By Tom Hebert, FightNews Canada
The future of boxing looks big in Edmonton….very BIG. Standing 6’8 and weighing 260lbs Tye Fields (42-2, 38 KOs), formally fighting out of Montana but calling Edmonton his home, will be taking on Missouri’s Galen Brown (32-13-1, 19KOs) this Friday at the Palace Banquet Hall in Edmonton, Alberta.
Both fighters are southpaw’s however Fields has recently changed his fighting stance to orthodox after sparring with Chris Arreola, who was getting ready for his title opportunity against Vitali Klitscho. Fields has recently commented that he wants to knockout Brown within 3 rounds and then get ready for another fight within a couple months. Fields and his trainer, two time Canadian heavyweight champion Ken Lakusta, want to set up a big fight in early 2010 with either Shannon Briggs, Hasim Rahman or even Evander Holyfield, all former world champions.
“Big Sky” has certainly had some highs and lows in his 44 bout career. Four years ago, Fields scored his biggest victory when he destroyed former WBA heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon in 2 rounds in Vegas. Then disaster struck in the form of Monte Barrett who, on the undercard of Manny Pacquiao – David Diaz last year, finished off Fields in a mere 57 seconds.
Should Fields collect the victory this Friday, the boxer/promoter could find himself re-entered among the top 25 of the world.