Anderson Silva isn’t the only major MMA fighter who wants to compete as a boxer … it looks like Andrei Arlovski is getting ready to take the plunge as well.
MMA star Andrei Arlovski, the former UFC heavyweight champion from Belarus, has been training for a boxing career under the tutelage of trainer Freddie Roach. Arlovski, who has an MMA bout July 19, likely will make his professional boxing debut Sept. 13 (HBO PPV) in the opening fight on the Casamayor-Marquez card in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy.
It will be interesting to see who Arlovski is matched up with. Boxing matches are often booked with a specific winner and loser in mind (that’s where Gary Shaw got his booking style from), so unless Arlovski is getting thrown under the bus or just sucks hardcore, then I’d expect a pretty soft opponent that the Pitbull will defeat handily. Still, I’ll be tuning in for sure to see how he does.