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Anthony Pettis Returns to Boxing Ring Against Chris Avila at Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal Event

Anthony Pettis steps in the boxing ring again
Anthony Pettis

In an exciting development for combat sports fans, Anthony Pettis is set to step back into the boxing ring against Chris Avila at the highly anticipated Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal boxing event scheduled for June 1 at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles.

Sources have confirmed that the bout between Pettis and Avila will consist of six rounds and will be contested at 175 pounds, adding to the anticipation surrounding this matchup.

While Pettis made his mark as a former UFC lightweight champion, his recent forays into different combat sports have captured attention. Following a 1-4 record in the PFL, Pettis transitioned to boxing, where he secured a significant victory with a majority decision over Roy Jones Jr. in April last year. His versatility was further highlighted in December when he faced Benson Henderson for the third time in his career, this time at Karate Combat, emerging victorious with a unanimous decision.

On the other side of the ring, Chris Avila, known for his association with Nate Diaz in MMA circles, has had mixed experiences in professional fighting. Despite unsuccessful stints in the UFC and Bellator, Avila has found success in boxing since his return to the sport in 2021. He boasts an undefeated streak with five consecutive wins on various influencer boxing cards.

The pairing of Pettis and Avila adds an intriguing dynamic to the Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal event, promising an evening of action-packed boxing for fans eagerly awaiting this showdown.


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