Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Cruiserweight contender in Cruces

Unbeaten cruiserweight Eric Fields is in Las Cruces getting in some sparring with unbeaten heavyweight David Rodriguez and amateur light heavyweight Siju Shabazz at the Sammy Burke Youth Boxing Center.

Fields is 9-0 with seven knockouts and he is getting ready for a Dec. 1 fight in Tacoma, Wash., against 18-9 Gary Gomez. That fight is set for 10 rounds.

The 25-year-old Fields is a former national champion and has fought internationally for the U.S. amateur team.

He fought on the same team as Las Cruces' Austin Trout against Korea two years ago and like Trout, won his fight.

— Felix