NFL RB Le’Veon Bell calls out Jake Paul for boxing fight after Tyron Woodley KO | Launderer report
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Running back Le’Veon Bell is tired of Jake Paul fighting “little guys who can’t box”.
Bell called Paul after the YouTube star beat Tyron Woodley in Saturday’s fight. This was the second time Paul has beaten Woodley, who was a UFC veteran before diving into the boxing world with these clashes.
While Bell has made a name for himself as an NFL running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets, Kansas City Chiefs and Baltimore Ravens, he apparently thinks he would do a good. best opponent in the ring:
Le’Veon Bell @LeVeonBell
I’m sick of seeing him go out boxing people who don’t even want to boxâ¦ if he wants a boxing match, a real one, he would fight meâ¦ period, stop fighting with little guys who don’t know boxer https://t.co/EaxEBbJFR9
On paper, Bell looks like he would be the latest in a line of professional non-boxers Paul would have to face.
However, Rich Cimini from ESPN reported in August 2020 that the running back got in shape for the football season with boxing sessions in the wee hours of the morning. He trained with Don Somerville, who, according to Cimini, is “a decorated boxer who has previously coached at the US Olympic Training Center”.
There was a time when Bell was one of the best running backs in the NFL, known for his speed and ability to explode through holes. He was three times Pro Bowler and two times All-Pro during his time with the Steelers.
However, the 29-year-old hasn’t been the same since missing the 2018 campaign due to a contract dispute. He’s played five games this year for the Ravens and averaged just 2.7 yards per carry.
As for Paul, Saturday’s victory came by knockout in the sixth round and improved his record to 5-0 with four wins by knockout.
He also beat UFC fighter Ben Askren and former NBA player Nate Robinson.
A win over Bell wouldn’t mean a win over a professional boxer for Paul, but the running back is only 29 and has boxing training under his belt. His tweet also suggests he’s confident in his ability to hold on in the ring.