Tom Zbikowski lines up another fight

Fresh off a first-round knockout win on Saturday night, Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is wasting no time in getting back into the boxing ring.

Zbikowski revealed on Facebook that he will take just two weeks off between fights and step into the ring again on March 26.

Just as he did on Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Zbikowski is fighting on the undercard of a major event. This time he’ll be at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, on the undercard of an event that features Yuriorkis Gamboa defending his WBA and IBF featherweight belts against Jorge Solis. The main event is on HBO, but Zbikowski’s fight will probably not be televised.

Zbikowski has indicated that he’ll keep boxing regularly as long as the lockout lasts. As a restricted free agent who hasn’t signed his tender, he’s free to keep boxing as long as he wants even if the lockout is resolved sooner than expected.

21 responses to “Tom Zbikowski lines up another fight

  1. I honestly never heard of this guy as a Raven. If someone knocks him out can we please stop hearing about his boxing career on the football blog?

  2. I hope Chad Ochocinco doesn’t back out of his promise to fight Zibby if there’s a lockout. I would love to see that fight. Ocho would go down within a minute.

  3. I don’t get these people who are talking about how Zbikowski isn’t any good at football. He might not make Ed Reed plays, but he’s a pretty good textbook safety. He plays his position, and has good hands when he gets the chance to use them. Remember when Ed was hurt in the last part of 2009 and Tom had 3 picks in 3 games plus a 4th that got called back on a holding call? He’s a good football player and based on his amateur record a good boxer as well. He’s a hard hitting, muti-sport athlete who is more skilled in two sports than most people are in one.

  4. @Deb

    This guy started some games at S this year. Not to mention he was an absolute beast at ND.

  5. I’ll pay $100 per minute pay per view to see him deflate that gasbag Ocho Cinco .. should cost about $10…

  6. @Deb

    He is a very good player, just has had to play behind Reed.

    He had 300 tackles at ND from 2004-2007 with 8 interceptions and 2 TD’s. Also ran back punts and had a couple of TD’s.

    Just because you never heard of him doesn’t mean anything. :>)

  7. This guy was a stud in Notre Dame. Not so much in the NFL though. If he keeps rockin punks in the ring , he has a real decision to make. Seems the loot would be better in the NFL. especially to be basically a special teams ace. truthfully i expected more outta him in the pros.

  8. @finsbooyah …

    ND … that explains why I don’t know him. They haven’t exactly been relevant lately. (Now I know I’m getting thumbs down lol)

  9. Eaglescantwin: remember he’s been stuck behind one of the greatest players at the position for his career (on 2 years btw) so hasn’t had a chance to get a ton of experience or see the field to make plays much. He’s never been a ball hawk, but he’ll make a name for himself given the opportunity

  10. @dexterismyhero …

    Oh … now I remember him! He’s the guy who subbed when Reed was out. Don’t guess it’s appropriate for me as a diehard Steeler supporter to say I’m a Reed fan, but I love to watch Ed play. So once he was back on the field, that erased Zbikowski. Afraid I’m definitely not a Notre Dame fan 😉

    Just a lil tired of hearing his boxing scores. Wish him luck, but would think it should be one of the other if he’s serious. Don’t see how you can split your time and be top-caliber at either.

  11. no paycheck vs paycheck, seems like he should be fighting every two weeks, good financial decision. Most of the other safeties are in the carribean sans drug testing

  12. for those of you nitwits that don’t know about Zibby… he started for Ed Reed while he was on the PUP list for the first 6 games and did a TREMENDOUS job… he is hardnosed and really fast… the man is GREAT at both sports and i am in full support of him with his boxing career… funny thing is, the Ravens secondary had better stats while he was in believe it or not… they were ranked 3rd in the league at that point in the season… Ed Reed just added a lot more INT’s when he came back… Zibby is the man and is LOVED in Baltimore… If i get the chance i’d love to see him in the ring… Go get em’ Tommy Z! and i hope to have you back in Baltimore IF we have a season this year

  13. Hey, thetobygrizwold, I’m not fighting with anyone on this thread–not even the censors so far and that’s a small miracle. I’m just clowning around … except for the part about not liking Notre Dame. That was true. Well … it’s also true that I’m not really interested in reading boxing scores on the NFL site. Sure hope we don’t have to that in September 😯

  14. Zibby is a good football player and a decent boxer. No one is saying he will win a belt but he is trying to make a legit career out of this.
    Part of the boxing process is to line up fights and to progressivly increase the talent of your competition. Starting with tomato cans and if it all works out ending up with a title shot somewhere down the line.

    At least he is doing something productive with his time off from football, I mean he could be out trolling in college bars …..

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