Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing 4 event on April 1 headlined by Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr., also features Jose Aldo, Vitor Belfort
Jorge Masvidal is bringing out the stars from the world of MMA for his next boxing event.
The UFC welterweight contender announced Monday on The MMA Hour that the PFL’s Anthony Pettis will face the legendary Roy Jones Jr. in the main event of Gamebred Boxing 4, which takes place April 1 at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee.
Pettis vs. Jones is scheduled to be an eight-round boxing match. The main event matchup pits Pettis, a former UFC lightweight champion, against the 54-year-old Jones, a four-division world champion and one of the most accomplished boxers of his generation.
“Showtime” isn’t the only cagefighter to be part of this card, as former UFC champions Jose Aldo and Vitor Belfort, as well as longtime MMA standouts Paul Daley, Ronaldo Souza, Paul Daley, Jeremy Stephens, and Pearl Gonzalez are also expected to be part of the lineup.
Aldo, who recently retired from MMA and is expected to make his pro boxing debut on Feb. 10 against Alberto Emmanuel Zambrano, is set to fight fellow UFC veteran Stephens. This will be the second time that Aldo and Stephens have crossed swords, with Aldo defeating Stephens by first-round TKO at UFC Calgary in July 2018.
In another MMA-to-boxing rematch, Belfort gets another shot at Souza after Souza finished him via strikes inside of a round at UFC 198. This is Belfort’s second boxing appearance since making short work of heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield in a September 2021 exhibition bout, while Jacaré makes his boxing debut.
A UFC, Invicta FC, and BKFC veteran, Gonzalez has become a staple of Gamebred Boxing, with wins in her first two appearances for Masvidal’s promotion. This past November, she scored a first-round TKO of Ivana Coleman. Gonzalez fights former UFC fighter Gina Mazany on April 1.
UFC, Bellator, and Strikeforce veteran Paul Daley is also expected to compete at the event, facing MMA fighter and boxer Anthony Taylor.
See the current lineup for Gamebred Boxing 4 here (all bouts six rounds except for main event).
Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr.
Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza
Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
Pearl Gonzalez vs. Gina Mazany
Paul Daley vs. Anthony Taylor
Devin Cushing vs. Damian Marciano
Dillon Klecker vs. Josh Burns
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