If you happen to had been hoping the undercard for Terence Crawford’s combat with David Avanesyan on Dec. 10 would make the present extra value your pay-per-view cash than the on-paper mismatch principal occasion, dangerous information!
The occasion’s undercard is settled, and so is the worth level, which will likely be $39.99. That’s an reasonably priced worth in comparison with most pay-per-view now.
MMA star Cris Cyborg would be the featured title on the PPV undercard. The 37-year-old Brazilian has teased numerous boxing concepts over time — Cecilia Braekhus, Katie Taylor, and many others. — however will make her debut in opposition to Gabby Holloway, a 32-year-old welterweight with an 0-2 report, whose solely professional bouts got here in June and August of 2016.
The press launch advertises Cyborg having had a professional boxing bout already, however that’s questionable at greatest. She had a combat in Brazil in September in opposition to Simone da Silva, but it surely was at all times unclear if it that combat was truly sanctioned or an exhibition, which at this level means it was an exhibition. She went eight rounds with da Silva in that combat, however her combat with Holloway will solely be 4, it appears.
In what may very well be the most effective combat on the present, Arnold Khegai (18-1-1, 11 KO) will face Eduardo Baez (21-3-2, 7 KO) in a 10-round featherweight bout.
The 30-year-old Khegai has gained two straight lower-level fights since being out-boxed by Stephen Fulton Jr in early 2020, and is mostly dependable for respectable motion. Baez, 27, has misplaced two of his final three, however the losses did come in opposition to Ra’eese Aleem in late 2021 after which in a featherweight title combat this previous August in opposition to Emanuel Navarrete.
On paper, the 2 are well-matched and will present fireworks.
Jeremiah Milton (7-0, 6 KO) will face Dajuan Calloway (5-1, 5 KO) in a six-round heavyweight bout, too, and Steven Nelson (17-0, 14 KO) will return at mild heavyweight in opposition to James Ballard (10-4, 3 KO), who’s the kind of opponent Nelson ought to have been finished combating years in the past, however the 34-year-old Nelson, a Crawford affiliate, hasn’t fought in over two years and doubtless desires to shake some rust. He’s a gifted fighter at 168 or 175, and if he’s actually going to take a shot, he wants to present it a go in 2023.