Bobby Lashley to face Ken Shamrock at Roy Jones Jr.’s Debut Event
By Ryan Bartlett
In surprising news, it seems that former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley has found his next opponent. BloodyElbow.com is reporting that Lashley will face none other than “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Ken Shamrock, in a battle of former “sports entertainers.”
Sources close to Bloody Elbow can exclusively confirm that the heretofore unnamed opponent of former WWE superstar Bobby Lashley set to square off at Roy Jones Jr.’s mixed boxing and MMA event known as “March Badness” is none other than Ken Shamrock..
Shamrock is coming off a recent submission victory over Ross Clifton at the inaugural Wargods event on February 13, 2009. Lashley is coming off of his professional MMA debut, stopping Joshua Franklin at a Mixed Fighting Alliance event on January 13, 2008. The bout will be contested at heavyweight.
The Lashley vs. Shamrock bout is part of an hybrid boxing-mixed martial arts card being assembled and promoted by former Ring Magazine pound-for-pound greatest boxer alive in Roy Jones, Jr. Jones’s promotional company, Square Ring Promotions, Inc., has scheduled the event to take place at the Pensacola Civic Center in Pensacola, Florida and will be broadcast live on pay-per-view. According to published reports, a press conference is scheduled for Feb. 11 to formally announce the event. The event itself is scheduled for March 21st.
Shamrock is coming off of a win against overweight “superstar” Ross Clifton and will definitely have his hands full with the green Lashley. While Shamrock’s career choices have definitely been mind boggling, I really don’t understand why he would take this fight. Lashley is the stronger and quicker man and I am sure that Bobby will be more than happy to add a win over Shamrock to his resume.
The only thing I know is that this fight will be nothing like this