Sylvia-Mercer Bout Moved to Alabama
The proposed Tim
boxing match that the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board
refused to sanction has apparently found a new home.
Speaking with Sherdog.com, promoter Monte Cox announced the
six-round heavyweight fight would be rescheduled for June 13 in
Alabama as the main event of Adrenaline III. The hybrid
boxing-mixed martial arts event will be held at the 17,000-seat
BJCC arena in Birmingham.
Cox confirmed that Alabama does not have a regulatory body to
oversee the fight.
Sylvia, 33, a former UFC heavyweight champion, will be making his
professional boxing debut against the 1988 Olympic gold
Mercer, who piled up a 36-7-1 record over his 20-year boxing
career, is a former WBO heavyweight champion who has also fought in
K-1 as well as dabbling in MMA. The 47-year-old dropped his only
MMA match, a bout sanctioned as an exhibition in New Jersey, to
“Kimbo Slice” Ferguson.
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