Ali Blasts The UFC
Commonwealth Welterweight king Ali Nuumbembe has laughed off the suggestion the UFC could soon replace boxing saying, "The UFC is no where near as fast as boxing, and there is nowhere near as much action."
"The Silent Assassin", who defeated British Champion Kevin Anderson in his last fight in February, does though believe that boxing needs to be "jazzed up" to put it back on track.
"I do feel that boxing promoters need to jazz up their shows a little, just to help put boxing back on track," he said.
Despite not having fought since February, boxing fanatic Nuumbembe has kept himself busy watching as much of the sport as he can. The 28 year old revealed he is big Ricky Hatton fan and will be watching on when he takes on Jose Luis Castillo on June 23 in Las Vegas.
"I do like to watch a lot boxing, Ricky Hatton is great to watch, I’m looking forward to his fight against Castillo; it will be huge," the Namibian born fighter said.
Excluding the emergence of David Haye, a lot of critics have recently claimed that the heavyweight division has become less competitive. Ali certainly echoes these sentiments and believes fans enjoy watching lower divisions.
"The heavyweight scene seems to have dipped a bit, while people are now more interested in watching more action in the lower weights."
Nuumbembe also believes that the welterweight division is the most competitive division, and has praised promoter Frank Maloney and manager Steve Wood for being able to get him the big fights.
"Its got to be welterweight, there's plenty of great fighters around at this weight which makes it better for me being Commonwealth Champion; there are some big fights out there for me. I know my manager Steve Wood and promoter Frank Maloney will try their hardest to get them," Ali said.