24.10.05 – Former World Boxing Association heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon of Camden, N.J., faces Tye Fields of Las Vegas in the 10-round main event on the nationally and internationally televised “Guilty Fight Night” card promoted by Guilty Boxing Oct. 28, at the Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev..
World-ranked Cristobal Cruz of Tijuana, Mexico, meets Gerardo Zayas of Tijuana in the 10-round featherweight semi-main event.
Seldon, the WBA heavyweight champion for more than two years from 1994 to 1996, has a record of 35-5 with 31 knockouts while Fields, the former International Boxing Federation United States Boxing Association heavyweight champ, has a mark of 34-1 with 31 knockouts.
Cruz, ranked No. 22 by the World Boxing Council, has a record of 32-7-1 with 21 knockouts while Zayas has a mark of 10-16-2 with 10 knockouts.
Seldon is in only his fourth fight since being dethroned by Mike Tyson Sept. 7, 1996. The
38-year-old Seldon was inactive for seven-and-one-half years until returning during 2004. His most recent bout was 17 1/2-month ago.
The 6-foot-9-inch Fields has a seven-and-one-half-inch height and eight-inch (86 to 78) reach advantage. The 30-year-old Fields, a southpaw, was the USBA heavyweight champion during 2003 and 2004 before relinquishing it because of inactivity. He’s coming off a third-round knockout of Saul Montana on a Guilty Boxing card Aug. 5 in Las Vegas.
The 28-year-old Cruz has won four of his past five fights by knockout, including his most recent, a six-round knockout of Francisco Dianzo on a Guilty Boxing card May 6 in Tijuana.
Zayas, also 28, has won his past two bouts, a 10-round decision over Baudel Cardenas Sept. 30 in Navojoa, Mexico, and another 10-round verdict on a Guilty Boxing card June 17 in Tijuana.
Guilty Boxing’s “Guilty Fight Night” telecasts are seen throughout the United States and internationally in Europe, Africa, middle eastern countries, the Caribbean and Japan.
Guilty Boxing’s weekly “Guilty Fight Night” 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 May of 2004 and has presented cards in Arizona, California, Connecticut and Mexico as well as Las Vegas.
Six-round fights on the nine-bout Guilty Boxing card include: middleweight Donovan George (6-0-1, 5 KOs) of Chicago against Julio Lanzas (3-4-1, 1 KO) of Colorado Springs, Colo.; bantamweight Juan Mercedes (10-1, 7 KOs) of Tijuana against Rodolfo Garay (14-3-1, 8 KOs) of Guasave, Mexico; and super flyweight Sergio Espinoza (9-2-1, 4 KOs) of Lemon Grove, Calif., against Giovanni Soto (16-6-1, 12 KOs) of Guasave.
Four-round fights on the Guilty Boxing card include: cruiserweight Aaron Williams
(4-0-1, 3 KOs) of Las Vegas against an opponent to be determined; super lightweight Lester Belmoris (0-1) of Las Vegas against an opponent to be determined, super featherweight Dominic Coca (4-0, 1 KO) of Las Vegas against Charlie Valdez (6-3, 2 KOs) of Tijuana and featherweight Vincent O’Neil (0-0-1) of Las Vegas against Saul Ochoa (1-2-1, 0 KOs) of Phoenix.
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.