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Zbikowski challenges Ochocinco to a four-round boxing match

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Earlier today, Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski told Dan Patrick that the non-teammate Zbikowski would most like to face in the ring plays in Cincinnati, and goes by the name “Ochocinco” — and that Zbikowski would knock Ocho out in 45 seconds.

Said Ochocinco, in a Twitter message:  “you wana go nite nite, you want to box me, for 1 your feet are to slow and you’ve no hand speed to even be competitive.”

Zbikowski didn’t hesitate, posting the following challenge on his Facebook page:  “Dear Ocho Cinco . . . thanks for following my career . . . You and me at M&T Bank Stadium, charity four-round boxing match. You wear Orange and Black and I will wear Purple and black.  If we do it in May, that should give you enough time to get ready . . . You game?”

We’re game.  Hell, we’d even break out the ’68 VW bus and drive over there for it.

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83 Responses to “Zbikowski challenges Ochocinco to a four-round boxing match”
  1. oldhamletman says: Mar 7, 2011 1:52 PM

    fix the CBA… that’s what we wanna hear about

  2. benh999 says: Mar 7, 2011 1:54 PM

    If the fight takes place, it will mark the first time I ever use PPV.

  3. buckybadger says: Mar 7, 2011 1:54 PM

    Ocho will never go through with it and since he is under contract he probably can’t.

    Tommy Z would waste him anyways. Ocho doesn’t know the first thing about boxing and would be a deer in headlights.

  4. oldhamletman says: Mar 7, 2011 1:55 PM

    oh… and Z will destroy him… Ocho’s mouth just did him his latest disservice

  5. medialovesthecowboys says: Mar 7, 2011 1:55 PM

    85 writing checks his body can’t cash.

  6. sdboltaction says: Mar 7, 2011 1:59 PM

    FAWK YES, MAN!!!!!

  7. chc4 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:00 PM

    If so that would be TZ a better boxer than football player. ‘Cause he’s not very good on the gridiron.

  8. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 7, 2011 2:03 PM

    Funniest news I’ve heard all day!
    Can’t wait to see how bigmouth Chad squirms wimps his way out of this

  9. ppdoc13 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:05 PM

    i’d seriously consider paying to watch Tom Zibby kick the crap out of Chad Johnson or Ochocinco or whatever the hell his name is this week. A Chinese lunch says Chad doesn’t last all 4 rounds unless he runs.

  10. zone44blitz says: Mar 7, 2011 2:05 PM

    I’d pay good money to see Ocho buckle after getting a right from Zbikowski straight to the face.

  11. kingjoe1 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:06 PM

    Ummm, i am pretty sure CJ will use insurance company as an excuse.

  12. dexterismyhero says: Mar 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    Hell Yes…..This is going to be awesome…..

  13. lionfan419 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    yep OCHO would be on back really fast, one punch to his lil chin and he would be counting Bengals

  14. ppie12 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:09 PM

    Ochocinco = Peter McNeeley. ha

  15. chapnastier says: Mar 7, 2011 2:10 PM

    Glad I live an hour outside Bmore. I’d pay whatever they wanted to see this.

  16. tkovacs2 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:11 PM

    Fairly confident that what TZ would do to Ocho would constitute a hate crime in most states…..

  17. EJ says: Mar 7, 2011 2:11 PM

    benh999 says:
    Mar 7, 2011 1:54 PM
    If the fight takes place, it will mark the first time I ever use PPV.

    Same here benh999. I would enjoy spending $$ on that one!

  18. beastofeden says: Mar 7, 2011 2:11 PM

    This will never happen.

  19. johnnyoclock says: Mar 7, 2011 2:13 PM

    Ahh yes, more dumbing down of the NFL as it continues to turn into professional wrastling. Surprised Rex Ryan hasn’t gotten involved.

    Does everything just have to be dumbed down to 10 yr old boy level? I guess Bieber will be the opening act, right?

