AEW star and one-half of the current AAA Mixed Tag Team Champions Sammy Guevara is the latest high profile name to be involved in the upcoming boxing event featuring sports legend Floyd Mayweather.
Mayweather will face YouTube star Deji Olatunji, brother of fellow YouTuber, musician and boxer KSI, at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai on November 13, 2022, along with Tommy Fury, younger half-brother of boxing legend Tyson Fury, fighter on the undermap.
Sammy Guevara announced via his Twitter account that he would be part of the event as a reporter and backstage announcer, opting not to go as far as former AEW star Bobby Fish, who will also be making his debut. in professional boxing on the show.
Speaking at a recent edition of Wrestling observation radioDave Meltzer speculated that Global Titans, the company organizing the event, wanted Guevara to be part of the event as a “sports entertainment fighter” as well as a journalist:
“So he’s going to be a color commentator and this promotion wants Sammy to be a sports-entertainment fighter, so they’re looking for famous fighters and for some reason they picked Sammy as being a famous fighter.” [H/T WrestleTalk]
When asked if Guevara had previous combat experience, Meltzer said that even if he didn’t, it was largely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things:
“Not that I know of. But that’s not important. A lot of guys who do these celebrity fights haven’t fought, and a lot of them get knocked out because they didn’t fight.” [H/T WrestleTalk]
Will Sammy Guevara be able to interact with Bobby Fish after his professional boxing debut? Only time will tell !
Sammy Guevara welcomed Bobby Fish to AEW in 2021
The wrestling world was stunned when it was announced that former AEW star Bobby Fish would be part of the upcoming Mayweather vs. Deji event in Dubai. With that in mind, it’s only fitting that the man who welcomed him to AEW would be the man available to call Fish’s boxing debut.
Fish’s AEW debut came against Guevara on Dynamite’s 2021 2nd Anniversary Edition, where Fish answered Sammy’s open challenge for a shot at the TNT Championship.
Despite a big effort from the former NXT Tag Team Champion, it was Guevara who prevailed. Guevara continued to hold the belt until the end of the year, when Cody Rhodes finally dethroned him.
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