BOSER PREDICTS K.O. WIN AT #UNIFIED28 TITLE DEFENSE
EDMONTON — As Canada’s most dangerous heavyweight, Tanner Boser is used to being the centre of attention.
But the dynamic big man says his upcoming title defense against Arizona’s Joe Yager in the main event of #Unified28 on at the Royal Palace in Edmonton is his biggest bout yet.
“In terms of ranking, this is my biggest fight. This fight has the biggest implications so far, and career-wise this is definitely my biggest fight,” says Boser, who brings a 10-2 record heading into battle, including victories over all of Canada’s top heavyweight contenders.
“Joe is a really tough, well-rounded opponent who’s ranked really highly.”
According to FightMatrix.com, Yager is the 60th-ranked heavyweight in the sport, and the Bellator MMA vet is coming off back-to-back victories over former Unified MMA titlist Tony Lopez.
But Boser, who’s ranked 98th on Fight Matrix, insists he isn’t worried about what his opponent brings to the table.
“Joe is a really good all-around fighter, obviously, but I think his strong point is his wrestling. I’m confident I can nullify that and knock him out,” Boser says.
“I always predict I’m going to knock the other guy out, whether that’s standing up or on the ground,” he adds with a smile. “It’s not going to be easy, but I can do it.”
Boser hopes a successful title defense will land him a spot on the UFC’s roster. But he knows his Octagon aspirations will be sidetracked if he doesn’t show up on Fight Night.
“Absolutely,” the heavy-handed heavyweight says.
“I’ve got a lot of dreams and goals for the rest of my career, but right now the only thing that matters is beating Joe Yager, and beating him convincingly. That’s it.”