Noted MMA Manager and AndrenalineMMA promoter Monte Cox has confirmed that he’s currently working on a potential match up between Tim Sylvia and retired heavyweight boxer Ray Mercer.
If made, the fight would be billed as the main event of AdrenalineMMA’s May 30 fight card set to be held in Atlantic City, NJ.
Mercer, 46, last fought in an exhibition MMA fight against Kimbo Slice back in 2007; losing a lopsided affair after being ground-and-pounded out in the first round.
Tim Sylvia seems to have fallen off the MMA radar a bit. With big potential match-ups with top heavyweights available, it’s curious that Sylvia would even consider such a fight. It would be even more curious if a sanctioning body allowed such a fight to occur in the first place.
Sylvia is a former world champion still in his physical prime, while Mercer is an MMA rookie who is on the wrong side of 40.