Monte Cox is a persistent man if nothing else. After the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board refused to sanction the proposed boxing match between 47 year old former heavyweight champion Ray Mercer and former UFC heavyweight champion Tim Sylvia, Cox has found the fight a home.
Sherdog.com is reporting that the Adrenaline III card which will feature both MMA and boxing bouts has been moved to Birmingham, Alabama and will take place June 13th. Apparently there is no athletic commission in Alabama and the fight will go on as planned.
Mercer, will turn 48 sometime in May, is a former Olympic gold medalist who is known in MMA circles for being choked out by Kimbo Slice in an exhibition MMA match.
Sylvia has been busy making hunting videos since being thoroughly dominated in 36 seconds by WAMMA heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko last July at Affliction’s first pay-per-view “Banned”.