Chad Johnson enters combat sports on Mayweather vs. Paul Card
Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson returns to the world of sports. But we will see him in a boxing ring and not on a soccer field.
Johnson will fight BKFC veteran Brian Maxwell in the Mayweather PPV vs. Jake Paul Showtime scheduled for June 5. Although the promoters previously announced Johnson’s involvement in the event, confirmation from his opponent came from BKFC officials just yesterday in the form of a tweet.
The fight will serve as Johnson’s first professional outing after a long hiatus from the sport. Johnson spent 11 years in the NFL as one of the league’s top receivers for the Cincinnati Bengals. Holding numerous team records, including most career receptions, yards and touchdowns, he ended his career in 2012. Johnson has remained mostly out of the spotlight since his retirement.
Johnson has had a love for combat sports since his days as a professional football player. Training with the Mayweather Boxing Club during his off-seasons, Johnson has been training boxing for years. He has also been an enthusiastic UFC fan, participating in pre and post-pandemic events.
Maxwell enters combat with experience in combat sports in boxing, unarmed boxing and mixed martial arts. Maxwell recently competed in the BKFC, where he was on a three-fight slippage with losses to Jared Warren, Uly Diaz and Tee Cummins. His most recent fight was a boxing match, which he lost by KO / TKO against Gaspard Pierre.
The fight will take place on the main event map. However, no information has been released regarding the potential purse for either of the fighters under the PPV. The Mayweather-Paul fight is an exhibition fight, which many predict will be a one-sided affair.
Are you excited to see Chad “Ocho Cinco” Johnson make his boxing debut against Brian Maxwell?