Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski says he won’t box again this offseason. But he will box again.
Zbikowski told the Baltimore Sun he expects to return to boxing when he’s done playing football.
“I’d like to play football as long as I can,” Zbikowski said. “I still believe I can box after I’m done football. . . . It’s a sport where maybe you’re better as you get more mature, older, stronger and a lot more wise.”
Zbikowski said he doesn’t think the Ravens’ front office and coaching staff has any reason to be upset that he turned his attention to boxing during the lockout.
“I don’t think so. I think they understand we are all more than just football players,” Zbikowski said. “I did it competitively. I didn’t get injured. I wasn’t stupid with the opponents I was selecting. … As long as the lockout has been going, it’s going to be forgotten by the time the lockout is lifted.”
Even though Zbikowski isn’t ready to forget boxing altogether.