Will Yuri Foreman Make The Switch To MMA?

Yesterday was certainly a great day for MMA and boxing fans. Some get all emotional about which sport is better but not me. I just like it when one event airs in the afternoon and the other in the evening. And based on my expectations prior to each event, I thought both were well worth my time. We’ll discuss them more later in the week.

Speaking of boxing and MMA, pro boxer Yuri Foreman (24-0, 8 KOs) stopped by to discuss his budding career and his last win against Andrey Tsurkan. Last month’s victory of Tsurkan was tremendously important for the Belarusian because he needed a big win following a lackluster performance against Anthony Thompson on the undercard of Judah-Cotto. Whether a win over Tsurkan qualifies as a “big” win is another question but at least he looked dominant.

So what does this have to do with MMA, you ask? Well, take a listen as Foreman discusses a potential switch to mixed martial arts, his Sambo training with Paulie Malignaggi and his thoughts on Fedor. Could Foreman be the first big name boxer to make the leap? Only time will tell but his interest certainly seems piqued.


Yuri Foreman – 01/20/08

(photo courtesy of Robert Caplin of the New York Times)

7 thoughts on “Will Yuri Foreman Make The Switch To MMA?”

  1. Believe it or not, I think Foreman is underrated. People who hate him are just anti-semites. there I said it.

  2. umm… i just saw that jones/ trinidad did over 500 000 PPV and im freaking out. Tyson/ kimbo slice freak show would do a mil easy… i want to see chyna/ st John on the undercard.

  3. I don’t know about a million but I think, if marketed correctly, it could definitely do at least 600,000.

    The worst part about the 500,000 paying to see Jones “turn back the clock” is that now Jones thinks he can fight again is challenging every 25-year-old contender.

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