    Yet another step toward what will eventually over the next decade be the decline of the NFL.

  20. backinblack67 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:13 PM

    C.J… You just got knocked the F*** Out

  21. EJ says: Mar 7, 2011 2:15 PM

    Anybody out there agree that seeing Ocho’s dazed and confused look as he wobbled to the floor priceless???

  22. suhnami says: Mar 7, 2011 2:19 PM

    This is so funny because it shows you the psychological chess match zbikowski is playing here with chad. Not surprised chad is so dumb he’s falling into the trap (I guess thats where an ND education will give you a one up on your peer from Oregon State lol).

    Fact is Zbikowski has probably wanted to knock chads lights out for a long time now, and knew full well chad would do exactly as he always does and go talk trash hiding behind his computer on twitter. tom knew full well chad would respond as such prompting him to put chad on the spot with an actual challenge.

    chad I don’t blame you for making up some ridiculous excuse to try and spin why you won’t get in the ring and get your arse run but PLEASE surprise us all and do the stupid thing and get in the ring with tom :)

  23. hobartbaker says: Mar 7, 2011 2:20 PM

    The better news is that Och is going to tune up for the match by “whooping ass” on the PFT guys three times a week from now till May.

  24. bigchoreographer says: Mar 7, 2011 2:20 PM

    I’m expecting a “Child please” followed by complete silence from 85.

  25. supashug says: Mar 7, 2011 2:20 PM

    I would swap my M+T U2 tix for this one

  26. suhnami says: Mar 7, 2011 2:21 PM

    Great english grammar “to” chad! “your feet are to slow”

    really? i’m not surprised you don’t know the difference between “to” and “too” please just go get in the ring so all of american can get a nice laugh to see you get KNOCKED OUT and finally shut up

  27. hotlantalaw says: Mar 7, 2011 2:27 PM

    Ziggy would pound Ocho Cinco like a red headed stepdaughter; I love it that Ocho Cinco knows it too

  28. savocabol1 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:28 PM

    johnnyoclock says:
    Mar 7, 2011 2:13 PM
    Ahh yes, more dumbing down of the NFL as it continues to turn into professional wrastling. Surprised Rex Ryan hasn’t gotten involved.

    Does everything just have to be dumbed down to 10 yr old boy level? I guess Bieber will be the opening act, right?

    Yet another step toward what will eventually over the next decade be the decline of the NFL.

    ___________________________________

    Seriously? Take a chill pill man, you are probably the only person on this earth that has something negative to say about this. This would cause ZERO harm to the NFL.

  29. hedleykow says: Mar 7, 2011 2:32 PM

    I’m guessing Ocho’s corner man, TO, would at some point come flying into the ring and slam a folding chair over Zbikowski’s head. I’d pay three bucks to see it.

  30. jonkybon says: Mar 7, 2011 2:34 PM

    Zbikowski is screaming a desperate cry for attention. Why would an NFL starter (Ocho) waste his time with this scrub? Way to try and make yourself revelvant Z. Too bad you’ll be working for UPS this fall.

  31. jjackwagon says: Mar 7, 2011 2:37 PM

    Never happen, think about it. Chad knows he ain’t man enough but he is smart enough to stay out of the ring.

  32. alistair88 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:38 PM

    Uhm didn’t Ocho train with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last offseason. I wouldn’t discount him completely.

  33. jutts says: Mar 7, 2011 2:48 PM

    Come on Ocho! You can do it. Prove to everyone your not all bull_hit. Come on , get in there and show your manhood. It’s just some nobody D-back. Hell, he doesn’t even start Ocho…. Do it, just do it. Imagine all the stuff you and your pal TO.. can talk about. Don’t be a puss. Or are you?

  34. dansnydersux says: Mar 7, 2011 2:50 PM

    EJ says:
    Mar 7, 2011 2:11 PM
    benh999 says:
    Mar 7, 2011 1:54 PM
    If the fight takes place, it will mark the first time I ever use PPV.

