Bailey Wants Bowling Rematch
Welterweight prospect Shamar
Bailey wants to revisit the one blemish that scars an otherwise
The 27-year-old Indianapolis firefighter will face UFC castoff
Strikeforce/M-1 Global “Fedor vs. Rogers” this Saturday at the
Sears Centre Arena in Hoffman Estates. I’ll. He looks back at his
April 2008 loss to unbeaten welterweight Roger
Bowling with contempt. Bowling stopped Bailey on first-round
strikes in the Revolution Fight League “Hostile Takeover” main
event in Louisville, Ky.
“I learned a couple of things,” Bailey said. “He never touched me
when we were on our feet. I slipped. He got on top of me, hit me a
few times and the referee stopped the fight. People who were there
won’t say anything different.
Bailey may get his shot at redemption inside Strikeforce. The San
Jose, Calif.-based promotion has agreed to terms on a contract with
Bowling. Should Bailey pass his first test against Kolosci, the
stage could be set for a rematch. Bowling has finished all six of
his opponents, including a nine-second knockout of International
Fight League veteran Seth
Baczynski in March.
“He’s making a name off me,” Bailey said. “We definitely need a
rematch. If I were him, I would want to know I was better.”
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