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Win Or Lose Against Fedor Emelianenko, Andrei Arlovski To Start Boxing Career

The former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei "The Pitbull" Arlovski is slated to take on Fedor Emelianenko on January 24, 2009 at the Affliction 2: "Day of Reckoning" event.  Arlovski understands the fact that he will be tested against the man considered the #1 heavyweight in the world when it comes to mixed martial arts.  However, he feels confident coming into this fight especially with Freddie Roach as his boxing coach.

Arlovski started out his martial arts career with Sambo at a very young age.  He then decided to explore other combat sports, including kickboxing to complement his Sambo-based grappling skills.  It was there where he entered the journey of mixed martial arts.  He made his first appearance by fighting for Mix-Fight M-1, in St. Petersburg, Russia.  Although he lost his first match via KO to Viacheslav Datsik, he came back and won the following four bouts.  He then fought most of his career with the UFC and now currently fights for Affliction.

Arlovski’s current boxing coach, Freddie Roach, sees a lot of potential for the Belarus-native fighter when it comes to pro boxing.  Roach also trains Manny "Pac Man" Pacquiao (current WBC lightweight champion), who defeated Oscar "Golden Boy" De La Hoya on December 6, 2008. 

Arlovski has talked about boxing in previous interviews and now he is finally considering participating in the sport whether he wins or loses to Fedor on January 24th.  Roach even stated that a great match-up for Arlovski would be current WBA heavyweight champion Nikolai Valuev.  Sources close to fighthype indicate an upcoming announcement from Arlovski in regards to a boxing debut with Golden Boy Promotions.

Here’s the snip from his boxing coach Freddie Roach:

"If Andrei (Arlovski) wins against Fedor on the 24th, I would put him right into a title fight with Nikolai Valuev right away.  It would be Belarus vs. Russia and that’s huge marketing for PPV and Andrei has a huge crowd in that area.  He will cross over into boxing though; that is a definite!  His next fight after Fedor will be a boxing match."

11 Comments

11 Comments

  1. alex k.

    January 25, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Andre Arlovski got knockout out cold first round, Fedor is #1 champion in the world and is a very lethal fighter.

  2. Affliction fan

    January 25, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Fedor vs Arlovski was a good fight I wasn’t expecting it to end so quick. Fedor caught Andre in one of his iron fist and KO’d Arlovski. Great fight Fedor is not human.

  3. Danny

    January 25, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Fedor is a true champion.

  4. jontae

    January 25, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Watch out Brock Lesnar LoL

  5. Fedor fan

    January 25, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    I think Fedor is an underated &under estimated fighter I hope his
    victory over Arlovski’s brutal knockout people will think differently of Fedor. Especially Dana White who quoted Fedor is a joke, I’m sure he’s singing a different tune right now.

  6. Damn

    January 25, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    damn I haven’t seen arlovski get knockout like that before. I bet he’s watching the rerun of his fight and crying in bed, he
    actually let a tear our after the fight.

  7. chris

    January 25, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    yeah Arlovski trained hard for the fight so no
    wonder he had watery eyes after the fight, his
    mind was set for winning but didn’t come
    close.

  8. baddest man on planet

    January 25, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Fedor is the baddest man on the planet.

  9. Ryan

    January 26, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Kid… Arlovski had the fight in his pocket… he was winning. He was all over Fedor. Much better striking than Fedor.
    Just one stupid mistake costed him. Thats it.
    That shows Fedor’s power and awareness, really. You just don’t muck around with Fedor. Arlovski got confident and made a bad move on a cornered opponent.
    I want a rematch… this was disappointing. I expected it to go 2 rounds, both guys all bloodied up.
    Fedor is the best, no doubt… he just got lucky Andre made a dumb move.

  10. FnkDctr

    February 11, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Fedor is 7-0 vs former UFC champions.. Dana White got his entire crew of washed up fake MMA chumps OWNED!
    Suck a dick Dana white.. you’re a fuckin loser

  11. Shaun Casey

    February 12, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Arlovski’s boxing did look really good in the fedor fight, until that knee….. Anyway, good luck in your boxing career, you got balls for getting in there with Fedor, much respect, we still love you Andrei!! But Fedor is the greatest fighter in the world, BAR NONE!

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