    Same here benh999. I would enjoy spending $$ on that one!

    Boys, who’s up for a viewing party?

  35. goriidskiiin says: Mar 7, 2011 2:51 PM

    Hey Zbkowski, what if Ochocinco challenged you to a four quarter football match….you would lose. Football=way cooler than boxing

  36. jethro007 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:53 PM

    I believe Ocho would be a Noshow.

  37. bonerchamp says: Mar 7, 2011 2:53 PM

    This story is as irrelevant as Tommy Z’s alma mater.

  38. thevillain112 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:54 PM

    If Chad was smart and had Floyd Mayweather giving him advice, I could see him lasting a couple of rounds with TZ. Chad’s got reach, quickness and a better chin than I think people give him credit for. Plus weight wise they are not that much apart.

    Chad isn’t the smartest guy though and will probably get knocked out in the first minute…

  39. juliusanonymous says: Mar 7, 2011 2:54 PM

    Child, please. You should know by now, Ocho Cinco ain’t nothin’ but mouth. That dude will NEVER get in the ring with anyone.

  40. backinblack67 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:57 PM

    alistair88=T.O or C.J…havent figured it out yet

  41. heavyj39 says: Mar 7, 2011 3:00 PM

    really? i’m not surprised you don’t know the difference between “to” and “too” please just go get in the ring so all of american can get a nice laugh to see you get KNOCKED OUT and finally shut up

    Dear Suhnami,

    If you going to make fun of Chads tweet for grammatical errors maybe you should mix in some punctuation.

    Sincerely,

    All of Americans ERR I mean America!

  42. east96st says: Mar 7, 2011 3:01 PM

    I will pay an extra $5000 if this can be a MMA fight. Boxing gloves won’t do enough damage to Chad’s face for this to be truly enjoyable.

  43. duanethomas says: Mar 7, 2011 3:22 PM

    I know you people like Great White Hopes, but like the rest through history Z will be a dope. Chad would destroy this clown his his hand speed. Holmes vs Clooney…only worse. If you agree thumbs down. IF YOU LOVE IT THUMBS UP!

  44. chucknoll says: Mar 7, 2011 3:23 PM

    what defensive player in the afc north wudnt wanna clean ocho stinko’s clock…including bengals

  45. duanethomas says: Mar 7, 2011 3:24 PM

    “With his hand speed” my bad.

  46. beastofeden says: Mar 7, 2011 3:35 PM

    The second this boxing match looked like it would be a legitimate event the Chief Blogger/Tattle Tale Over Lord of this website would be up in arms over contract violations for participating in Non-football activities.The Blogs about Steve Smith playing flagball and Bart Scott wrestling are enough evidance

  47. whodeyz says: Mar 7, 2011 3:36 PM

    I’m a bengals fan and I’d LOVE to see Ocho Stinko get knocked the F out

  48. enders9 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:04 PM

    If he wants to knock Chad out so bad, maybe he should stop sucking in the NFL (seriously, did anyone even know who this guy was before all this started up?).

    This fight isn’t going to happen though, Zbikowski knows this. He is just using Chad to get more publicity for his fight on the 12th.

  49. acerockefellar says: Mar 7, 2011 4:07 PM

    Ochos offseason IS boxing. Hes much quicker than this practice squad water boy. Ocho trains with some of the best boxers in the world. Hes not f-cking around.

  50. ruggerlad says: Mar 7, 2011 4:07 PM

    Says Ocho Cinco to his trainers when he wakes up “Child please pass me my teeth”

  51. minnesotablizzard says: Mar 7, 2011 4:08 PM

    “Zbikowski said he’d beat any active NFL player in a boxing match” What about Ray Edwards? He has been training to be a boxer for quite some time and would be a bigger weight class.

  52. stairwayto7 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:17 PM

    Didn’t Ochostinko want to swim against Micheal Phelps and never did?
    Ochostinko raced a horse with a 50 yard head start.
    If he did fight, make it a steel cage match so he could not escape, with Michael Buffer ring announcer and Richard Stelle as a ref!

