As reported prior about Katie Taylor wanting to (maybe) crossover to MMA to fight female UFC star Cris Cyborg, Cyborg has now expressed the same willingness to come over to the sport of boxing.
“I like to have challenges. And I really want a boxing fight,” Cyborg told Sky Sports.
“I really like boxing. I’ve tried wrestling, I’ve tried jiu jitsu, I’ve tried Muay Thai. Always when you compete in a separate sport like this, you learn a lot. I love challenges. I’ve got Arlene Blencowe next in MMA, but if we can do the [Taylor] fight, it will be amazing.”
“Before I was doing lot of boxing sparring. I was sparring pro boxer Raquel Miller (10-0). I was thinking I was going to do boxing and then we were told it was MMA, so we went back to working on that,” Cyborg added.
For the fight to happen, there would be the question on which weight class as there is a slight difference between the two fighters.
“I walk around at 170 [pounds] and fight at 145. I guess in boxing it would be 147 [welterweight] but I don’t know. She’s calling me out, she’ll have to pick a weight,” Cyborg said.
Interesting match up with these cross-over fights appearing to be more common now.
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