6 Athletes Who Would Make Great Boxers

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6 Athletes Who Would Make Great Boxers
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Getting in the ring with Julius Peppers would be ruinous to an opponent's health.

There are a number of professional athletes who are so gifted physically that they could probably play a sport besides the one they have chosen.

A very athletic football player might have the skills and desire to compete in basketball. A hockey player might have the swing to make it on the golf tour. A baseball player may have the hand-eye coordination to make it in tennis.

You get the point. However, for any of the athletes who make a living in the major North American pro sports to cross over and make the jump to boxing, you need something special. It's not just speed, athleticism or strength.

It's that intangible quality that allows a man to go into the ring and know his opponent is trying to knock him out and that brings out the best in him.

Clearly, we would not KNOW unless these athletes actually got in the ring, but we strongly believe these six athletes could make it in boxing.


Note: We are including current athletes and not retired stars like Lawrence Taylor or Herschel Walker.

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