Jorge Masvidal announces Gamebred Boxing 4 with UFC and Bellator veterans, Roy Jones Jr. vs Anthony Pettis in main event
Jorge Masvidal will not only take headlines on April 8 when he fights Gilbert Burns at UFC 287 in his hometown of Miami, Florida, but the week before his fight, he’s stealing the show in the boxing world. On Monday, while making an appearance on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Masvidal announced the fight card for ‘Gamebred Boxing 4’ which is scheduled to take place at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on April 1.
All of the fights will be professional bouts and the main event for the evening will feature former world champion and boxing superstar Roy Jones Jr facing former UFC and WEC champion, Anthony Pettis. All of the fights will be six rounds except for the main event which will be scheduled for eight rounds, which was first reported by MMA Fighting.
Also featured on the Gamebred Boxing 4 card is a stack of fights featuring former UFC and Bellator fighters, a couple which are rematches from MMA. Former UFC champion Jose Aldo, who will make his professional boxing debut on February 10 against Alberto Emmanuel Zambrano on UFC Fight Pass, will fight Jeremy Stephens on the April 1 event. Back in 2018, Aldo defeated Stephens by first-round TKO at UFC on FOX 30.
Another MMA rematch turned to boxing will be Vitor Belfort taking on Jacare Souza. In their first matchup at UFC 198, Souza defeated Belfort by second-round TKO and now he will make his professional boxing debut, looking to go up 2-0 over Belfort.
Having fought twice before on Gamebred Boxing, former UFC veteran Pearl Gonzalez will look to improve to 3-0 with the promotion when she takes on fellow UFC alum Gina Mazany.
Former Bellator, UFC, and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley will return to competition to face former MMA fighter turned boxer, Anthony Taylor. Daley, who retired from active competition following his win over Wendell Giacomo at Bellator 281 last year did turn down a boxing match against Dan Hardy last year before retirement, but now is set to make his return inside a boxing ring to take on Taylor.
Here is the Gamebred Boxing 4 card as currently scheduled for April 1:
- Roy Jones Jr vs Anthony Pettis
- Vitor Belfort vs Jacare Souza
- Jose Aldo vs Jeremy Stephens
- Pearl Gonzalez vs Gina Mazany
- Paul Daley vs Anthony Taylor
- Devin Cushing vs Damian Marciano
- Dillon Klecker vs Josh Burns
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