Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No Boxing at Jan Show

SI.com is reporting that Affliction's January event with Golden Boy Promotions will not feature any boxing matches. The fight card will be entirely made up of MMA fights. Originally, the plan was to produce a hybrid show consisting of MMA bouts and a boxing main event. As many people have pointed out, there are not many boxing headliners available right now for a January event. Instead of putting two lesser names into the ring, Affliction and Golden Boy have decided to go strictly with MMA fights.

This is great news from my perspective. I am not sold on the hybrid events at all. They are different animals and should not be inside the same cage. It also does not make sense to feature Fedor as the face of the company then not have him in the main event. Hopefully good PPV numbers for the first event will make Affliction and Golden Boy rethink the hybrid concept.

4 comments:

hundred dollar man said...

I was thinking they would do this. All the boxing guys are tied up with fights. They can't start the new shows out with a bad boxing match. Its gotta be something big.

eout77 said...

I agree it doesn't make sense to have Fedor fight in a nonmainevent. He is the star. They need to make people believe he is great and put him in all the main events.

Dewey Hammond said...

Awesome news. Boxing... yawn.

cass said...

Has there been anyone who said they were hyped to see the boxing with Affliction? I haven't seen none. Its all hate. Affliction should listen up, man.