  53. ruggerlad says: Mar 7, 2011 4:18 PM

    Like Channing Crowder and Joey Porter Ocho has more mouth than talent.

  54. Deb says: Mar 7, 2011 4:32 PM

    Whoa, fellas! Not an Ochocinco fan, but don’t assume Zbikowski can’t lose. He’s eight years younger, but Chad is two inches taller, about 25 pounds lighter, and has more lean musle mass.

    Zbikowski has been training but Friday’s article implied he won’t have his first match until next weekend. He says he has the stamina to go 5.5 rounds without tiring. But Chad is well-conditioned. And even if he hasn’t had boxing or martial arts training, he’ll have two months to prepare. The outcome might not be as sure as you think.

    Would like to see this match myself :)

  55. henryjones20 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:33 PM

    so funny how ppl on here hate arrogance but somehow love it when um….tom zbikowski talks it!! or should i just say,when someone thats looks like him talks trash

  56. henryjones20 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:35 PM

    olin kruentz wld whip them both at the same time!! ck his stats

  57. garyman1 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:37 PM

    Ochocinco just went “all in” holding only a small pair…and TZ called his bluff.

  58. eja642 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:53 PM

    Anyone who thinks OchoCinco stands a snowball’s chance in hell at beating him needs only to do a simple Google search of Zbikowski.

    Zbikowski: 75-15 as an amateur. A KO victory 49 seconds into his first professional fight.
    OchoCinco: 0-0 at any level.

    Just because a guy trains with boxers in the offseason doesn’t make him a boxer.

    Will he last the 4 rounds? Maybe. Probably not. Will he win. No. Not in 4 rounds, unless those rounds are fired from a gun.

    Chad is an NFL athlete, so is Zbikowski. One has over 90 fights in his boxing career, one has zero. Football conditioning does not translate to fight conditioning, they are not the same.

    Anything Ocho thinks he knows about boxing will be gone the instant Zbikowski lands his first jab.

    If anyone still has the belief that Ochocinco can or will win this, if it happens, you should consider a career change. I hear the T-Ocho show ego fluffer position is available.

  59. cuzz4169 says: Mar 7, 2011 4:53 PM

    Chad we all now you have pride, but you should just laugh this off, before you get your ass whooooped.

  60. ruggerlad says: Mar 7, 2011 5:11 PM

    The difference is Tom has always boxed, has faught pro and could have made a career out of boxing if he wanted to. Ocho on the other hand could not.

  61. catman72 says: Mar 7, 2011 5:17 PM

    Who cares about this idiot and his childish boxing challenges?

    This is the perfect scenario for Ocho to respond with a “child please”.

    I’m sure Ravens fans are proud, they like running their mouths as much as this Zbiretard does.

  62. dkeyser says: Mar 7, 2011 5:17 PM

    Who cares if he trained with Mayweather. Mayweather hasnt boxed anybody worth a sh*t in 5 years and is too much of a puss to get in the ring with Paq-man..Im pretty sure Z is actually on an undercard of an upcoming PPV fight. Maybe OchoJohnson should buy it too see what he would be in for

  63. steelerfan9598 says: Mar 7, 2011 5:35 PM

    Please, please, please let this happen.

  64. touchdownroddywhite says: Mar 7, 2011 5:40 PM

    alistair88 says: Mar 7, 2011 2:38 PM

    Uhm didn’t Ocho train with Floyd Mayweather Jr. last offseason. I wouldn’t discount him completely.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    I was going to point this out as well. And anybody calling Mayweather garbage needs to keep watching MMA. The guy has the most ridiculous hands in the world

  65. batsandgats says: Mar 7, 2011 5:49 PM

    anyone thinking Tommy Z is just a waterboy scrub doesn’t pay attention to football. He could start and excel for numerous teams, he just happens to be stuck behind Ed Reed who is a future hall of famer. Tommy Z ran a 4.4 coming out of Notre Dame and was supposed to play cornerback but Notre Dame switched him to Safety because it is a more “racially appropriate position”. His family used to drive around the country looking for the fastest sprinters and have Tommy race them to prove that he was fast. He plays in certain packages for Baltimore but he is just behind Ed Reed.

