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Sylvia/Mercer Boxing Match Moved to Lawless, Unregulated Wasteland

(Unfortunately, Ray Mercer won’t be this star-struck. Photo courtesy of Land Sharks.)

When we reported that the Tim Sylvia/Ray Mercer "Crystal Pepsi" match had been shot down by the the New Jersey Athletic Control Board, you probably thought it was the last you’d hear about this strange footnote in Tim’s career. Well guess what — life’s not fair. Monte Cox has moved Adrenaline III to a different state, and the Maine-iac’s pro boxing debut will go on. As Sherdog reports:

[P]romoter Monte Cox announced the six-round heavyweight fight would be rescheduled for June 13 in Alabama as the main event of Adrenaline III. The hybrid boxing-mixed martial arts event will be held at the 17,000-seat BJCC arena in Birmingham. Cox confirmed that Alabama does not have a regulatory body to oversee the fight.

Well, that’s one way to get around the issue. There are no other bouts scheduled for Adrenaline III yet — and the league’s website offers nothing other than a link for a motorcycle helmet dealer — but if there’s no regulatory body to answer to, there’s really nothing stopping Monte from filling out the card with midget kickboxing, lesbian submission grappling, and a donkey act. Sounds like Birmingham is in for a good night.

Semi-related: Frank Shamrock also has his eyes on a move to pro boxing. In a new interview with MMA Convert, Shamrock says he might give the sweet science a try after he takes care of business against Nick Diaz, Cung Le, and (hopefully) Tito Ortiz. What, no more "Blood Brothers"?

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Jeez- March 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm
what's more pathetic than someone that has to type "first!"?? someone that does it and is actually 3rd. who the fuck cares. anyway, yeah, Tim. Ugh... why is it when boxing meets mma it always has to be on boxing's turf? buncha panzies. at least they admit they're inferior
Anonymous- March 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm
I hate the fact that my brother in law looks like a 6'2 version of Sylvia. Makes me fucking sick.
Sodak- March 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Now if only timmy could get a date without a regulatory body overseeing it
Sodak- March 30, 2009 at 2:17 pm
Way to circumnavigate the man monte!
BrocksCock- March 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm
Fan - "Hey Tim, I've got a little goatee like you, will you shove your fist up my ass"

Slim Sylvia - "Sorry dude, this arm belongs to Frank Mir"
JRoC- March 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm
Why does anybody give a shit about what Tim "Gay" Sylvia is doing anyway?
Mad Mike is an Idiot- March 30, 2009 at 1:12 pm
Wouldn't this be more interesting as one of those ultimate arm wrestling matches? Then throw in a midget, a lesbian, and maybe a chick fucking a horse, and I might have to drive down from Nashville
Ample- March 30, 2009 at 1:04 pm
Wow, Timbo is lookin slick with the purple shirt and Fear and Loathing style sunglasses. What a toolchest, sweet side burns bro...your style hits almost as hawd as your ass does when it hits the canvas after a couple chin shots from Fedor.

yah and who really cares about a boxing really dying to see arlovski box to.....
Oatmeal- March 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm
wowow tim doesnt deserve to be posted on CP anymore , or anywhere on this planet for that matter...
Old, Bald and Irish- March 30, 2009 at 12:39 pm
Gob bless that Monte Cox.

If it wasn't for him, Timmay wouldn't have any friends.

I'm still kinda shocked how a fighter with a 24 and 5 record, 2 time heavyweight champ with 2 successful title defenses whose last 7 fights have been against big-time fighters like Fedor, Arlovski (twice), Vera, Nogueira, Couture and Monson (well, not so "big-time") and still be so hated by the MMA community.

Of course, he has dropped 3 of his last 4 fights, 5 of his last 8 fights have gone to decision and was the same guy who supplied us with such retarded quotes as:

“90 percent of the game is half mental”


“I'm the oldest I’ve ever been, right now”.
Jeffro- March 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm
That ultimate surrenders site is awesome. I have forgotten about it for some time now.
Old, Bald and Irish- March 30, 2009 at 12:26 pm
What? Shamrock wants to try boxing?

Look, his striking was pretty good against Cung, but Franks at his best on the mat, on his back, covered in baby oil and smiling for the pornographers camera. just try to get that visual outta yer head!

He thinks he can box? Then Nick Diaz. He'll show you some of the "sweet science' and knock ya into next Tuesday.

Stick with what works, Frank. Your one of the best MMA fighters. Stick with what works.

Personally, I know why he wants to do this. It's all about the money...and that's OK. For years, Frank and many of his ilk have busted their stones to establish this sport and then they look at the paydays that mediocre boxers make. Yeah, I'd wanna jump ship too!
Anonymous- March 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm
Danxxx- March 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm
no one cares about this match anyway...
The Carpenter- March 30, 2009 at 12:19 pm
Dammit, if I have to watch Timmay embarrass himself by getting beat, I'd rather it be in MMA, not Ultimate Punching.