According to Gary Herman Andrei Arlovski has signed with Golden Boy Promotions:
Andrei Arlovski has signed an agreement with Golden Boy Promotions.
Full details of the deal are not known at this time, but Arlovski had been rumored to enter the boxing world since early in 2008. Recently, trainer Freddie Roach confirmed that Arlovski was going to start boxing following the fight with Fedor Emelianenko. At the time, Roach stated that he wanted to Arlovski to challenge WBA heavyweight champion Nikolay Valuev.
I suppose it's more than just a rumor now if this report is accurate. For an MMA fighter, Arlovski does have solid boxing technique. However, I'm still not sure if he'll enjoy success in the squared circle. I'm sure he'll be 'protected' in the beginning, but once he faces some of the top guys it could be lights out. His chin has been questioned for a while now. While the gloves will be a lot bigger, he'll be absorbing more punches than before due to not having to worry about the ground game.
Do you think Arlovski has what it takes to become a boxing champion? Discuss.