“Suga” Rashad Evans is becoming a member of the rising record of fighters 40 and over who’re giving boxing a go.
Friday night, ESPN reported that former UFC gentle heavyweight champion and Corridor of Famer Rashad Evans, 41, is already in talks to compete in a boxing match. Names which have emerged as potential opponents are Logan Paul and Roy Jones Jr. It’s at present unknown how superior these talks are or which of these two names is extra prone to be landed as an opponent. In response to Evans’ supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, Oscar De La Hoya is also on this list if he gets past Vitor Belfort of their upcoming September combat.
Rashad Evans made his UFC arrival by profitable the second season of The Final Fighter in 2005. Evans then went on to stay unbeaten for the subsequent three years and seize the sunshine heavyweight championship with a victory over Forrest Griffin in 2008. Throughout his illustrious profession, Evans has earned wins over names like Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin, Michael Bisping, Quinton Jackson, and Tito Ortiz amongst many others.
Evans will probably be following the footsteps of Tyron Woodley, Anderson Silva, and the aforementioned Vitor Belfort as one other MMA legend over 40 seeking to make a profession transition in pursuit of profitable fights. Woodley is booked in opposition to Jake Paul on August 28, Silva in opposition to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a fight taking place tonight (June 19), and as talked about, Belfort is booked in opposition to Oscar De La Hoya on September 11.
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