    Also, so what if Ochocinco trains boxing, does that mean he can fight? Clay Matthews did MMA, does that mean he could go against Lesnar? Tommy Z has been boxing since he was 12 years old with a great amateur record winning 75 fights and losing only 15. As far as the “great white hope” you realize that all of the belt holders in the heavyweight division are white? and quite a few guys in middleweight divisions and up. Calzaghe retired as one of the few undefeated fighters, ending his career defeating roy jones and Benard Hopkins. Nobody can be the Klitsckho brothers, everyone that is supposed to be the next big thing is destroyed by them. David Haye is afraid to fight either of them.

  66. batsandgats says: Mar 7, 2011 5:55 PM

    “so funny how ppl on here hate arrogance but somehow love it when um….tom zbikowski talks it!! or should i just say,when someone thats looks like
    im talks trash”

    because this is the first thing Tommy has said his entire career….Chad has been talking trash and has been a primadona his entire career, it doesn’t matter who it is, people would love to see anyone fight Ochocinco, but nice try inserting the race card in there when it doesn’t exist

  67. burntorangehorn says: Mar 7, 2011 6:10 PM

    It’s nice to know that Zbikowski pointed out that it would be a charity event. I for one would consider it his great gift to the world if he knocked Ocho the fudge out.

  68. rozz513 says: Mar 7, 2011 6:26 PM

    I really think you would be surprised with Ocho in the ring. He’s been boxing for years, and uses it as cross training each off season.

  69. Deb says: Mar 7, 2011 6:35 PM

    @eja642 …

    Couldn’t understand what PFT was saying in Friday’s write-up on Zbirowski, but it sounded as though he wouldn’t have his first match until next weekend. If he’s had 90 amateur bouts, then no, Ochocinco wouldn’t be a viable opponent despite training with Floyd Mayweather. He’s lean and in great shape, but I don’t think a guy who’s never fought could overcome that much experience plus an eight-year age difference.

  70. brasho says: Mar 7, 2011 7:30 PM

    Some of you imbeciles seem to believe that because Chad trains with boxers that he can actually box. Zbikowski is an actual boxer, he doesn’t mind getting hit, and when he does get hit, he keeps coming and throws back…

    Chad is not a boxer, he doesn’t get hit, and he won’t respond well when he does get hit. He would get destroyed. Say what you want about TZ’s NFL career, but in the ring it would be a complete embarrasment for OchoStinko.

  71. enders9 says: Mar 7, 2011 8:00 PM

    batsandgats says: Mar 7, 2011 5:49 PM

    anyone thinking Tommy Z is just a waterboy scrub doesn’t pay attention to football. He could start and excel for numerous teams, he just happens to be stuck behind Ed Reed who is a future hall of famer. Tommy Z ran a 4.4 coming out of Notre Dame and was supposed to play cornerback but Notre Dame switched him to Safety because it is a more “racially appropriate position”. His family used to drive around the country looking for the fastest sprinters and have Tommy race them to prove that he was fast. He plays in certain packages for Baltimore but he is just behind Ed Reed.

    —————————————–

    He’s behind Ed Reed, who didn’t play the first 6 games this season… yet, still no one even knew this guys name until he started talking about Ocho. I don’t care how fast he is, and if his parents really drove around the country looking for people to race just to prove he was fast, then they are idiots. Just line his ass up and have him run and put it on youtube, it’ll save you the time and gas money of driving everywhere.

    So you’re right, Tommy Z isn’t JUST a waterboy scrub. He’s a fast waterboy scrub.

