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Tye Fields-Roderick Willis Heavyweight Clash Headlines VERSUS “Fight Night” LIVE, March 13

Viewers will once again be able to score the bouts from home when Fight Night on VERSUS in collaboration with Top Rank Boxing presents a card headlined by heavyweight Tye Fields this Thursday night from the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada at 9 p.m. ET.Viewers can access the Versus Live Scorecard at www.versus.com and enter their own score based on the 10 point must system. VERSUS will post results throughout the fight card..

Viewers did not get time to post any scoring for Tye Field’s last bout on the network in December when he stopped Chris Koval in the first round. Fields (40-1, 36 KOs) will meet Roderick Willis (13-2-1, 7 KOs) in the 10-round main event, his fourth bout on the network.

The undercard will be highlighted by a 10-round lightweight bout between veteran Bobby Pacquiao (28-13-3, 13Kos) and unbeaten Urbano Antillon (21-0, 14 Kos).

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 fight.

VERSUS (VERSUS.com) celebrates real competition in all its forms. Now in more than 74 million homes, the network is the national cable home of the National Hockey League (NHL) and the Stanley Cup Playoffs as well as best-in-class events like The Tour de France, the America's Cup, the Professional Bull Riders (PBR), World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC), Professional Boxing, the Boston Marathon and Davis Cup. The network also offers collegiate sports from top conferences such as the Pac-10, Big 12 and Mountain West. VERSUS features the best field sports programming on television and is a destination for sports fans, athletes and sportsmen to find exclusive, competitive events that audiences can't find elsewhere. VERSUS, a wholly owned company of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ: CMCSA, CMCSK), is distributed via cable systems and satellite operators throughout the United States.

Article posted on 12.03.2008



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