MARCH 29, 2023 CHICAGO, IL JACOB DIETRICH
YouTube boxing has made boxing right into a joke. Jake Paul single handedly made boxing seem like one thing that was made for entertainers and douche baggage. Fortunately for fight followers, UFC celebrity, Jorge Masvidal, has his younger promotion referred to as Gamebred Boxing which is certain to be a number of enjoyable to each watch and be aside of. In the principle occasion, we have now OG of the boxing world, Roy Jones Jr, taking up a seasoned MMA vet, Anthony Pettis. Pettis will be capable to take the ring in his residence of Milwaukee, WI on Saturday and whereas he’s nonetheless signed to the PFL, this could possibly be the beginning of the subsequent step in his profession. The putting of Pettis has at all times been high notch and with a win over the legend in Jones Jr, Pettis will seemingly be showered with loads of alternatives. He might doubtlessly see challenges from stars of the YouTube boxing world like KSI, he might go dive straight into the skilled world and compete for actual belts in actual divisions with promotions like TopRank or Showtime Boxing, he might change into the face of Gamebred Boxing if that’s the route that Masvidal decides he needs to see this develop, or he can return to MMA and proceed on within the 2023 season of the PFL. For Jones Jr it is a nice alternative to remind us how nice he actually was. He can be seeking to play spoiler on Saturday night time when Pettis walks out in entrance of all his household, teammates, and pals. It seems each can be placing each their skilled boxing data on the road on Saturday night time and no matter win or lose for each fighters this needs to be an entertaining night time for all concerned.
So as to add icing to the cake, now retired and UFC Corridor of Famer, Jose Aldo can be dealing with off with Jeremy Stephens, the person who’s notorious for being the recipient of Conor McGregor’s “who the f*** is that man” quote. Jose Aldo retired from MMA with an expert report of 31-8 and seemed nearly unbeatable till Conor McGregor got here alongside and defeated Aldo. Aldo has at all times been properly revered and recognized to placed on nice fights and I consider we’ll get some model of this on Saturday night time which can be nice for Masvidal and his new promotion.
There are a couple of different fights value noting and for extra, I extremely encourage trying out a podcast I cohost which might be discovered beneath or wherever you discover your podcasts referred to as Floor N’ Pound MMA Podcast. We can be discussing this on this Fridays episode as we spotlight a pair fights that we’re keen to start out watching.