Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is trying out another sport.
The Cincinnati Bengals star has agreed to an exhibition boxing match as part of the undercard for next month’s bout between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul, according to ESPN’s Cameron Wolfe.
Johnson’s opponent reportedly hasn’t been finalized yet, but it’s expected to be another celebrity or former athlete. The bout will likely be four or six rounds. Johnson confirmed the bout during an episode of his “I AM ATHLETE” podcast published Monday, and indicated he already has a nickname picked out. From ESPN:
“Everything in life I’m good at outside of golf,” Johnson said on the podcast. “June 6, ‘Sweet Feet Johnson’ is going to go in there and do what I do best.”
The Mayweather-Paul match was announced last week for June 6. Among the other fights on the undercard will be a rematch between Badou Jack and Jean Pascal, per Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix. Pascal defeated Jack, a former WBC super-middleweight title holder, via split decision in Dec. 2019.
Since the end of Johnson’s Pro Bowl NFL career, he has had no shortage of ventures in retirement, including appearances on Dancing with the Stars and WWE Raw. Athletically, he has played for a fourth-tier soccer team, joined a flag football league and taken part in a Professional Bull Riders event.
Hopefully, the boxing will go better than his bull-riding career:
He asked a question at the Usman/Masdival presser
Which was weird
That’s nuts! I can’t believe he got on a bull.
You never see that wimpy little meth head on Yellowstone ?..lol.
I have the first two seasons sitting here. I need to start them.
Fuck dude. Wait till you have time to binge cause you’re gonna want to watch it all…
When did celebrity boxing matches become the big thing?
Damn… Yeah my buddy told me it was awesome.
Almost Sons but with cowboys.
LOL my buddy said almost the same thing.