STAMFORD, Conn. (July 25, 2007) – Tye “Big Sky” Fields (37-1, 33 KOs) one of the rising stars in the heavyweight division will face one of his biggest challenges to date in Cedric Boswell (24-1, 19 KOs) in a 10-round clash that will headline the next Fight Night on VERSUS in collaboration with Top Rank Boxing, Thursday, August 9 at 9 p.m. ET from the Hard Rock Hotel Casino in Las Vegas..
The 6’8” Fields has a 21-bout winning streak on the line. In his last fight, which was televised on VERSUS on January 25, Fields earned a 10-round unanimous decision over Kendrick Releford. The Las Vegas resident is hoping his win streak and climb through the heavyweight ranks continues as the southpaw prepares for his battle with Meehan.
Boswell, 6’3”, has put away both opponents this year in the first round, kayoing Steve Pannell in his last fight on May 18 in Colorado. He also scored a first round TKO over Robert Kooser in January in Detroit. His only loss came to Jameel McCline in 2003.
The undercard will be headlined by the 10-round welterweight bout between Joshua Clottey (31-2, 20 KOS) and Felix Flores (25-5, 18 KOs). In his last fight, the 29-year-old Clottey, originally from Ghana and now fighting out of the Bronx, New York, won a 10-round unanimous decision over Diego Corrales on April 7 in Springfield, Missouri. Against Corrales, Clottey scored a pair of late knockdowns to earn the unanimous decision. In his prior fight, Clottey received his first title shot against WBO champion Antonio Magarito and lost by decision, suffering a broken hand in the fourth round of the fight. Clottey is rated WBO #3, IBF #8, WBA #8 and WBC #9.
Veteran fight announcer Nick Charles and Wally Matthews, a veteran boxing writer who has covered the sport for two decades will host. Michael Buffer, the tuxedoed announcer who coined the catchphrase “Let’s get ready to rumble!” will again serve as the ring announcer for the live fights.
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