A tougher-than-expected third professional boxing match for Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is not slowing his boxing schedule down.
Jamison Hensley of the Baltimore Sun passes along the news that Zbikowski’s next opponent has been announced. He’ll face Blake Warner, a 33-year-old cruiserweight, on April 23 at the WinStar Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. (Good seats are still available.)
Zbikowski is 3-0 as a pro with two knockouts. Warner is 1-2, but he’ll have the home crowd advantage because he’s from Oklahoma. Zbikowski is also scheduled to fight on May 21 in Cabazon, Calif., and on June 4 at the Staples Center in L.A.
The Ravens safety has said boxing isn’t really a “second job” and he wants to eventually be cruiserweight champion. He’ll be looking to show improvement after his last opponent Caleb Grummet gave him some trouble before a unanimous decision on March 26.