Sylvia to Abandon MMA for Boxing?
Fighters Only gives good blurb by quoting former UFC heavyweight
pondering a permanent move to pro boxing.
"It’s something I've always wanted to pursue and if it works out
like I'd like for it too [sic], I can switch over,” he told the
magazine. “I don't want to be done with MMA, but the money is a lot
better in boxing … I would love to fight some of the heavyweight
champs, you know? I mean the paydays are ridiculous!"
Yes, they are, providing you have a rabid country supporting you --
or you’re a densely muscled genetic freak who’s been boxing since
puberty. Sylvia has a good reach and credible stand-up skills
relative to MMA, but in boxing, he’s going to be channeling Randall
Cobb-levels of ineffectiveness.
And worse: 33 is an awfully advanced age to be debuting in anything
other than the local softball league. Wisely, Sylvia will ease his
way into it by taking on animated corpse Ray Mercer in
Alabama June 13. Try not to injure anyone while stampeding to the
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