Darren Till Compares Boxing to UFC- Shames Them on Inability to Book Fights

Published 01/08/2021, 9:03 PM EST
LONDON, ENGLAND – JANUARY 30: Darren Till, mixed martial artist of England talks to the media during the UFC press confrence at BT Tower on January 30, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Luke Walker/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC)


UFC middleweight Darren Till took to social media and shared his candid views on the differences between boxing and MMA. ‘The Gorilla’ had plenty on his mind regarding fight promotion as he echoed common sentiments shared by boxing fans. Chiefly, Till explained that in boxing, fighters focused more on the fanfare instead of booking the bouts that fans want to see.

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The Englishman doubled down on his views by bringing in the way that the UFC goes about their business. Dana White is notorious when it comes to his bullish attitudes and will do anything to secure big fights. Not to mention, there’s a strong sentiment amongst boxing fans that they are denied the fights they want to see due to politics.

Nobody wants to see all that shit, floyd mayweather been there and done it, either tell your promoters or yourselves you guys are fighting each other or retire… WTF 😂 becoming laughable…

— D (@darrentill2) January 8, 2021

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This well-worded rant likely stems from the incessant issues surrounding the booking of Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua. The aforementioned boxers have been on a collision course, however, securing the marquee match-up hasn’t been easy. Top promoters in boxing have spent a meaningful period trying to put the fight together.

Darren Till: Outspoken

The former title challenger is endeared by fans for his ability to remain entirely transparent and candid with these views. Furthermore, this has led fans to gravitate towards him and the air of transparency he provides. In a sport where there’s plenty of bluster, Till certainly provides a change to the landscape of fight promotion.

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Jorge Masvidal knocks out home favourite Darren Till in the second round at UFC Fight Night 147 at the London O2 Arena, Greenwich on Saturday 16th March 2019. (Photo by Pat Scaasi/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

On the fighting front, Darren Till has been making waves as a massive threat to fight for the middleweight strap. He’s had clear success at welterweight and will be keen to carry that forward to the 185-pound weight class. Although he’s suffered some losses in his recent outings, his tenacity keeps him in close reach of a title shot.

He was scheduled to face Jack Hermansson in early December. However, the bout fell through and Marvin Vettori replaced him. ‘The Italian Dream’ dominated the fight, and now the two European hitters are in line to face each other potentially.

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It’s a fight that both fighters have shown interest in, and fans can certainly get behind their scrap. Given the rankings, it may not be too farfetched to see this booking take place.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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