Former NFL Star Chad Johnson Says He’s Fighting On Mayweather-Paul Card
Former NFL star Chad Johnson is claiming that he will be competing on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul card.
Mayweather and Paul will share the ring on June 6. It’ll be an exhibition bout that’ll air live on Showtime PPV in the U.S. and Fanmio internationally. It appears Johnson may be a part of the card.
During an appearance on the I AM ATHLETE Podcast, Johnson revealed he was contacted to compete in the event (h/t BoxingInsider.com).
“So Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd manager, hit me up like hey I got an opportunity for you. Floyd is fighting June 6th, at the Hard Rock, you can make a cool million and do a few rounds. It’s something I really couldn’t pass up. I could pass it up but why not? Everything in life I’m good at, besides golf. I called Ellerbe back and said let’s do this.”
Johnson has never stepped inside the boxing ring for a bout. There’s no doubting he has athletic ability. He served as a wide receiver in the NFL for over a decade.
With that said, being a high-level athlete doesn’t always translate to success in combat sports. Former NBA star Nate Robinson was knocked out in his lone boxing match against YouTuber Jake Paul.