Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr. Headlines Jorge Masvidal Boxing, Jose Aldo Also on The Card

Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr. Headlines Jorge Masvidal Boxing, Jose Aldo Also on The Card

Abdullah Ouazri|
February 06, 2023|

Jorge Masvidal announced on The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani that Gambred Boxing 4 will take on April 1st at Fiserv Forum Arena in Milwaukee on Pay-Per-View.

The card is stacked with UFC talent, including Jose Aldo, Vitor Belfort, Paul Daley, Jeremy Stephens, and Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza.

Confirmed Fights:

Anthony Pettis vs. Roy Jones Jr. - 8 Round Main Event

Anthony 'Showtime' Pettis will fight outside the PFL for the first time in years against 54-year-old Roy Jones Jr. in his mainstream boxing debut. Pettis is the former UFC and WEC Lightweight champion and has fought the best of the best. Some past opponents include Max Holloway, Tony Ferguson, and Nate Diaz. He'll look to get his boxing career off to a hot start against a legend in the game.

Jones Jr. was the Middleweight, Super Middleweight, lightweight, and Heavyweight champion during his prime. He's a credentialed Golden Gloves boxer and one of the consensus greatest of all time. His last bout was an exhibition against Mike Tyson in 2020, where the legends fought to a draw. He aims to record his first win since 2018.

Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza - 6 Rounds

MMA fans know Vitor Belfort for his legendary 'TRT' run, where he finished legends such as Michael Bisping, Dan Henderson, and Luke Rockhold. Since leaving MMA, he's begun a boxing career of his own and notably took out Evander Holyfield in 2021.

Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza is a fellow Brazilian icon who abandoned mixed martial arts for other combat sports in his later age. He suffered a broken arm in his last fight against Andre Muniz and promptly retired from MMA. He plans to pursue BJJ and boxing competitively from here on.

Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens - 6 Rounds

This fight is a rematch years in the making. The pair met as top 5 UFC Featherweights in 2018 and had a competitive back-and-forth battle. Aldo would land one of the most devastating liver punch knockouts in UFC history to end the night. Since then, the two would see varying levels of success, with Aldo going on to compete for a UFC championship in the weight class below and Stephens going 1-7 in the UFC and PFL.

Now retiring from MMA following a narrow loss to Merab Dvalishvili at UFC 278, Aldo has his sights set firmly on a career inside the squared circle while Stephens tries to make right a prior defeat.

Some other confirmed fights include:

Pearl Gonzalez vs. Gina Mazany

Paul Daley vs. Anthony Taylor

Devin Cushing vs. Damian Marciano

Dillon Klecker vs. Josh Burns

Masvidal is stacking his 4th Boxing event just 1 week prior to his UFC PPV co-main event spot against Gilbert Burns at UFC 287.

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