Le’Veon Bell Boxing Career
The former NFL star RB Le’Veon Bell appears to be shifting his focus as it looks like his football career is finished. While he proved to be an absolute stud during his tenure in the NFL, father time is undefeated. He began slowing down as slowly bounced from team to team seemingly just cashing a paycheck. Le’Veon Bell boxing comes as he transitions from playing football this season, reported ESPN. Ironically, the fight he’s preparing for is another former star, RB Adrian Peterson. This is set to be hosted at the Crypto.com Arena (Staples Center) on July 30.
“Boxing is something that, you know, they always say it’s something you can’t play boxing. Last year, I almost sat out the whole year to try to focus on boxing because I kind of knew that was what I wanted to transition to. This year, I know I’m not going to be playing this year because I want to focus on boxing,” the 30-year-old Bell said.
Is This Truly Le’Veon Bell’s Future
Unfortunately, Bell has made it abundantly clear throughout his press conference that he will not be fighting one time. He will be focusing primarily on boxing as his new career.
“This is, I guess, like my introduction to kind of show what I’ll be doing and how I’ll be going about myself. Just an intro,” he said.
Peterson on the other hand isn’t as certain about boxing being his new career. However, he’s not willing to close the door on the possibility. He’s considering continuing his NFL career for a team that may need him down the line.
“This is something that I definitely can see myself doing going forward as well, just depending on how things kind of play out for me,” Peterson, 37, said.
While both were very talented players, Peterson’s peaks were much more dominant and longer. Peterson is considered a future HOFer while Bell is considered just a very good player for his time. Peterson still sits number five on the all-time rushing list and is an MVP of the league. The 37-year-old believes that he has some left in the tank. Possibly, a team in need will most likely call upon Peterson sooner rather than later.
“We have a lot of guys sparring all the time, and I’ve had the opportunity in the past to get in there with those guys a couple times and here recently, obviously, getting ready for the fight. I just been kind of grinding, so I might see this continue to do something going forward,” Peterson said. “So, even after this fight, I will still be on my same routine, waiting for that next opportunity to present itself.”