Paul Daley off Gamebred Boxing 4 due to visa issues, says Jorge Masvidal
Gamebred Boxing 4 features numerous names notable to MMA fans, but Paul Daley is no longer one of them.
Gamebred Boxing boss and UFC star Jorge Masvidal recently revealed on MMA Junkie Radio that Daley’s boxing debut is off (or at least delayed) as work papers are figured out.
Daley was expected to fight fellow UFC alum Markus Perez in a six-round bout at the April 1 event, which takes place at Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee and streams on UFC Fight Pass pay-per-view.
Perez will now face former UFC and BKFC fighter Joe Riggs.
“Paul Daley is not on the card, and that’s because we had visa issues with the timing and stuff,” Masvidal said. “Paul Daley can have a visa to come here, but every time you’re working for a new company, like XYZ company. Now he’s going to fight for a new company, so we’d have to get him a visa. We weren’t able to quite figure that out, but that’s somebody we’re very, very interested in and will push hard to have on our cards. I’ve always liked Daley’s style. I actually got to compete against him myself, so it’d be fun.”
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Daley, 40, retired from MMA in May 2022 after he brutally knocked out Wendell Giacomo at Bellator 281 in front of a home country crowd in London.
Even with Daley’s absence, Gamebred Boxing 4 has a plethora of MMA notables. Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis faces boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. in the main event. Former UFC champions Jose Aldo and Vitor Belfort, as well as Ronaldo Souza, Jeremy Stephens, and Pearl Gonzalez are also on the card.
The up-to-date Gamebred Boxing 4 card includes:
Roy Jones Jr. vs. Anthony Pettis
Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens
Vitor Belfort vs. Ronaldo Souza
Pearl Gonzalez vs. Gina Mazany
Markus Perez vs. Joe Riggs
Dillon Cleckler vs. Josh Burns
Devin Cushing vs. Damian Marciano
Andy Nguyen vs. Bi Nguyen
Clarence Booth vs. Luis Feliciano
Danielle Cohen vs. Danielle Wynn
Roberto Armas vs. Javier Zamarron
Cade Howell vs. Devante Sewell