Anthony Pettis Needs a Boxing Battle Earlier than Retirement From PFL


Anthony Pettis joined a listing of huge names that left the UFC in 2020 and signed with rival promotions. ‘Showtime’ was the previous light-weight champion within the UFC and defended his belt as soon as as effectively. Nonetheless, at 33-years of age, Anthony determined it was time for a brand new chapter in his life to begin. 

Pettis is a long-time pupil beneath Duke Roufus at Roufus Sport alongside the likes of former welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. His teammate, Ben Askren, though retired, has been within the information these days. There are rumors that he’ll tackle YouTuber Jake Paul in a boxing match. 

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Anthony Pettis provides his tackle Ben Askren vs Jake Paul in a boxing match

In a latest interview with SCMP MMA, Nick Atkin requested ‘Showtime’ what he manufactured from a boxing match between teammate ‘Funky‘ and Jake Paul and if he had spoken to him about the identical. 

The previous light-weight champion replied, “Ahh man that’s humorous we had been simply actually texting at present. He was really the one who instructed me ONE FC was concerned about doing a little speaking and seeing what sort of numbers we will come along with. Then I instantly requested him bro, are you boxing? And he’s like, why wouldn’t I? He made some good factors”

Showtime’ continued, “I undoubtedly supplied my help. I like to field and that’s one thing I’ll do earlier than the top of my profession, I’ll have a boxing struggle and I’ll some form of a go within the ring. To see him get this chance, man, it’s superb. He’s a type of guys that has had unhealthy luck within the UFC…. For him to go on the market and field in opposition to one of many largest YouTube stars and doubtlessly have the ability to shut this man up, I’m trying ahead to it.”

Pettis remains to be solely 33 and has a number of time left within the sport. The American fighter was beforehand the face of WEC earlier than shifting to the UFC, the place he achieved large success as effectively.

The previous UFC struggle goals to make use of his title and platform to assist the PFL develop by being the face of the PFL. What do you make of Anthony Pettis’ transfer to PFL? Will his inventory rise sufficient to safe an enormous boxing match earlier than he retires for good?

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