Le’Veon Bell KOs Adrian Peterson in fifth round of exhibition bout
Adrian Peterson has been hit onerous throughout his legendary NFL profession, however he seemingly by no means took a shot like this.
The 30-year-old Le’Veon Bell — who stated he wasn’t going to play this NFL season to pursue a profession in boxing — knocked out Peterson with an enormous proper hand within the fifth spherical to win the struggle between operating backs on Saturday evening at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
It was a part of a sparsely-attended Social Gloves co-main occasion below a bout between YouTube stars Austin McBroom and AnEsonGib.
It wasn’t a bout that boxing aficionados will likely be speaking about for years to come back. According to a Sporting News report, the primary 4 rounds of the Bell-Peterson struggle had been uneventful as every boxer caught largely to jabs and weren’t capable of throw many energy punches.
Although Bell hasn’t formally retired from the league, he has strongly hinted he received’t play soccer once more. He additionally desires to struggle in different bouts.
“That is, I suppose like my introduction to sort of present what I’ll be doing and the way I’ll be going about myself. Simply an intro,” the three-time Professional Bowler stated through the struggle promotion information convention.
As for the 37-year-old Peterson, he nonetheless is holding out hope he will likely be picked up by an NFL group. A surefire Corridor of Famer, Peterson completed final season — his fifteenth within the NFL — on injured reserve with the Seahawks. Peterson, who’s the NFL’s fifth all-time main rusher with 14,918 yards, is at present a free agent.
Bell, who has rushed for six,554 yards in his NFL profession, spent the primary six seasons with the Steelers, who chosen him within the second spherical of the 2013 draft. He held out the 2018 season with Pittsburgh due to contract points and later signed with the Jets in 2019. New York launched Bell 19-months later and he went on to have brief stints with the Chiefs and Ravens.
In his final cease, Bell performed simply three video games with the Buccaneers, dashing for simply 18 yards on eight carries.