Aaron Chalmers may be best known for his Geordie Shore fame, but the inner circles of the combat sports world know that he is, in fact, a legitimate fighter. A 5-2 fighter as a Mixed Martial Artist, Chalmers is now looking at the four-sided ring for his next bout. The man in question is Anthony “Prettyboy” Taylor. Taylor is also an MMA fighter turned boxer who is a favoured training partner of Jake Paul.
Most well known in the boxing world for his loss to a long-time promised Jake Paul opponent Tommy Fury, he has since competed on three more occasions in boxing, improving his ring IQ. His latest boxing venture may not have been a win on the cars, but it probably was financially. Taylor lost a majority decision to Chris Avila. Avila is a mainstay in the training camps of Nick and Nate Diaz, a pair of formidable boxers in their own right.
On the plus side, though, Jake Paul has been called many things, but he seems to be generous to those who are hard workers and helpful in his business ventures. Anthony Taylor is not a bad MMA competitor either. Holding wins over Irish striking sensation Dean Barry and the aforementioned Chris Avila at Bellator 238. He is a man of many weapons.
Aaron Chalmers Ring Resume
Aaron Chalmers first shot to fame on a reality tv show over here in the UK called Geordie Shore. The fighter built a massive fanbase in doing so. Amassing a 750k following on Twitter alone, he could have lived on endorsement deals and dating shows for the foreseeable future. Instead, he chose to fight.
Chalmers was 5-1, with five finishes heading into his last fight. It took a while for the hardcore snobs in the MMA world to accept that he was a good fighter. A hard puncher who worked on his ground game, he was never going to be Jon Jones, but not many are.
Against Greg Jenkins, he showed trips, control and submission skills. In the very next fight, it took only 30-seconds to put his opponent out completely cold. Retiring from MMA in 2021 following a decision loss at Bellator 240, his combat itch still hasn’t been fully scratched.
A big name in his own right, Jake Paul would be silly not to seriously consider this one. Both men on paper seem a good match, and it would be interesting to see how Aaron Chalmers’s power translates to the famous boxing gloves in his first outing.
What do you think? Chalmers vs Taylor on the Jake Paul undercard?