Superstar Cris Cyborg Makes Her U.S. Debut In Boxing On
Crawford Vs. Avanesyan Card Dec. 10
Legendary MMA superstar, Cris Cyborg, will be making her
highly anticipated return to the boxing ring on December 10,
when she battles Gabrielle Holloway on the Terence Crawford
vs. David Avanesyan BLK Prime PPV showdown. Cyborg vs.
Holloway, a scheduled 4-round bout in the lightweight
division, will serve as a special feature attraction.
Crawford vs. Avanesyan, a 12-round WBO welterweight world
title clash, will stream live on BLK Prime for the price of
$39.99. BLK Prime, a Silicon Valley-based tech company, is a
subscription video-on-demand platform that utilizes elite
technology to bring the best picture-perfect stream
available. The telecast will begin at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT.
Cyborg, Ultimate Fighting’s only Grand Slam Champion, comes
from a world-class mixed-martial-arts background. From
Brazil, Cyborg makes her return to the boxing ring to
continue her quest to establish herself as the greatest
female fighter in any combat sport ever. In her boxing debut
earlier this year, Cyborg defeated Simone Silva by a
convincing unanimous decision - throwing clean right hands,
pressing forward and unloading punches with Silva against
the ropes. Her debut in the boxing ring established Cyborg
as a looming championship contender, this next bout will
prime her for that eventual opportunity.
“This is a great opportunity for me to make a splash in the
boxing world, especially on a card with Terence Crawford,
the best boxer in the world,” stated Cyborg, who will be
making her USA debut in the squared circle. “Boxing has
always been a big part of my training and I feel I can
compete at the highest level. I’m expecting Holloway to be
in great shape, and I know she’s coming to win. That said,
I’m taking this fight very seriously. I feel confident, and
I can’t wait to showcase my boxing skills to the world.”
Holloway also comes from an MMA background. Recently
fighting in the Bellator system, she joins the undercard of
Crawford vs Avanesyan to establish her place in boxing -
taking on a universal women’s fighting icon in Cyborg.
“Looking forward to testing my skills against a legend in
Combat sports, I'm coming fully prepared, conditioning is on
point, we are going to steal the show, we are the real Main
Event.” said Holloway.