Awhile ago I heard that Tim Sylvia was looking to make his boxing debut against 48 year old “Merciless” Ray Mercer.
The commercial for the fight was down right awful, and provided MMA message board users a lot of laughs over the past few months.
The bout was originally scheduled to be a boxing match, but the athletic commissions stepped in, halted the match, and somewhere along the line it turned into an MMA fight. That fight took place over the weekend.
“This is my world,” Sylvia said. “He was going to pull out all the stops in boxing, all the little dirty tricks he has. He’s been doing this for 25 years. He’s going to come in and try to hurt me. Now I’m going to teach him a lesson.”
Well, things didn’t really work out that way. Mercer landed a crushing blow to Sylvia that blanked him 9 seconds into the match. What really impressed me was that Mercer went for the take down as Sylvia was falling and started pounding his face as he hit the canvas. Looks like ray was training a little more MMA technique then he led on to.
Check out the video here. I can’t find an official video, but you’ll get the point .
Tim Sylvia has now lost 4 of his last 5 fights.