Arlovski to make pro boxing debut Sep.13 on PPV

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Vote4Fedro
7/4/08 11:25:28AM
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.Link
Vote4Fedro
7/4/08 11:26:36AM
I hope Anderson doesn't see this and get any crazy ideas.
bojangalz
7/4/08 11:47:59AM
Kind of suprised that Affliction doesn't have some sort of non-compete timetable written into their contract language. He's just two weeks from a MMA fight, and he's volunteering to get his head punched. I'm sure he's been given a pretty safe opponent, but this seams to me like an unnecessary risk at this point.

Either way- i won't be purchasing it because boxing is boring (and it'll be on the video section here within hours anyway).
Vote4Fedro
7/4/08 11:54:53AM

Posted by bojangalz

Kind of suprised that Affliction doesn't have some sort of non-compete timetable written into their contract language. He's just two weeks from a MMA fight, and he's volunteering to get his head punched. I'm sure he's been given a pretty safe opponent, but this seams to me like an unnecessary risk at this point.

Either way- i won't be purchasing it because boxing is boring (and it'll be on the video section here within hours anyway).



The boxing match is almost 2 months after the Affliction Banned show.
CantAndleDaRiddum
7/4/08 12:02:51PM
how have i not already heard about this?
Vote4Fedro
7/4/08 12:04:26PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum

how have i not already heard about this?



You're slipping in your old age.
NatedawgThaM
7/4/08 12:46:51PM
I think this is great! Especially with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach in his corner. He's always had fast. powerful hands and at Heavyweight in boxing, I think he could EASILY unify all the titles.

Great news.
DiabloFreak56
7/4/08 12:57:43PM
this could be good... hopefully wins this fight
CornishMMA
7/4/08 1:00:27PM
He will miss using his sambo

Its a nice little quirky thing but i hope he doesnt do it too much cos he needs to stay in mma and fight more often, he has been inactive enough of late (not his fault i know but still)
joshryanshepherd
7/4/08 1:35:04PM
i say Arlovski accidentally shoots in for a single......haha just playing. i think he will do great in boxing, those big pretty red gloves are much easier to take across the chin than the mma ones. and their inst much strikes to be worrying about just hands...
jae_1833
7/4/08 1:38:11PM

GAY!!!! This will not help his MMA career and to me is just a way to lean more on his striking (hands) to continue his paydays. I think the guy should take some time to enhance his ground game, and then utilize it to GNP his way to some significant fights. (And I'm and AA fan!)
EON
7/4/08 2:47:51PM
My guess is he'll stay with MMA hes just trying something new, JLB has 99% kickboxer fights and 1% mma fights, point is you can have a few boxing fights and stay with your strengths (MMA suits Andrei better than boxing imo)
StorminYourman
7/4/08 4:25:29PM
i hope he wins and shuts up a bunch of these boxing fanatics saying MMA guys are not real fighters and any real boxer can take them out.
Gipper
7/4/08 4:42:51PM
i guess i'll have to start watching a bit of boxing.
Figsak
7/4/08 8:43:06PM
I was a boxing fan for years before I found MMA. Now to me, going back to watching boxing is like going from crazy hot internet porn back to Penthouse. I fall asleep in both cases.
IriShame
7/4/08 8:58:26PM

Posted by jae_1833


GAY!!!! This will not help his MMA career and to me is just a way to lean more on his striking (hands) to continue his paydays. I think the guy should take some time to enhance his ground game, and then utilize it to GNP his way to some significant fights. (And I'm and AA fan!)



Gay? Really? Come on dude. It's not like he's assfucking another dude. They're still punching each other in the face. Yeah buddy, super gay.
CantAndleDaRiddum
7/4/08 9:27:39PM

Posted by IriShame


Posted by jae_1833


GAY!!!! This will not help his MMA career and to me is just a way to lean more on his striking (hands) to continue his paydays. I think the guy should take some time to enhance his ground game, and then utilize it to GNP his way to some significant fights. (And I'm and AA fan!)



Gay? Really? Come on dude. It's not like he's assfucking another dude. They're still punching each other in the face. Yeah buddy, super gay.

bigbubbano23
7/5/08 1:10:51AM
whatever gets him back to the ufc is ok with me. but i don't think this will help much
EliasG
7/5/08 2:00:19AM
I'm not sure all of you have a complete grip on the differences between the pay in boxing and mma. Mma a top fighter might get paid at most 250K for a fight with a "maybe" bonus.


