Tom Zbikowski says he’d knock out Chad Ochocinco in 45 seconds

As Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski continues to get more attention for his upcoming boxing match than he ever gets for his in-season activities on the field, he made an appearance today in which he said he’d like to get the chance to knock out Bengals receiver Chad Ochocinco.

On the Dan Patrick Show, Zbikowski was asked which NFL player he’d most like to face in the ring. In an instant, he named the Bengals receiver he faces twice a year on the field.

“Ochocinco talks like he can box,” Zbikowski said.

Ochocinco has said in the past that he’d like to box in the offseason, and he said this weekend that he’d like to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva. But unlike Zbikowski, Ochocinco has never actually laced up the gloves, and Zbikowski said a fight between himself and Ochocinco wouldn’t last long.

“I’d let it go for about 45 seconds,” Zbikowski said. “I’d let him know what a real jab feels like.”

Zbikowski said he’d beat any active NFL player in a boxing match, although he acknowledged he’d be nervous if he had to step into the ring with teammate Ray Lewis, and he said he believes another teammate, Haloti Ngata, has the talent to be the heavyweight champion of the world if he wanted to quit football and dedicate himself to boxing.

UPDATE: CSNChicago.com has the full video of Zbikowski’s interview with Dan Patrick.

44 responses to “Tom Zbikowski says he’d knock out Chad Ochocinco in 45 seconds

  1. 45 seconds? I guess Tom doesn’t think much of his boxing skills. It would take about 5 seconds.

    The worst boxer in the world can beat the toughest non-boxer in the world, as long as it is limited to boxing.

    Tom could knock out LeBron James in 20 seconds.

  2. Tommy Z has been boxing for a long time. Ocho wouldn’t get out of the first round.

    Tommy Z will get a kayo this weekend as well. He is fighting a cupcake which is expected since he is still early in his career and hasn’t fought in a long time.

  3. Probably a good idea if you could get chad to put a mouthguard in for 45 seconds.

    Advice to Tommy Z. though: “It ain’t bragging if you can do it” but make sure you can do it!

  4. Well that’s what happens when your NFL career never takes center stage. You start looking for employment elsewhere. I.e Boxing. Don’t worry Tommy, the only thing that matters is that YOU believe it.

    The nerve of some people. 45 seconds my arse.

  5. Put TO in the ring too and then he could put Batman and Robin both down. Everyone would cheer for that!

  6. “Ochocinco has said in the past that he’d like to box in the offseason, and he said this weekend that he’d like to fight UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.”

    That made me laugh. Anderson Silva is one of the baddest men on the planet.

  7. ok i have a new favorite player because tom is right chad talks tough but the guy REFUSES to go over the middle and take a hit,hes softer than butter and hopefully on his way out of town!

  8. I don’t doubt he could take Chad quick.

    But some of the linemen in the league would treat Zbikowski like my wife treats my checkbook.

  9. I think he might have a hard time with Ray Edwards from the Vikings. Ray is 6’5″ and has been boxing for a couple years now. Ray’s reach might overwhelm Tommy.

  10. jaggedmark says:
    Mar 7, 2011 12:37 PM
    Says he’d beat anyone in the NFL???

    Seriously, like he’d beat 6’7″ 340 Jake Long?

    or better yet, get in the ring with this guy http://media.scout.com/media/image/70/709172.jpg Steve Hutchinson

    What a joke
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    You idiot! Only a complete sports novice would dare suggest that a guy can be a good boxer because he’s big. Effing ridiculous!

    When I was in my teens I was tiny but I was also an amateur boxer. I had a couple linemen friends on the football team that outweighed me by nearly 70 lbs that I sparred with because they thought it would be funny even though they claimed they were scared to hurt me…. It was a big freaking joke! And I’m sure I probably wasn’t even half the boxer that Tom Zbikowski is. A good boxer would destroy a professional-anything in the boxing ring 100X out of 100.

  11. People would pay to see that. No seriously, people would pay Zbikowski a ton of money to shut Ocho-Cinco up for even 5 seconds.

  12. I think Ochocinco could definitely last longer than 45 seconds, especially if Chad had time to train. 45 seconds goes by soooo fast in the ring, and I’m sure if Chad trained he would use his legs and try to run and stay away. I would think if all he wanted to do was last a round, he could probably do it… but he would most likely quit between rounds or come out and get annihilated in round 2.

  13. I bet it takes into the 2nd period, just because Chad would be dancing around the ring like Apollo Creed before the Russian (i.e. Zbikowski) would take him out permantly.

  14. How great would it be if he knocked him out in 85 seconds…….or better yet, 8.5 seconds. Chad would have to crawl in a hole to avoid the post fight smack talk.

  15. “Says he’d beat anyone in the NFL???

    Seriously, like he’d beat 6’7″ 340 Jake Long?”

    He’d chop him down like a sequoia. Thing is, unless you box you can’t match how quick their hands are. Jake Long, or any other non-boxer, would be hit 3 times before he even heard the opening bell.

    And landing a punch on a guy who boxes is next to impossible.

  16. It’s funny that Ochocinco said he would like to fight Anderson Silva. Personally, I think Tom Zbikowski would KO Ochocinco in about 10 seconds, and Anderson Silva would submit Tom Zbikowski in about 30 seconds.

    Ochocinco would have no chance against Anderson Silva. That would be a joke.

  17. Anybody who has spent any time throwing some jabs, hooks & cuts knows that technique/experience outrank pure size/strength. If you are a novice, you are gonna get decked.

    I love how he said he’d be afraid of Ray. That is totally classic!

  18. Ochocinco is a barking dog.., he’ll yap, yap, yap away hiding behind his twitter or other medias, but he doesn’t have the cajones to stand up to it.

    Ochocinco should stick to the sideshow carnival barking, as it’s what he does best.

  19. I would think if all he wanted to do was last a round, he could probably do it… but he would most likely quit between rounds or come out and get annihilated in round 2… Really?…Or would it go like this …rd # 1..[5 sec.].left jab,left jab] dance….[10 sec] left,right,left combo and…3 step dance [15 sec.].left,right,left,right combo,right upper cut and….. lights out !!

  20. So let me get this straight; ‘Certain people’ who by any analysis have underachieved in their chosen profession(Zbikoski) can call out someone who has overachieved and become a multiple year pro bowl player(Chad Johnson) through hard work and consistency in their career…Yet the underachiever is lauded and supported?

    On the other hand if you think about it, boxing is where the term ‘Great White Hope’ emanates.

  21. vetdana says:
    Mar 7, 2011 2:45 PM
    I would think if all he wanted to do was last a round, he could probably do it… but he would most likely quit between rounds or come out and get annihilated in round 2… Really?…Or would it go like this …rd # 1..[5 sec.].left jab,left jab] dance….[10 sec] left,right,left combo and…3 step dance [15 sec.].left,right,left,right combo,right upper cut and….. lights out !!

    ++++++++++++++

    Why you want to completely prove you know nothing about boxing? Throwing a right uppercut right after a left-right combo (I assume you mean a jab straight right combo) is stupid and a person’s body would not be in ideal position to do so. You’re an idiot, save your comments for the European Football Post because you don’t know dick about boxing and it is doubtful you’re much smarter with American football.

    BTW, there are usually no punches thrown in the first 5 seconds of a fight… you have 3 being thrown… watch a fight, d-bag.

  22. Stop it. I read two comments and I wanted to slap everybody who posted something. First off, NO he wouldn’t knock LeBron out, let alone in the 1st round. Let’s be real.

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