LE’VEON BELL will be stepping into the boxing ring in Los Angeles next month, it was announced today.
The Pro Bowl running back will fight on the undercard to Austin McBroom’s fight with AnEsonGib at Crypto.com Arena.
YouTuber McBroom announced that Bell would be joining an ex-Los Angeles Laker on the ticket for the July 30 event.
But in his interview with TMZ Sports, the 30-year-old was tight-lipped about other names.
McBroom hopes for a better show than his first attempt at boxing promoter.
Last summer’s “Battle of the Platforms” event between YouTubers and TikTok stars in Miami led to fighters claiming they hadn’t been paid.
But McBroom explained, “This time we’re working with people who’ve been doing this for a while.
“We have a new team, a new streaming partner, everything is new.
“People who are really experienced and I have been very blessed and lucky to have another chance.
“All of the past is behind us – no lawsuits, fighters are getting paid and we’re ready to do this the right way and put on a show like it was meant to be done the first time.”
And McBroom has signed NFL running back Bell to help his cause on July 30th.
A three-time Pro Bowler, Bell was one of the league’s top defensemen in his heyday with the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Since then he has played for the New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs, Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
He’s currently a free agent and was considering a move to boxing before Tampa Bay called last year.
Bell even called out Jake Paul in a tweet, saying, “@jakepaul fight me stop tryna fight people who can’t box.”
But after the Buccaneers signed him in December, Bell said: “I got to the point where I didn’t really want to play football anymore.
“I wanted to focus on boxing. As soon as you got that call, it was like, ‘Oh yeah, that’s it.'”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/boxing/5511193/leveon-bell-boxing-next-fight-austin-mcbroom-anesongib/ The next fight between Le’Veon Bell and NFL running back has been announced on card Austin McBroom vs. AnEsonGib