Ex-Bengals WR Chad Johnson to make boxing debut on Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard
Former NFL recipient Chad Johnson is trying a different sport.
The Cincinnati Bengals star has agreed to an undercard boxing match for next month's fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Logan Paul, according to ESPN's Cameron Wolfe.
Johnson's opponent is reportedly not finalized yet, but it is expected to be another celebrity or former athlete. The fight will likely last four or six rounds. Johnson confirmed the fight during an episode of his "I AM ATHLETE" podcast released Monday, stating that he has already picked a nickname. From ESPN:
"Anything in life that I'm good at outside of golf," Johnson said on the podcast. "On June 6th, 'Sweet Feet Johnson' will go in there and do what I do best."
The Mayweather-Paul match was announced for June 6th last week. Among the other bouts on the undercard, there will be a rematch between Badou Jack and Jean Pascal, according to Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix. Pascal defeated Jack, a former WBC defending super middleweight champion, by a separate decision in December 2019.
Since the end of Johnson's Pro Bowl NFL career, he has not been short of retired endeavors, including appearances on Dancing with the Stars and WWE Raw. In terms of sport, he played for a fourth division soccer team, joined a flag soccer league and took part in an event organized by the Professional Bull Riders.
Hopefully boxing is going better than his career as a bull rider:
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