Six-time NFL Pro Bowler Chad Johnson is set to step into the boxing ring on June 6 when he takes part in a showdown for the undercard for the Showtime pay-per-view event with the headline from Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul. Sources confirmed the plans for CBS Sports for Johnson’s match on the map from Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, after he talked about it in the podcast I AM AN ATHLETE.
“So Leonard Ellerbe, Floyd’s manager, hit me like ‘hey, I have an opportunity for you,'” Johnson said. “‘Floyd fights June 6 at Hard Rock, you can earn a cool million and make a few rounds.’ “It’s something I really could not pass on. I could pass it on, but why not? Everything in life I’m good at besides golf. I called Ellerbe back and said, ‘let’s do this.’
Johnson, 43, who changed his name to Chad Ochocinco from 2008 to 2012, played 10 seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals before a season with the New England Patriots in 2011. During that time, Johnson established himself as one of the best wide receivers in the league. .
Johnson’s match will be part of the four-match pay-per-view main card, which also includes a rematch between Badou Jack and Jean Pascal in addition to Mayweather vs. Paul. Johnson’s opponent is not yet known.
“It doesn’t matter who I face,” Johnson said. “When I played on Sunday, even though it’s a different sport, you knew you would get your money’s worth. June 6, Sweet Feet Johnson will go in there and do what I do best.”