Chad Johnson is the latest celebrity to enter the boxing game. Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson is ready to box it out. The former 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.
“It’s likely to be a four- or six-round exhibition bout and the opponent has not been finalized yet. The expectation is Johnson, 43, will face another celebrity or athlete rather than a pro boxer.”
6x Pro Bowl wide receiver ➡️ boxer…
Former NFL WR Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) will fight an undetermined opponent in an exhibition bout on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Logan Paul undercard on June 6, a source confirmed to The Athletic.https://t.co/rHkcgeasbY
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) May 3, 2021
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Johnson first discussed the exhibition bout on the “I AM ATHLETE” podcast Monday with former NFL players Brandon Marshall, Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor.
“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.”
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) May 3, 2021
Other undercard fights include Badou Jack vs. Jean Pascal for the WBA regular lightweight title and former light middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd returning to the ring for the first time in 1½ years vs. Luis Arias.
Chad is entertainer first and foremost, this celebrity boxing sounds right up his alley.