Pavlik will get 2.5 million for his next fight. Pavlik. Pavlik is the equivalent of a BJ Penn type draw in MMA. He's not the biggest draw even in his own weight class but he's a good draw and may be the most talented in his immediate weight class. No matter what show Pavlik puts on he'll be overshadowed by Calzaghe v. RJJ---but he STILL WILL MAKE 2.5 MILLION Dollars.

Boxing is boring? MMA fighters don't want to box? You're out of your mind if you thi nk that. Guys wish they could be good draws for boxing so that they can make even more money.
Sam_Rothstein
7/5/08 3:27:34AM
if any mma fighter were to make it big in boxing it would be arlovski. throw in freddie roach and pop him in a weak division.

i hope it works out good for him, he could make a lot more money and the bigger gloves might make it easiar for him to cover his chin
Vote4Fedro
7/5/08 3:46:11AM

Posted by Figsak

I was a boxing fan for years before I found MMA. Now to me, going back to watching boxing is like going from crazy hot internet porn back to Penthouse. I fall asleep in both cases.



Sig worthy dude.

Seems now boxing wants to draw some attention by having an MMA fighter compete. Oh how the worm has turned.
loller90278
7/5/08 3:55:03AM
man, a freddy roach trained andrei arlovski would basically be unstoppable. can't wait to see him make rothwell into a punching bag soon
Figsak
7/5/08 6:48:51AM

Posted by Vote4Fedro


Posted by Figsak

I was a boxing fan for years before I found MMA. Now to me, going back to watching boxing is like going from crazy hot internet porn back to Penthouse. I fall asleep in both cases.



Sig worthy dude.

Seems now boxing wants to draw some attention by having an MMA fighter compete. Oh how the worm has turned.



I'd venture to say Boxing gives a rats cock about AA. I think it's more AA looking for another stage to showcase his skills (and collect a check) just in case the rest of his MMA career doesn't pan out as it should.

Just a hunch
EliasG
7/5/08 11:39:58AM

Posted by Figsak


Posted by Vote4Fedro


Posted by Figsak

I was a boxing fan for years before I found MMA. Now to me, going back to watching boxing is like going from crazy hot internet porn back to Penthouse. I fall asleep in both cases.



Sig worthy dude.

Seems now boxing wants to draw some attention by having an MMA fighter compete. Oh how the worm has turned.



I'd venture to say Boxing gives a rats cock about AA. I think it's more AA looking for another stage to showcase his skills (and collect a check) just in case the rest of his MMA career doesn't pan out as it should.

Just a hunch



truth
Vote4Fedro
7/5/08 12:43:54PM

Posted by Figsak


Posted by Vote4Fedro


Posted by Figsak

I was a boxing fan for years before I found MMA. Now to me, going back to watching boxing is like going from crazy hot internet porn back to Penthouse. I fall asleep in both cases.



Sig worthy dude.

Seems now boxing wants to draw some attention by having an MMA fighter compete. Oh how the worm has turned.



I'd venture to say Boxing gives a rats cock about AA. I think it's more AA looking for another stage to showcase his skills (and collect a check) just in case the rest of his MMA career doesn't pan out as it should.

Just a hunch



When we see how much he is making we will know for sure.
SmileR
7/5/08 1:29:53PM

Posted by CantAndleDaRiddum

how have i not already heard about this?



Wasn't it in the works since he started training with Freddie Roach? The state the HW devision of boxing as well as MMA I seriously wouldn't be surprised if he captures a belt in the next few years.

WAR AA
jay98107
7/5/08 2:49:41PM

Posted by NatedawgThaM

I think this is great! Especially with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach in his corner. He's always had fast. powerful hands and at Heavyweight in boxing, I think he could EASILY unify all the titles.

Great news.



Sorry, but there is absolutely no way Arlovski could ever win one major belt in the Heavyweight division, let alone four. I think mma fans underestimate the skills of boxers when the topic of an mma practitioner fighting one comes up
EliasG
7/5/08 2:56:30PM
I might agree with you but alot of E U guys started with boxing so it's not foreign to them. It doesn't even matter though, if he can get enough publicity and be good enough to TRY for a title, then he can make well over 1 million for 1 fight---something no UFC or mma fighter is currently doing.
tdietel01
7/5/08 4:16:30PM
I just want to watch him fight!! i would much rather it be mma but i will take what i can get.
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