Chad Johnson goes distance in four-round boxing exhibition


Former NFL receiver Chad Johnson entered a boxing ring for the first time on Sunday night, as the opening fight of the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard. Fighting Brian Maxwell, a bare-knuckles specialist with some boxing and MMA history, Johnson went the distance.

Johnson was knocked down in the fourth and final round, but he wasn’t knocked out. And that would have been the only way for either boxer to register a win, because there was no decision.

Not a draw. A no-decision. As in no decision was made or even intended.

It was like that for all of the fights, apparently, including the main event. Which raises an interesting question. Did anyone bother to mention the fact that there would be no winners or losers before folks plunked down $49.99 to watch the fight? We want winners and losers when we watch sports. If there isn’t going to be a winner or a loser, why watch?

“I lost my virginity tonight and it was fun,” Johnson said after the fight. “I think I’m ready for [Conor] McGregor.”

That’s a stretch, given that Johnson wasn’t even ready for Pacman Jones. As PFT reported weeks ago, Johnson refused to fight his former Cincinnati teammate.

13 responses to “Chad Johnson goes distance in four-round boxing exhibition

  1. To all of the people with this “it’s just an exhibition? Did they make that clear in advance??” attitude… did you think Mayweather, a boxer who’s been retired for years, and a Youtuber, were having a sanctioned, professional boxing event? And if so, why?

    Did you think it was for “the belt” too?

  2. Only way for this nonsense to stop is for people to quit paying to watch it. As long as there are suckers who do – they will keep charging for something that should be on ESPN7

  3. Count me in with being shocked that Ocho-Cinco is doing this. We haven’t heard from him in a while.

  4. I wouldn’t pay $5 to watch that garbage, even if there was a winner and he was declared intercontinental champion.

  5. There are still boxing matchs? I thought they went the way of the DODO BIRDS when UFC started.

  6. 2 matches were sanctioned and 1 was terrific. I was entertained and felt the value was good especially watching floyd one last time.

  7. IF he hadn’t been knocked down I’d say it was fixed. I’m still skeptical – I remember Mark Gastineau.

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