Herschel Walker recently said he hoped his next opponent would have more “experience” and more of a recognizable name than his first opponent, Greg Nagy. But now that his opponent has been revealed, it doesn’t look Herschel’s wish came true. Well, not unless I’m the only one who’s never heard of a fighter by the name of Scott Carson.
Herschel Walker will meet Scott Carson in a featured heavyweight bout at Strikeforce “Henderson vs. Babalu” on Dec. 4 at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Mo., the promotion’s CEO Scott Coker confirmed to ESPN.com on Friday.
“The goal with Herschel’s next fight is to put him in a little more competitive environment and let him test his skills,” said Coker of Walker’s next assignment.
“It’s a big honor to fight [Walker],” said Carson. “I’m a fan but I also believe he’s beatable and it’s a good matchup for me.”
Carson is 4-1, but has only fought once in the past nine years. His career seemed to start strong with four consecutive wins stretching from 1999 to 2001 which included an appearance on the very first WEC card, but a back injury forced him out of the cage until earlier this year when he finally returned to action. Unfortunately, he didn’t find the same success in his comeback fight that he found earlier in his career though as his opponent, Lorenz Larkin, knocked him out in the first round at a MEZ Sports show in LA.
Walker didn’t have anything to say about his opponent, only that he wants to prove he’s “more skilled” and “more experienced” than the first time he fought in the cage.