Knockout American fighter Tye Fields is the latest man to join the line-up for Prizefighter International Heavyweights Alexandra Palace on May 7.
The 6ft 8in southpaw known as “Big Sky” has 41 knockouts from his 45 wins as a pro, and his incredible knockout percentage means fans are in for a treat when the 36 year-old enters the ring in the 18th edition of Matchroom Sport’s eight-man, one night tournaments, live on Sky Sports.
Fields turned pro in 1999 and he won his first 14 fights with knockouts or stoppages inside the first round. In total, 27 of Fields’ 48 professional fights have ended inside three minutes – including two of his three losses – and 40 of his fights have finished inside three rounds. The Montana born fighter, who now lives in Canada, counts former World champion Bruce Seldon, Saul Montana, Ed Mahone and Maurice Harris as notable scalps in his career so far.
“I'm delighted to welcome Tye to the Prizefighter International Heavyweights line up,” said Matchroom Sport’s managing director Eddie Hearn. “With 45 wins and 41 knockouts, Tye is the perfect choice for the event and fans can expect fireworks from him on May 7. This event is shaping up to be a classic and all the fighters know that victory here could lead to a World Title shot later this year.”
He joins fellow American Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson who boasts 24 victories and just one defeat, a points loss to Vitali Klitschko in a WBC title challenge in December 2009, David Haye’s Puerto Rican sparring partner Fres Oquendo and unbeaten Irish-based Cuban Mike ‘The Rebel’ Perez, who holds ten knockout victories from 13 fights, all inside three rounds.
UK Prizefighter Heavyweight champion Michael Sprott will be flying the flag on home-soil while French Heavyweight champ Gregory Tony and big-hitting German Konstantin Airich, who holds 13 knockouts from 16 wins and is remembered for a crazy fight with Danny Williams in May 2008, are also confirmed in the line-up, with one fighter still to be named.
Tickets for Prizefighter International Heavyweights at London’s Alexandra Palace on Saturday 7 May are available from Matchroom Sport priced £35 unreserved, £50 and £60 ringside and £120 VIP – to buy call Matchroom Sport on 01277 359900.