Le’Veon Bell to box again on April 21

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With the 10-year anniversary of getting drafted approaching, former NFL running back Le’Veon Bell will be continuing his boxing career.

Via mmafighting.com, Bell will fight YouTube personality JMX on April 21.

It will be Bell’s third boxing match. He scored a TKO of fellow former running back Adrian Peterson in an amateur fight held in September 2022. The following month, Bell lost his professional debut to former UFC fighter Uriah Hall.

For JMX, it will be his fourth fight. Last October JMX defeated TikTok celebrity Ginty, with a third-round knockout.

Still only 31, Bell has vowed to continue his boxing career. He last played in the NFL in 2021.

13 responses to “Le’Veon Bell to box again on April 21

  1. 31 isn’t young in most sports. You don’t start boxing late in life and expect to make anything from it. Your tough Bell I am sure but boxers start before pubitiry and it’s a lifestyle.

  2. Should’ve took that $14 million from Pittsburgh instead of sitting out! More money, Hall of Famer, sign autographs for a living. Instead you have to fight nobody’s for a pittance!

  3. Poster child for when keeping it real goes wrong. Had a great offensive line, coach that believed in him, veteran QB that opened up the field….but decided to let his ego ruin all of that. Only 31 and it seems like he last played a lifetime ago.

  4. We don’t know whether Bell was getting bad advice from his agent, or was not listening to good advice from his agent. All we know is he screwed up his NFL career big time.

  5. Before folks start criticizing Bell for holding out a year keep in mind that he earned over 29 million dollars after that. He did pretty well for himself.

  6. Presuming he still has a lot of his NFL money, why risk brain damage for what amounts to chump change? Repeated blows to the head, even wearing head gear in training, contributes to brain injury even if it doesn’t reach the level of a diagnosed concussion. If the injuries in construction workers or steel workers reached the level fighters reach, OSHA would have intervened long ago.

  7. I hit the “Pittsburgh” tab and this comes up.

    This is like a DUI (not me, of course) that you can never shake.

    Please list him under “New York Jets” or better yet don’t mention him at all.

  8. If Lamar Jackson is thinking about not signing his tender he should familiarize himself with the L Bell story

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