Adrian Peterson vs. Le'Veon Bell Boxing Fight Postponed, No Makeup Date Announced

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVJuly 24, 2022

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Adrian Peterson and Le'Veon Bell will have to wait a few more months before they face off in a boxing ring.

Social Gloves Entertainment announced its July 30 event, which featured the two running backs, has been postponed until at least early September:

Social Gloves Entertainment @socialgloves

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TMZ Sports reported Wednesday that AnEsonGib, who's scheduled to fight Austin McBroom in the headline bout, wasn't medically cleared to compete because of a head injury.

Peterson and Bell weren't the only pro athletes who signed on for the pay-per-view, with former NBA swingman Nick Young opposing rapper Blueface.

Bell made eight appearances for the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2021 NFL season. The two-time All-Pro made it clear he sees boxing as his new full-time pursuit.

"Last year, I almost sat out the whole year to try to focus on boxing because I kind of knew that was what I wanted to transition to," he told reporters. "This year, I know I'm not going to be playing this year because I want to focus on boxing."

Le'Veon Bell @LeVeonBell

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Peterson, who's fifth all time in rushing yards (14,918), ran for 98 yards and two touchdowns in four games with the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks last season.

The 37-year-old hasn't shut the door on playing in 2022.


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