  72. raiderapologist says: Mar 7, 2011 8:25 PM

    He should change his name to “Chad Insecure.” He always finds a way to get his name in the news without actually doing anything. That being said, I would drive 500 miles and pay $500 to see that fight.

  73. burntorangehorn says: Mar 7, 2011 8:27 PM

    Chad’s off-season cross-training version of boxing would do him about as much good in an actual boxing match as playing guitar hero a few hours a day would do in a rock concert.

  74. raiderapologist says: Mar 7, 2011 8:45 PM

    brasho says: Mar 7, 2011 7:30 PM

    Chad is not a boxer, he doesn’t get hit, and he won’t respond well when he does get hit.
    ———–

    Chad doesn’t get hit? I have no love for the guy, but speaking in general terms, he gets hit hard. It’s not boxing, but it still hurts.

  75. vicksprman says: Mar 7, 2011 9:21 PM

    I think Chad would be able to hang for a minute because he has trained as a boxer, but Tommy Z would end up putting him down hard.

  76. batsandgats says: Mar 7, 2011 10:53 PM

    “He’s behind Ed Reed, who didn’t play the first 6 games this season… yet, still no one even knew this guys name until he started talking about Ocho. I don’t care how fast he is, and if his parents really drove around the country looking for people to race just to prove he was fast, then they are idiots. Just line his ass up and have him run and put it on youtube, it’ll save you the time and gas money of driving everywhere.

    So you’re right, Tommy Z isn’t JUST a waterboy scrub. He’s a fast waterboy scrub.”

    your totally right, 6 games is enough for someone to get national attention……come on get out of here man, and people still no who is he is in Baltimore and REAL fans know of him in his division not to mention Notre Dame fans and evevery team they faced while he was in college. A youtube video? how old are you? 12? or just an idiot? you are aware youtube wasn’t always around and only recently popular, right? We are talking about 8+ years ago when his family did this

  77. batsandgats says: Mar 7, 2011 11:09 PM

    “YouTube offered the public a beta test of the site in May 2005, six months before the official launch in November 2005″

    you know what Tommy was doing that year? putting up 70+ tackles at Notre Dame, 5 interceptions, 2 for a td, a forced fumble and a sack. Well after his parents drove him around in high school. Yes life existed before the internet was this big and facebook or youtube existed. I know thats hard for you to comprehend, but people had to do things differently to get exposure so he can get a scholarship to a big time school.

    The knock on him by recruiters out of high school was that he wasn’t fast enough, which was assumed because he was white. He proved that stereotype wrong over and over again. How many white defensive backs get a fair chance? people are ready to cut a guy if they make one mistake, meanwhile others get burnt on the regular basis and have job security. Eric Weddle is one of the top safetys in the league and the Chargers might not even resign him. And Eric isn’t even a natural safety, he was a cornerback in college, shut down Calvin Johnson in their bowl game, ran in the 4.4 range, has one of the fastest 10 yard splits in combine history (which means he has fast acceleration to make up ground if he made a mistake), his size and speed scream corner, but he is playing safety instead, yet he still manages to play on a high level.

  78. otown05 says: Mar 8, 2011 5:45 AM

    Tommy Has over 100 amatuer fights so the idea that Ray Edwards would have a chance is crazy.

  79. ravensgrl says: Mar 8, 2011 1:51 PM

    Still no response from Ocho….

  80. dexterismyhero says: Mar 8, 2011 2:41 PM

    C’mon Ocho. You pay fines to the NFL for doing little dick dances after TD’s and the money goes to charity.

    Like an ealier post this will be Noshow Stinko.

  81. mactimo says: Mar 8, 2011 3:21 PM

    NoShowCinco

  82. covercorner says: Mar 9, 2011 2:22 AM

    I would love to see this fight. Ochocinco will get beaten, but it will be entertaining.

  83. cleonslamminsalmon says: Mar 9, 2011 11:53 AM

    Never heard of either one of these clowns. Go Pack Go!

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