It looks like former All-Pro wide receiver Chad Johnson is the latest ex-athlete to get involved in the world of celebrity boxing.
Johnson will be fighting in an exhibition bout against a yet-to-be announced celebrity or athlete as part of the undercard for the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition fight on June 6 in Miami.
The bout will be either four or six rounds, according to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.
Miami native and former NFL star Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) will be fighting in an exhibition bout against a TBD celebrity/athlete on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul exhibition June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium:
— Cameron Wolfe (@CameronWolfe) May 3, 2021
Johnson, a Miami native, teased the upcoming fight earlier today on the “I Am An Athlete” podcast with fellow ex-NFLers Brandon Marshall, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder.
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 3, 2021
To be honest, celebrity boxing matches have kind of lost whatever novelty they once had. Johnson’s fight is unlikely to be a great display of skill in the ring.
However, one thing that No. 85 always did during his football days was put on a great show. It wouldn’t shock us if he does just that at Hard Rock Stadium next month.
The post Former NFL Star Chad Johnson To Fight In Boxing Match appeared first on The Spun.