Fields Stops Jenkins in 7th round!

tye fields10.08.07 - By Ron Hansen: Heavyweight prospect Tye Fields (39-1, 35 KOs) stopped last minute replacement Dominic Jenkins (12-7-1, 6 KOs) in the 7th round on Thursday night at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6’9” 257 lb Fields completely dominated the over-matched Jenkins, hitting him with an enormous amount of punches in every round. However, as usual, Field’s punches were mostly arm shots thrown with little power or form, hence his ability to throw a lot of them.

In virtually every round, Fields, 32, would back Jenkins up against the ropes and then unload on him with non-stop shots, many of them missing, of course. However, due to the sheer volume thrown, Jenkins was reduced to that of a heavy bag for Field’s punches.

For his part, Jenkins was seldom able to offer up any offense of his own, instead focusing on trying to cover up and wait out Field’s steady bombardments. It was a strategy doomed for failure, as Field’s never tires and can throw 80-90 punches a round for an entire fight, something unheard of for most heavyweights. However, when Jenkins did let his hands go, he had no problem hitting Fields, who seemed to care little about things like defense. In fact, Field’s defense is really his offense, which keeps most of his normally overmatched opponents too busy absorbing shots to even consider throwing anything back at him.

Afterwards, Fields called out boxing veteran Hasim Rahman, a daring move considering Field’s lack of quality opposition thus far. Rahman, 34, even at this stage in his career, would seem like too big of a jump up in competition for Fields to successfully make.

Article posted on 10.08.2007

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