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Watch: Frank Mir had his daughter, Isabella Mir, in his corner for his boxing debut on Triller


Frank Mir had a disappointing skilled boxing debut on Saturday evening. The previous UFC heavyweight misplaced to Steve Cunningham on the Triller Struggle Membership PPV headlined by Ben Askren and Jake Paul.

Mir misplaced the struggle by way of unanimous determination however was in a position to stretch it to the space. In between rounds, his daughter, Isabella Mir, was seen in his nook.

Isabella, 17, can also be knowledgeable MMA fighter. She made her debut in October final yr in opposition to Danielle Wynn at iKON FF 2 in Sonora, Mexico. Isabella received the struggle comfortably by way of unanimous determination. She sealed one other victory in her second MMA struggle reverse Alma Cespedes.

Isabella and Frank apparently prepare collectively at their health club. The 17-year-old is presently signed to the iKON Combating Federation, which is owned by legendary boxer Roy Jones Jr.

In the meantime, Frank Mir exchanged heavy blows with an opponent for the primary time since October 2019. He’d received his final struggle in opposition to Roy Nelson at Bellator 231.

What went unsuitable for Frank Mir on his skilled boxing debut?

Frank Mir had a 70-pound weight benefit over Steve Cunningham. Nonetheless, the scale distinction barely performed its half in serving to Mir edge previous his opponent. On the post-fight press convention, Frank Mir briefly spoke on what presumably went unsuitable for him. He mentioned:

“My entrance is a an excessive amount of explode leaping and grappling, which labored nice for MMA. I see now it is tougher to tug off in boxing as a result of even if you land one shot, you clinch afterward and search for knees, and bodywork, and takedowns.”

Mir’s final UFC struggle was in 2016 in opposition to Mark Hunt. He was launched from the promotion following his knockout loss to Hunt.

The 41-year-old received the UFC heavyweight championship in 2004 by defeating Tim Sylvia. He’s additionally the one fighter to register a knockout and a submission win over heavyweight legend Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.

Revealed 18 Apr 2021, 11:53 IST


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