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Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell will enter boxing

By Writing the 'running backs' will meet in an exhibition fight on July 30 NFL running backs stepping into the ring are becoming a trend.Adrian Pe


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the ‘running backs’ will meet in an exhibition fight on July 30

NFL running backs stepping into the ring are becoming a trend.

Adrian Peterson, the fifth greatest running back of all time, and two-time All-Pro Le’Veon Bell are scheduled to square off in an exhibition boxing match on July 30 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, home of the Lakers and Clippers. announced promoter Social Gloves Entertainment.

Neither Peterson, 37, nor Bell, 30, have ever competed professionally in a boxing ring or officially retired from the NFL.

Peterson played in a total of four games in 2021, three for the Tennessee Titans and one for the Seattle Seahawks, to mark his 17th NFL season and his sixth and seventh teams.

Bell also saw time for a couple of teams in 2021, splitting eight appearances with the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Peterson-Bell matchup will take place on the undercard of Social Gloves 2, a card that continues the trend of boxing events featuring social media personalities, athletes and celebrities.

Social Gloves 2, which will be a pay-per-view stream, will be headlined by YouTube personalities Austin McGroom and AnEsonGib. It will also feature former NBA player Nick Young fighting rapper Blueface, and rapper DGG toeing the line with rapper PnB Rock.