Andrei Arlovski Professional Boxer?

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Updated: July 7, 2008
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According to ESPN, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arloski will make his professional boxing debut on the Casamayor vs. Marquez HBO PPV card on September 13th. No Opponent has yet been announced.

Arlovski has been training with legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach in Los Angles, in preparation for his two fights.

The former UFC standout is scheduled to take on “Big” Ben Rothwell at “Affliction Banned” on July 19 from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

MMA star Andrei Arlovski, the former UFC heavyweight champion from Belarus, has been training for a boxing career under the tutelage of trainer Freddie Roach. Arlovski, who has an MMA bout July 19, likely will make his professional boxing debut Sept. 13 (HBO PPV) in the opening fight on the Casamayor-Marquez card in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy.

20 Comments

  1. steve

    July 6, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    He is probally thinking he could triple his pay in boxing. mma dont pay shit compared to that. His chin is questionable also.

  2. mmabully

    July 7, 2008 at 12:57 am

    He will do well in boxing, even with a glass chin. Those big boxing gloves he can take more to the face then most boxer's after being beat on in mma. Glass chin in mma is ok for boxing.

  3. Scooby Doo

    July 7, 2008 at 1:55 am

    I don't think he has a glass chin,cause if he did i don't think he would have that many wins after getting hit with 4 ounce gloves he would have more loses by ko's . Don't blame him for going into boxing there is no good heavy weights out there but a few. He should get into boxing he will make more than any ufc fighter or champ today. But He has to win good luck pitbull.

  4. Kash

    July 7, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Exactly. Its too bad that he is going to waste his MMA talent but it looks like he just wants more pay now.

  5. tlos

    July 7, 2008 at 9:03 am

    he's still doing the affliction card too huh? i hope he doesn't get knocked out on the 19th that way he can still make this fight. it should be interesting..

  6. Ryan S

    July 7, 2008 at 10:23 am

    That might make me start watching boxing now. No, probably not. There just isn't enough in boxing to keep me entertained. Plus, maybe it's just me, but last time I watched boxing, it seemed like no one liked eachother, like there was no respect.

  7. kom34

    July 7, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    i think arlovski will do well and i know he's only doing it for the payday. he really dominated mma with the exception of tim sylvia. i'll try to watch his match too.

  8. Onri

    July 7, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    Boxing used to be really cool. Tyson's glory days were before my time but I've been watching his old fights on ESPN and that guy was fun. He had Kimbo hype and Fedor talent. I think Arlovski will KO most of those out of shape Heavyweight chumps in boxing right now. I hope he cleans up.

  9. dane drebin

    July 14, 2008 at 3:21 pm

    why wouldnt arlovski do some boxing matches i bet he could make some bank

  10. tom

    July 15, 2008 at 12:04 am

    i hope arlovski does good

  11. roy

    July 15, 2008 at 1:54 am

    according to his people it all a rumor, he does plan on doing some boxing but nothing is lined up yet

  12. krage

    July 16, 2008 at 6:19 am

    he can possibly rule the division in boxing. However, what in the hell would lead you to think he has a glass jaw. He wasn't even out when Silvia dropped him in the 2nd fight, he was just in a bad position and the ref HAD to stop the fight.

  13. Puto Culero

    July 27, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Arlovski is going to get his silly ass knocked out! He's tough and one of the elite in MMA, but in boxing, he's going up against guys who specialize in this. Don't get me wrong, most MMA players can defeat a boxer, but look for knockout once he boxes a quality boxer.

  14. steve

    July 27, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Krage go back and watch the fights he has had and you will see that he has been dropped quite a few times and he was KO'd by Datsik who is way smaller then him and really not that powerful. Personally I think he has the beard to help his chin much like kimbo.All that hair has to help lol. But he cant take Fedors punches and he will fall down. Klitschko would kill him but yes that nis the champ but if Arlovski went into boxing you would think he would want to fight the best and thats wladimir. I love to watch boxing. It is on espn 2 every wed. frid. with good fights. I reccomend it to anyone who wants to learn a thing or 2 about throwing punches slipping jabs and footwork.

  15. STEVEO

    July 27, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    Weak chin or not, if a guy that weighs 220 240 hits you on the button your going down. So I dont think its fair to say he has a glass jaw, there are plenty of pro boxers that do to, alot of guys been knocked out plenty of times. To me this is a no brainer, he can make WAY more money in boxing than he can in MMA if he is successful so the risk is much less. I would rather worry about a right cross than getting caught in the clinch and getting my jaw destroyed by a knee.

  16. jake

    July 28, 2008 at 8:53 am

    Have you ever seen a heavyweight boxing match?? Those guys weigh 240 and they hit each other flush on the chin atleast 50 times. The people with weak chins get KO'd and the people with strong chins go down from exhaution more then the punch. And comparing a hook to a knee is retarded. With boxing a hook is just as deadly as a knee b/c boxers know how to throw hooks damn near perfect. Alteast the top boxers do. Now with mma knees are dangerous but both knees and hooks end the fight. I dont think that you are worried about how much something hurts but more about winning and not geting knocked out. I dont care if i get hit by a knee or a hook if they bloth knock you out. You step in there to win and anything short of that just sucks.

  17. jayz cant c me

    July 28, 2008 at 8:57 am

    true if they boith knock you out then it doesnt really matter what hits you. Besides more people die in boxing then in MMA so im not sure about your point about referring to a knee and a punch. As far as im concerned boxing is not the way to go for AA. He has a glass jaw and the boxers who can hit with a straight right down the pipe while AA is throwing one of those wide hooks is gonna put him out. He should stay in MMA where it is more of a brawl then a technical stand up war. He is a good stand up fighter compared to MMA guys but not near the lvl of boxers.

  18. Joe, NJ

    March 28, 2009 at 4:10 am

    IF Arlosfski takes this seriously, he will do OK with the "lower tier" contenders.

    Here are some fights that Arlofski does well in WITHOUT any "tune ups".

    Sam Peter. Yup…based on his performance against Chambers last night.

    Juan Carlos Gomez

    Ray Mercer

    These are just a few.

    Arlofski has better overall boxing technique than Sylvia.

    If his chin holds up. His boxing skill and condition will keep him in most heavyweight boxing matches with the exception of the "Doctor/Brothers".

    Andrei don't think about it, DO IT!

    You have nothing to lose.

  19. amp

    April 2, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    i still don't what boxing is all about

  20. amp

    April 2, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    why don't you fuck off

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