Greg Hardy isn’t just searching to take the MMA environment by storm. The former NFL star also has his sights set on a crossover into the activity of boxing.
Hardy, who fulfills heavyweight veteran Marcin Tybura tomorrow evening (Sat., Dec. 19, 2020) at UFC Vegas 17 dwell on ESPN+ from inside of UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, has set the bar superior for his MMA career. The 32-year-aged fighter believes he’ll combat his way to the major of the division and an eventual title shot, but the entertaining is not heading to halt there.
In accordance to Hardy, who has developed a 4-2 (1 NC) file considering that producing his Octagon debut just two decades ago, he’s previously thinking about testing his talent inside of a boxing ring. Hardy will have to complete his enterprise as a member of UFC to start with, but the athletically-gifted heavyweight is hoping he can one particular working day get his fingers on the likes of boxing standouts Tyson Fury, Anthony Joshua, and Deontay Wilder.
“After I get completed shutting this down, dealing with my MMA small business, I want to undertaking into the boxing realm,” Hardy instructed reporters before this 7 days. “I’m trying to holler at Dana (White). Ideally, we can get some fights in the Zuffa Boxing world, Best Rank, Al Haymon – anyone come holler at this dude mainly because I undoubtedly want to go more than there and knock out ‘The Gypsy King,’ make mild function of that English cat Joshua, or whatever it is, ‘Cry-baby Bomber.’ We’ll knock all those fellas out, man.
“Of course, you know I’m likely to work for it. It’s an aspiration I believe will occur genuine serious speedy, and I can not wait for it.”
For what it’s worthy of, Hardy possesses some of the largest punching electricity in the UFC’s heavyweight division. As a result of just 7 professional MMA wins “Prince of War” has recorded 6 knockout victories. He’s often head searching and constantly one particular punch away from a finish.
Nevertheless, boxing is a absolutely diverse animal and Hardy simply just hasn’t shown the procedure, precision, and regularity on the ft to recommend he would have any achievements towards Fury, Joshua, or Wilder. It is a nice target to set, specifically for a climbing contender like Hardy, but it remains a longshot in the grand scheme of his battling vocation.
For now, Hardy will have to concentrate on his UFC Vegas 17 matchup with Tybura. The Polish veteran has received his final 3 trips to the Octagon and might just be Hardy’s ticket into the UFC heavyweight top 15.
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