01.08.05 – Huge, hard-hitting heavyweight Tye Fields of Las Vegas faces veteran Saul Montana of Los Cabos, Mexico, in the 10-round main event on the nationally and internationally televised “Guilty Fight Night” card promoted by Guilty Boxing Aug. 5, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev..
The 30-year-old Fields has a record of 33-1 with 30 knockouts while the 34-year-old Montana has a record of 43-12 with 37 knockouts.
The six-foot-nine-and-one-half-inch, 275-pound Fields has a whopping 1l-inch height and 15-inch reach advantage over Montana. But Montana has met far better competition.
Fields, a southpaw with an 86-inch reach, was the United States Boxing Association heavyweight champion during parts of 2003 and 2004. He was injured during the first part of 2004 and eventually voluntarily relinquished the championship. The native of Missoula, Mont., won the USBA title Sept. 2, 2003, in Chester, W. Va., when he fought the toughest opponent he has met during his six-and-one-half-year career, Sherman Williams, who he decisioned over 12 rounds.
Montana, originally from Acapulco, Mexico, has fought Virgil Hill for the World Boxing Association cruiserweight championship and Vassiliy Jirov for the International Boxing Federation cruiserweight title.
Montana also has faced former IBF cruiserweight, super middleweight and middleweight champion James Toney and ex-IBF cruiserweight champ Uriah Grant.
Montana currently is ranked No. 24 among heavyweights by the World Boxing Council.
Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are seen domestically on America One, Comcast Sports Chicago, DirecTV, Dish Network and The Urban Network; in Europe, Africa and middle eastern countries on Fox Sports International; in Europe and Africa on BEN Television; in the Caribbean on WCVI Super Station; and in Japan.
Guilty Boxing’s weekly cards are seen in 202 million households worldwide, making Guilty Productions one of the fastest-growing providers of boxing television programming in the world.
This is another in the ongoing series of “Guilty Fight Night” cards. The innovative Guilty Boxing series was launched last May and has presented cards in Arizona, California, Connecticut and Mexico as well as Las Vegas.
An eight-round bout on the Guilty Boxing card features super featherweight Arturo Quintero (14-2, 9 KOs) of Las Vegas against Wes Ferguson (10-1-1, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas.
Six-round bouts on the Guilty Boxing card include: undefeated heavyweight Preston Hartzog (15-0-1, 4 KOs) of Las Vegas against Willie Chapman (18-21-3, 5 KOs) of Las Vegas; super welterweight Joaquin Zamora (7-2-1, 6 KOs) of Santa Fe, N.M., against Farid Shaid (3-5, 2 KOs) of Las Vegas; lightweight Cristian Lopez (7-0, 4 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, against Kevin Carmody (4-4-1, 0 KOs) of Philadelphia; and super flyweight Juan Mercedes (6-1, 5 KOs) of Tijuana against an opponent to be determined.
Four-round bouts on the Guilty Boxing card include: welterweight Cedric Holmes (Pro Debut) of Las Vegas against Manuel Garcia (0-1-1) of Fresno, Calif.; lightweight Angel Estrada (1-0, 1 KO) of San Diego against an opponent to be determined; and super featherweight Juan Garcia (5-0, 2 KOs) of Phoenix against an opponent to be determined.
The Guilty Boxing card starts at 7 p.m. (Pacific).
Commentators for Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are “The Colonel” Bob Sheridan and Benny Ricardo. Sheridan, a Boxing Hall of Fame inductee, has worked almost 800 world championship bouts on six continents during a career that has spanned more than five decades. Ricardo, for 11 years a place kicker on four NFL teams, also is a veteran announcer and has covered the biggest events in the sports world, ranging from Super Bowls to World Cups.