Written in SPORTS CENTER the 10/13/2021 · 17:00 hs The world of boxing and mixed martial arts faces a new curse. Five fighters have entered t
Written in SPORTS CENTER the 10/13/2021 · 17:00 hs
The world of boxing and mixed martial arts faces a new curse. Five fighters have entered the ring dressed in a Versace gown and four of them were defeated in their respective bouts. The list is led by Conor McGregor and Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez is also involved.
The Irishman was the first to use the robe of the prestigious Italian fashion brand. Two losses since then and a broken leg included for The Notorious in the UFC.
Also in the UFC, Israel Adesanya fell victim to the Versace curse. The Nigerian, absolute dominator of the middleweight, where after 20 fights in his career he was the undefeated champion, decided to move up in the category and challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavy belt, but fell by unanimous decision.
Finally, Jorge Masvidal challenged Kamaru Usman for the UFC Welterweight Championship. The bout would serve as a rematch after the Nigerian won the first chapter of their rivalry by unanimous decision in 2020. The second fight ended faster with a second round knockout.
In boxing, Billy Joe Saunders also tried his hand at the Versace robe. The American met Saúl Álvarez who beat him in the eighth round, after Saunders’ corner decided not to go out for the next episode. With the defeat, “Canelo” won the World Boxing Organization (WBO) super middleweight title.
Fury got the first win in the Versace gown
In one of the most anticipated fights in boxing, which did not disappoint, Tyson Fury made his walk to the ring with the robe, waiting to be the first winner with said outfit. The Gipsy King managed to overcome the curse to knock out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round and successfully defend the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title.