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Roy Jones Jr. vs Anthony Pettis Headlines Gamebred Boxing 4
By Rich Lopez
Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing will be having their fourth event this Saturday at the Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The event will be shown live on PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) and can be purchased through InDEMAND, PPV.com and UFC Fight Pass PPV. This will be a unique event where we will see MMA fighter’s crossing over to boxing and we will see the return of a boxing legend. The card will also feature some other boxing prospects.
In the main event, Boxing Hall of Famer Roy Jones Jr. (66-9, 47 KO’s) of Pensacola, Florida will face off with MMA star Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (pro debut) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. This is no April Fool’s Day joke as the 54-year-old Jones will be coming out of retirement and do battle again. The fight will be scheduled for eight rounds in the cruiserweight division. Jones is considered as one of the greatest fighters of all time and the best fighter of the decade in the 1990’s. Even though the age is a concern for Jones, he stated in the final press conference on Thursday that he just loves to fight. As for Pettis, he is a current MMA fighter that fights for The Professional Fighters League (PFL) and he is a former UFC and WEC World Lightweight Champion. Pettis is taking advantage of this opportunity to fight a legend in his hometown and give a good showing for his fans.
In the co-feature bout, former UFC and Cage Rage World Light Heavyweight Champion Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort (1-0) of Brazil, squares off with former Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza (pro debut) of Brazil. This will be a rematch between the two MMA legends. The first fight was won by Souza by TKO in the UFC back in 2016. Now they will square off in a boxing fight. This will be Belfort’s second pro boxing fight since his last fight in 2006 where he defeated Josemario Neves by a first round KO and this will be Souza’s first pro fight as a boxer. The fight will be in the cruiserweight division scheduled for six rounds.
Also on the main card, we will see MMA Hall of Famer Jose Aldo (1-0) of Brazil face off with Jeremy Stephens (pro debut) of Des Moines, Iowa in a six-round welterweight bout. This fight is also a rematch between the two fighters. The first fight was won by Aldo by a first round TKO in the UFC back in 2018. Aldo is coming off a win after his boxing pro debut back in February where he defeated Alberto Emmanuel Zambrano by decision. Aldo stated at the final press conference on Thursday that he is looking to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition bout but needs to get past Stephens first. This will be Stephens’s pro boxing debut.
In addition to MMA fighters making their boxing appearances we will also have upcoming prospects on the main card.
Luis Feliciano (16-0, 8 KOs) of Milwaukee, Wisconsin will take on Clarence Booth (21-7, 13 KOs) of Jacksonville, Florida in an eight-round super lightweight bout. Feliciano will look to test himself against a tough veteran with experience.
Also, we will see Devin Cushing (12-0, 9 KOs) of Pensacola, Florida face off with Damian David Marchiano (18-11-1, 7 KOs) of Buenos Aires, Argentina in a six-round super featherweight bout. Cushing will also be testing himself against a battled tested veteran.
In a women’s bout, Pearl “The Chi-Town Princess” Gonzalez (2-0, 1 KO) of Chicago, Illinois will square off against Gina “Danger” Mazany (pro debut) of Anchorage, Alaska in a six-round featherweight contest. Both women have competed in the UFC. Gonzalez has also competed in bareknuckle fights and will be having her third fight as a pro boxer. This will be Mazany’s pro boxing debut.
The opening bout of the PPV telecast will be in the heavyweight division scheduled for six rounds. MMA and Bareknuckle fighter Dillon “Bad Boy” Cleckler will face off with MMA and Bareknuckle fighter Josh “The Hammer” Burns. Both fighters will be making their pro boxing debut.
Before the main PPV card, there will also be prelim fights to start the night. The prelims will be available free on Facebook, YouTube and UFC Fight Pass.
Former UFC and BKFC fighter Joe Riggs takes on former UFC fighter Markus Perez in a six-round cruiserweight bout. Both fighters are making their pro boxing debuts.
Also making their pro boxing debuts in a women’s fight is Bi Nguyen against Andy Nguyen in a four-round bantamweight contest. This will be a rubber match between the two MMA fighters who have a victory over each other.
Another female four-round lightweight bout will take place as MMA fighters Danielle Wynn and Danielle Cohen square off. Cohen will be making her pro debut, while Wynn is 0-1 in her boxing career.
Also in action, Javier Zamarron (2-0, 2 KOs) will take on MMA fighter Roberto Armas (pro debut) in a four-round super featherweight matchup.
Lastly, Cade Howell (3-1, 3 KOs) will appear in a four-round welterweight bout.
This is a very interesting card that Gamebred Boxing has put together where fans of both combat sports of boxing and MMA should tune into Saturday night.
ROY JONES JR. VS. ANTHONY PETTIS
JONES JR.: 199.1 lbs
PETTIS: 198.5 lbs
VITOR BELFORT VS. RONALDO SOUZA
BELFORT – 200.9 lbs
SOUZA – 199.9 lbs
JOSE ALDO VS. JEREMY STEPHENS
ALDO – 148 lbs
STEPHENS – 146.9 lbs
LUIS FELICIANO VS. CLARENCE BOOTH
FELICIANO – 143.5 lbs
BOOTH –144.8 lbs
DEVIN CUSHING VS. DAMIAN MARCHIANO
CUSHING – 131.6 lbs
MARCHIANO – 130 lbs
PEARL GONZALEZ VS. GINA MAZANY
GONZALEZ –125.7 lbs
MAZANY – 126.5 lbs
CECIL CLECKLER VS. JOSHUA BURNS
CLECKLER – 248.5 lbs
BURNS – 275.4 lbs
BI NGUYEN VS. ANDY NGUYEN – 4 Rounds, Bantamweights
B. NGUYEN – 119.6 lbs
A. NGUYEN – 120 lbs
JOE RIGGS VS. MARKUS PEREZ – 4 Rounds, Cruiserweights
RIGGS – 200.2 lbs
PEREZ – 199.8 lbs
MANDEEP JANGRA vs. RYAN REBER, 4 Rounds Lightweights
JANGRA – 133.9
REBER – 133.9
JAVIER ZAMARRON VS. ROBERTO ARMAS, 4 Rounds, Super Featherweights
ZAMARRON – 131 lbs
ARMAS – 130.8 lbs
CADE HOWELL VS. CHRISTOPHER WINGATE – 4 Rounds, Welterweights
HOWELL – 147.6 lbs
WINGATE – 148 lbs
DANIELLE WYNN VS. DANIELLE COHEN, 4 Rounds, Lightweights
WYNN – 135.4 lbs
COHEN – 134.7 lbs
Photo Credit: Phil Lambert/Gamebred Boxing