A former WWE star who called CM Punk a c*** is set to make his boxing debut on the Floyd Mayweather card.
Bobby Fish will make his first outing as a pro boxer on November 13 at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, facing off against Boateng Prempeh on the undercard of “Money” Mayweather’s exhibition bout against 25-year-old YouTube star Deji.
Fish was recently part of the All Elite Wrestling (AEW) but left after failing to agree on terms – but he's since delivered some home truths about the sport.
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When talking to NBC Sports Boston last month, he spoke about how he had to ‘sell’ for CM Punk, real name Phillip Jack Brooks who was a huge wrestling name, during their fight in October last year.
“Phil is not a bad pro-wrestling, but what Phil is not is a martial artist,” said Fish. “I’ve been doing martial arts since I was eight years old so I take a lot of pride in it… You are insulting the audience’s intelligence. It’s honestly insulting for you as one of my co-workers. As a martial artist, you’re asking me to go out and sell, put over your bunk-ass martial arts.
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He continued: “Phil, after the match, was a c***. Frankly, as a martial artist, I laid my shoulders down for you. You should be grateful that I did, because on national TV if I decided I wanted to ‘Haku’ your ass, I could have.
"You’re that little of a threat in my world. I’m not Jon Jones or Anderson Silva, but like, I’ve been doing martial arts since I was young and I can handle myself enough to where I will fold you like a wet-nap, Phil Brooks.”
“So for you to be c*** afterward because of a mistake that you made, it doesn’t it doesn’t wear well, not to mention the move that he finished me with, it’s not even his finish. It was Kenta’s. Phil, you took a man’s finishing move, which anybody who knows pro wrestling knows like, that’s kind of fu*ed up, and you weren’t even decent enough to change the name.”
Fish is now preparing for his bout next month, in which he will fight on the Mayweather card against Prempeh, who has a professional record of two wins and three losses.
He has wrestled since 2002 but he is no stranger to other sports. He made his kickboxing debut back on January 29, 2010, defeating Justin Pierpoint by TKO at the Cage Wars event in New York.
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