Patrice Evra told he’s making a ‘mistake’ by opponent ahead of boxing clash

Former Manchester United defender Patrice Evra has been told by his boxing opponent Adam Saleh that he ‘made a mistake’ in selecting him to combat on the O2 in London.

Evra will step within the ring for the primary time on April 30 in a superstar bout in opposition to YouTube star Saleh, who has 4.78million subscribers on the video platform. Saleh has had three fights, successful two and drawing one and has referred to as himself the perfect YouTube boxer.

Evra’s coaching is effectively underway, with the ex-France worldwide posting footage on social media of him donning the gloves and saying that he was ‘able to study’ and would enter the ring with ‘humility, respect and pleasure’. The combat takes place on the undercard of a billing headlined by a combat pitting the Iranian Hulk in opposition to the World’s Scariest Man.

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Saleh has now spoken out concerning the combat, saying that Evra and his PR workforce ought to have chosen a neater combat resulting from the truth that Saleh was going to successfully finish Evra’s boxing profession earlier than it started – though the 28-year-old did pay respect to a a number of Premier League-winning defender.

“They showed like four or five opponents to Patrice Evra and I was one of them,” Saleh told the Sun. “Him and his PR team chose me, and they made a mistake. He’s starting his boxing career – but I’m about to end his boxing career.

“They truly believe that he can knock me out, that’s what they told me through the phone, ‘Are you ready for Patrice Evra to knock you out’. But you know, I’m just happy and grateful to share the ring with a football legend from Manchester United, who was team-mates with Cristiano Ronaldo.”

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