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Tom Zbikowski wins another boxing match

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Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski improved to 3-0 as a professional boxer with a unanimous decision victory on Saturday night in Atlantic City.

Although Zbikowski’s opponent, Caleb Grummet, has never won a pro fight and wasn’t expected to give him much of a challenge, it was the most competitive fight of Zbikowski’s brief career: Zbikowski’s two previous fights had been first-round technical knockouts, but this time around Grummet took him the distance.

Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun was on the scene and wrote that Zbikowski got hit hard and didn’t have an easy time of it, but did deserve to win the decision.

Prior to tonight’s fight, Zbikowski was expected to return to the ring on April 23. We’ll see whether Grummet giving him a tougher time than expected makes him rethink his boxing career.

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23 Responses to “Tom Zbikowski wins another boxing match”
  1. andyreidcarboload says: Mar 26, 2011 8:51 PM

    Who is Tommy boy going to fight next? Glass Joe? Von Kaiser? Don Flamenco?

  2. kegpack says: Mar 26, 2011 8:53 PM

    Call it newsworthy when he actually fights someone with a pedigree.

    Hand picking opponents is another reason why boxing sucks…

  3. sdboltaction says: Mar 26, 2011 8:56 PM

    Why don’t I just fight him, I’ll get knocked out in the first 30 seconds and can assure him his 4th gimme.

  4. hobartbaker says: Mar 26, 2011 9:06 PM

    In the words of Grummet’s manager Wallace, “it’s not the size of the dog in the fight, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.”.

  5. thetobygrizwold says: Mar 26, 2011 9:15 PM

    Can’t be easy fighting an MMA guy. Funny how swollen Gummet’s eye was. Sign The Toby.

  6. packerswambulance says: Mar 26, 2011 9:31 PM

    Funny thumb there dude…

  7. buckybadger says: Mar 26, 2011 9:38 PM

    @kegpack, you have no idea what you are talking about. Tommy Z is a young prospect not a headline fighter. Boxing isn’t MMA where you can get a title fight after a handful of fights or be headliner like Kimbo because you are a freak. You have to develop fighters in this sport and it takes time. Tommy is 3 to 4 years from fighting anyone good. This is still what makes boxing great is that they develop fighters and they are trained technicians in the ring. Thats why its a joke that Ray Edwards thinks he can do it. Sorry but its too late, you don’t walk into boxing latter in life.

  8. buckybadger says: Mar 26, 2011 9:42 PM

    Tommy Z didn’t look good in this fight but he did just change over to Emmanuel Stewart which isn’t smart to do right before a fight. I would have figured the change was coming after this fight, not the week before.

    If it wasn’t for the low blow in the 3rd it would have been a draw. Tommy also isn’t a heavyweight. If stays in boxing he will have to drop down to 175 and with the proper road work that is a possibility but that would mean no more NFL.

    Very raw yet as a fighter and a few years away from being a contender.

  9. hedleykow says: Mar 26, 2011 9:52 PM

    Ok, Tom Zbikowski won another boxing match; but what was the point spread? How does this relate to football sunday addicts?

  10. dbellina says: Mar 26, 2011 10:14 PM

    My buddy Phil Davis is fighting the main event tonight on Spike. The winner gets a shot at the light heavy title.

  11. thetobygrizwold says: Mar 26, 2011 10:15 PM

    I should also add that Tommy Z decided to box both south paw and orthodox in this fight.

  12. ernestbynershands says: Mar 26, 2011 10:25 PM

    If there us an BFL for him to return to, will he file a claim against the league for his head injuries?
    Or will his boxing earnings cover that?

  13. omniscient48 says: Mar 26, 2011 10:32 PM

    I want to see him fight Jon Jones. Then the Ravens can draft a “replacement” safety.

  14. dbellina says: Mar 26, 2011 10:58 PM

    Ed Reed would still kick his butt on the gridiron.

  15. ravensfan4life52 says: Mar 26, 2011 11:07 PM

    Still waiting for the Ocho fight.

  16. goforthanddie says: Mar 27, 2011 12:00 AM

    I see pinheads read this board. Boxers don’t normally fight for the belt after 3 pro fights. As I recall, it took more than that playing “Punch-Out”. For the idiots saying he’s fighting nobodies, here’s a clue: in boxing, HE’S a nobody.

  17. rajbais says: Mar 27, 2011 12:05 AM

    Are fights not airing on HBO, Showtime, Pay-per-View, or ESPN actually professional????

    If a newspaper is the only major medium covering it, then it’s not that big of a deal.

  18. voxveritass says: Mar 27, 2011 7:35 AM

    I’d pay to see him fight James Harrison.

  19. rstbuilders says: Mar 27, 2011 8:34 AM

    Next up, Bald Bull!

  20. EJ says: Mar 27, 2011 8:50 AM

    Sorry but its too late, you don’t walk into boxing latter in life.

    Not true my friend, there have been several fighters starting to box in their early to mid thirties who have had successful careers.

  21. oldhamletman says: Mar 27, 2011 9:14 AM

    come on chad.. accept! dont let Z dis you that way…. we all wanna see you get you 20 seconds in the ring!

  22. buckybadger says: Mar 27, 2011 11:16 AM

    EJ says:
    Mar 27, 2011 8:50 AM
    Sorry but its too late, you don’t walk into boxing latter in life.

    Not true my friend, there have been several fighters starting to box in their early to mid thirties who have had successful careers.

    —————————-

    Really? Name me one. I know of a couple who started in their early 20s and became successful by the time they where in their mid 30s like Martinez but find me one fighter who started in his 30s?

  23. Al Davis says: Mar 27, 2011 1:58 PM

    EJ says:
    Mar 27, 2011 8:50 AM
    Sorry but its too late, you don’t walk into boxing latter in life.

    Not true my friend, there have been several fighters starting to box in their early to mid thirties who have had successful careers.

    ———————————–

    Rocky wasn’t real, especially not the newest one lol

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