Coach: Ronda Rousey would win the women’s boxing world titleBy Marc Raimondi @marc_raimondi on Jul 31, 2015, 3:00p 80
Ronda Rousey was an Olympic medal-winning judoka with little striking experience before stepping into Glendale Fighting Club. There, she has become a dangerous boxer with knockout power. Just ask Alexis Davis.
Rousey’s hands have become so good that her coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, said she has never lost a round against female boxers at the gym. Does part of Tarverdyan wonder what would happen if “Rowdy” crossed over into the sweet science? Not really. He already thinks he knows.
“I know she can do it,” said Tarverdyan, who was an accomplished boxer and Muay Thai fighter. “I know she wins the boxing world title. Ronda has nothing to prove to me. I know what kind of fighter I have on my hands.”
Rousey meets Bethe Correia in the main event of UFC 190 on Aug. 1. The best part of Correia’s game is her stand up. She is coming off a TKO win over Rousey’s close friend Shayna Baszler last August. Tarverdyan thinks Rousey will get the better of Correia on the feet — and everywhere else.
He’s not the only one Most others feel the same. Rousey (11-0) is as much as a 15-to-1 favorite and the fight is being called one of the biggest title mismatches in UFC history. Tarverdyan doesn’t know what to do about it. Rousey, after all, has won her last two fights in a combined 30 seconds. She’s finished every single one of her opponents, all but one in the first round.
“I want there to be more fighters that are great,” Tarverdyan said. “She loves challenges. That’s what makes her great. The reality is that the girl is just too good.”
There is the potential of a fight with Cris Cyborg looming. Cyborg is the Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion and one of the most feared female fighters ever. Cyborg and Rousey are 1 and 2 with regards to the best women’s MMA fighters in the world, though the order is debatable.
Tarverdyan, though, doesn’t think Cyborg and her incomparable knockout power will pose much of a match for Rousey…. #thetrainer #hoodriver#personaltrainer #functionaltraining #functionaltrainer#boxing #psychology #muaythai #fitness #Thai Boxing