Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

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Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by Kid Gavilan on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:25 am

Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Alistair Overeem, who was recently booted from the Heavyweight Grand Prix after refusing to fight on the September 10 date handed down by Strikeforce, has come out to big up MMA's "Rival" sport of boxing. Having already won the K-1 kickboxing world title, it seems Overeem is now angling for yet another world title in another sport...or maybe just a bigger payday. Speaking on The Fight Show with Mauro Ranallo, Overeem said:

"If I fight Klitschko now, I mean this guy, he is not for nothing the champion of how many leagues, like five? The thing is, it's an interesting thought, it's an interesting idea. Let's cut to the chase, there's a lot of money to be made in boxing. It is the most popular combat sport out there. I mean, MMA is doing really well and it might overtake boxing but boxing is still the number one. If you look at the revenues made by boxing it is a big difference, a big difference."

So is Overeem chasing titles, or is he chasing the almighty dollar, and will we ever see Overeem challenge the best MMA has to offer instead of jumping between other combat sports.


http://radio.thescore.com/episodes/alistair-overeem-july-20-2011

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by Kid Gavilan on Fri Jul 22, 2011 6:28 am

Starts at 27:30.

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by Kid Gavilan on Fri Jul 22, 2011 7:16 am

Overeem must not know much about Boxing, "leagues"?

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by StillWill on Fri Jul 22, 2011 8:31 am

WBA, WBO, etc

English isnt his first language

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Post by stu4bellator on Fri Jul 22, 2011 2:34 pm








overeem couldn't fucking cut it in boxing. i am not sure he can beat top mma hws. and i damn sure don't think he can win the k-1 gp again. he beat a broken ghokan saki, a old peter aerts.

overeem couldn't beat james toney.

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Post by nodogoshi on Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:10 pm

James Toney would make him look silly, but I could see Overeem possibly battering some ham and eggers.

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by blueyedsamurai on Sat Jul 23, 2011 12:34 pm

stu4bellator wrote:






overeem couldn't fucking cut it in boxing. i am not sure he can beat top mma hws. and i damn sure don't think he can win the k-1 gp again. he beat a broken ghokan saki, a old peter aerts.

overeem couldn't beat james toney.

badr hari said he was one of the best...........enough said

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by Prince Mo on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:17 am

Overeem is clearly top 3 HW and easily can make argument for #1.


Badr said he's top5 kick boxing so no point arguing.

boxing is very different from both and Reem mentioned it as a challenge and that he would have to have some warm up fights first ofcourse.. i dont expect him to make it to the top fast but he should be a decent mid tear in boxing

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by CanadianAssault on Sun Jul 24, 2011 11:54 am

Prince Mo wrote:Overeem is clearly top 3 HW and easily can make argument for #1.


Badr said he's top5 kick boxing so no point arguing.

boxing is very different from both and Reem mentioned it as a challenge and that he would have to have some warm up fights first ofcourse.. i dont expect him to make it to the top fast but he should be a decent mid tear in boxing

if you get out boxed by Werdum, you would not even end up beating Tye Feilds. Sorry Boxing is a Science not a freak show.

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by blueyedsamurai on Mon Jul 25, 2011 6:32 pm

CanadianAssault wrote:
Prince Mo wrote:Overeem is clearly top 3 HW and easily can make argument for #1.


Badr said he's top5 kick boxing so no point arguing.

boxing is very different from both and Reem mentioned it as a challenge and that he would have to have some warm up fights first ofcourse.. i dont expect him to make it to the top fast but he should be a decent mid tear in boxing

if you get out boxed by Werdum, you would not even end up beating Tye Feilds. Sorry Boxing is a Science not a freak show.

i agree reem would get destroyed in boxing, but mma boxing is alot different to kickboxing/boxing. U see mauy thai/kickboxing champs and pro boxers get out punched in alot of fights just because u worry about takedowns and its hard to throw when u pushed against a cage/clinch ect

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Re: Alistair Overeem: Boxing Is A Bigger Sport Then MMA

Post by The Last Emperor on Tue Jul 26, 2011 8:56 am

WHAAA MMA was a sport ??

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