The American entertainment industry is all about reviving things that were popular 20-30 years ago, so why not add celebrity boxing to the mix?
According to ESPN, Chad Johnson, formerly known as Chad Ochocinco before returning to Chad Johnson, is set to make his professional boxing debut on June 6 on Floyd Mayweather’s backhand against Logan Paul. His opponent will likely be another celebrity and / or athlete in a four or six round.
Johnson is best known for his days as a wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals, completing six Pro Bowls and earning All-Pro First Team honors three times. His oversized personality and creative touchdown celebrations made him one of the most important names in the NFL, and for a few years he legally changed his name to Chad Ochocinco because his uniform number was 85. Us ignore that the spanish is grammatically incorrect and admit that it is something he did.
The 43-year-old called André Berto in 2009, which was ridiculous for several reasons, namely that Berto was a top boxer at the time and Johnson… André’s weight class. Nonetheless, Chad’s interest in entering the boxing ring has been there for over a minute. Perhaps he is looking to recoup the money he lost betting on Jorge Masvidal to beat Kamaru Usman at UFC 261.
The Mayweather vs Paul pay-per-view will air on both Showtime and Fanmio PPV. Actual relevant boxing matches include former Unified Junior Middleweight Champion Jarrett Hurd taking on Luis Arias at middleweight, while Badou Jack and Jean Pascal have a rematch of their fun 2019 light heavyweight encounter, which ended. ended with a victory by split decision for Pascal. This event will take place in Johnson’s hometown of Miami, Florida, and will take place a day after Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr on Triller PPV.