Blackham Coliseum, Lafayette, Louisiana
Win 32–1 United States Ray Lunsford TKO 2 (8) 05/02/2005 United States Savvis Center, St. Louis, Missouri
Win 31–1 Canada Marcelo Aravena KO 1 (8) 08/10/2004 United States Lakeside Casino, Osceola, Iowa
Win 30–1 United States Julius Long KO 3 (12) 05/12/2003 United States Polk County Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa Won vacant WBE Continental Americas Super Heavyweight title.
Win 29–1 The Bahamas Sherman Williams UD 12 02/09/2003 United States Mountaineer Casino, Chester, West Virginia Won vacant USBA Heavyweight title.
Win 28–1 Brazil Carlos Barcelete KO 2 (10) 10/07/2003 United States Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio, Colorado
Win 27–1 United States Brian Sargent TKO 2 (8) 22/02/2003 United States Shooting Star Casino, Mahnomen, Minnesota
Win 26–1 United States Marvin Hill TKO 1 (4) 04/10/2002 United States Edgewater Hotel & Casino, Laughlin, Nevada
Win 25–1 United States Francis Royal TKO 3 (6) 08/08/2002 United States Centennial Garden Arena, Bakersfield, California
Win 24–1 United States Jose Flores TKO 1 (6) 10/05/2002 United States Lakeside Casino, Osceola, Iowa
Win 23–1 United States Joe Lenhart UD 5 30/01/2002 United States Level Nightclub, Miami Beach, Florida
Win 22–1 United States Jeff Ford KO 1 (?) 14/08/2001 United States Mountaineer Casino, Chester, West Virginia
Win 21–1 United States Ed White KO 1 (4) 17/07/2001 United States State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa
Win 20–1 United States George Chamberlain TKO 1 (?) 01/06/2001 United States Civic Center, Bismarck, North Dakota
Win 19–1 United States Undra Hawkins TKO 1 (?) 30/03/2001 United States Tama, Iowa
Win 18–1 United States Jason Nicholson TKO 2 (?) 20/03/2001 United States Central Plaza Hotel, Oklahoma City
Loss 17–1 United States Jeff Ford KO 1 (4) 31/01/2001 United States Ameristar Casino, Kansas City, Missouri
Win 17–0 United States Andy Sample KO 1 (10) 01/12/2000 United States Grand Victoria Casino, Rising Sun, Indiana Won USBA Regional Heavyweight title.
Win 16–0 Mexico Nick Flores TKO 1 (8) 13/10/2000 United States Harvey's Casino, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Win 15–0 United States Greg Suttington TKO 2 (6) 29/09/2000 United States Station Casino, Missouri, Missouri
Win 14–0 United States Dan Kosmicki TKO 1 (6) 15/09/2000 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 13–0 United States George Chamberlain TKO 1 (10) 25/08/2000 United States Convention Center, Des Moines, Iowa Won vacant USA Iowa State Heavyweight title.
Win 12–0 United States Curtis McDorman KO 1 (?) 28/07/2000 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 11–0 United States Kevin Rosier TKO 1 (4) 28/04/2000 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut
Win 10–0 United States Travis Fulton KO 1 (4) 17/02/2000 United States River Center, Davenport, Iowa
Win 9–0 Puerto Rico Richard Davis KO 1 (4) 10/02/2000 United States Harvey's Casino, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Win 8–0 United States Harold Johnson KO 1 (4) 24/11/1999 United States Fiesta Palace, Waukegan, Illinois
Win 7–0 United States Brian McNeff TKO 1 (4) 19/10/1999 United States KC Market Center, Missouri, Missouri
Win 6–0 United States Chris McCarl KO 1 (4) 23/07/1999 United States Ice Arena, Des Moines, Iowa
Win 5–0 United States Justin Wills KO 1 (?) 01/06/1999 United States Des Moines, Iowa
Win 4–0 United States Darryl Becker TKO 1 (4) 27/04/1999 United States Davenport, Iowa
Win 3–0 United States Eric Graham KO 1 (4) 17/04/1999 United States Coliseum, Marshalltown, Iowa
Win 2–0 United States Richard Slack TKO 1 (4) 20/03/1999 United States La Mesa Restaurant, Council Bluffs, Iowa
Win 1–0 United States Gerald Hill TKO 1 (4) 10/02/1999 United States Meskwaki Casino, Tama, Iowa

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