On May 20, Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards will step into the ring and make his boxing debut.
His opponent, former kick boxer T.J. Gibson, also will be making his debut as a traditional boxer. And Gibson will be at a significant disadvantage.
At five feet and nine inches, Gibson stands a full eight inches shorter than the six-five Edwards.
“No man intimidates me,” Gibson tells Mark Craig of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. “I’ll be ready. Let’s hope he’s ready. I f he knocks me out, he must be good because I’ve never been knocked out in kick boxing. If I knock him out, I hope you guys have your cameras ready.”
Edwards is due to become an unrestricted free agent when the lockout ends.