Le’Veon Bell is the most recent NFL working again that wishes to step into the boxing ring.
Unlike Frank Gore, nonetheless, Bell does not need to be on the undercard of any Jake Paul fight. He needs to face off in opposition to Paul himself.
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Bell took to Twitter to specific his need to fight in opposition to Paul. Why? Because he is uninterested in Paul combating “small dudes who cannot field.”
I’m uninterested in watching him out field ppl who don’t even wanna field…if he wanna boxing match, an actual one, he’d fight me…interval, cease fightin small dudes who can’t field https://t.co/EaxEBbJFR9
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) December 19, 2021
So, Bell is placing himself on the road, and he could be decidedly greater than Paul’s current opponents. Tyron Woodley, who Paul has fought twice and knocked out in his most up-to-date win, is 5-9 and weighed in at 189.6 kilos for Saturday’s fight.
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Bell is 6-1 — the identical measurement as Paul — however suggestions the scales at 225 kilos whereas Paul weighs in at 190 kilos. He would seemingly have to drop some weight to face Paul, but when Paul accepted a fight with him, he could be the largest opponent Paul has confronted to date.
It’s value noting that Bell has some expertise with boxing. He has by no means participated in any kind of fight, however he has used it throughout his NFL profession as a method to prepare. He took up boxing in 2020 when he was on the Jets and used it to get into “phenomenal form,” per ESPN’s Rich Cimini.
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It’s unclear whether or not Bell has continued together with his boxing routine, however he must be in a superb form on the very least. He was with the Ravens till mid-November earlier than being launched.
We’ll quickly see if Paul eyes Bell as considered one of his subsequent opponents. Certainly, Bell would draw some viewers from the NFL crowd, however Paul may need one other fighter in thoughts.