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Ex-NFL megastar to make boxing debut on Mayweather-Paul undercard

The American entertainment substitute is all about reviving stuff that became standard 20-30 years in the past, so why now not add celeb boxing to the combination?

In step with ESPN, Chad Johnson, previously acknowledged as Chad Ochocinco sooner than switching support to Chad Johnson, is scheduled to make his skilled boxing debut on June Sixth on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul. His opponent is at likelihood of be any other celeb and/or athlete in a four- or six-rounder.

Johnson is easiest acknowledged for his days as a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, making six Pro Bowls and getting First-Personnel All-Pro honors on three events. His outsized character and ingenious touchdown celebrations made him considered one of many more noteworthy names in the NFL, and for a few years he legally changed his title to Chad Ochocinco due to his uniform number became #85. We’ll ignore that the Spanish is grammatically unsuitable and acknowledge here’s a thing he did.

The 43-one year-passe famously called out Andre Berto draw support in 2009, which became ridiculous for a variety of reasons, namely Berto being an genuine excessive-diploma boxer on the time and Johnson… now not being one, plus Chad is draw out of Andre’s weight class. On the change hand the hobby Chad has had in consuming into the boxing ring has been there for bigger than a minute. Perhaps he’s looking out for to recoup the money he lost when he wager on Jorge Masvidal to beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 261.

The Mayweather vs. Paul pay-per-watch will be confirmed on each and each Showtime and Fanmio PPV. True connected boxing fits include ragged unified junior middleweight champion Jarrett Hurd taking on Luis Arias at middleweight, whereas Badou Jack and Jean Pascal possess a rematch of their though-provoking gentle heavyweight stumble upon from 2019, which resulted in a split resolution salvage for Pascal. This occasion will be in Johnson’s fatherland of Miami, Florida and happen a day after Teofimo Lopez vs. George Kambosos Jr on Triller PPV.

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