While waiting for a call from NFL teams, veteran running backs Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell decided to pass time with boxing. The duo just agreed to a boxing match that will see them face in the ring on July 30.
The fight, which is reportedly characterized as an exhibition, will take place at the Crypto.com arena in Los Angeles. It will mark the first boxing experience for both Peterson and Bell.
Peterson himself confirmed the news to Darren M. Haynes of WUSA9.
Peterson and Bell fight will serve as an undercard for the fight between YouTubers Austin McBroom and AnEsonGib. Former NBA guard Nick Young and rapper Blueface will meet in the second bout of the undercard.
Adrian Peterson is considered one of the best running backs in the history of the league. He played his best football with the Minnesota Vikings, where he became the only non-QB in the past decade to win the MVP award. Peterson played four games in 2021, suiting up for the Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks. He rushed for 98 yards and two touchdowns combined.
On the other hand, Le’Veon Bell has spent the past season with the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He rushed for 101 yards and two TDs in eight games. Bell was previously an All-Pro player while with the Pittsburgh Steelers.