Chad Johnson suffered a huge punch Sunday night in his boxing match against Brian Maxwell.
The former NFL superstar was on the undercard of the Paul/Mayweather fight, and he didn’t look too bad. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
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However, late in the fight Maxwell, who has bare knuckle fighting and MMA experience, landed a monster punch to the head of the former Bengals receiver.
You can watch the awesome strike below.
BRIAN MAXWELL DROPPED OCHOCINCO ????
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 7, 2021
The most impressive part of this situation is the fact that Johnson actually managed to quickly get up off of the ground.
I think it’s safe to say that most people wouldn’t have popped up like that. It would have been lights out.
Holy shit that was fucking fun against a real fucking bare knuckle fighter and i fucking survived ????????
— Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) June 7, 2021
No winner was declared Sunday night, but Johnson managed to land 31% of his punches and 40% of his jabs, which bested Maxwell in both categories, according to ESPN.
Outside of getting knocked down, he looked surprisingly solid in the ring.
Chad Johnson landed a BIG RIGHT hand and he looks comfortable in the ring ????
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 7, 2021
Props Johnson for giving the fans a show and looking very solid while doing it. Still, that was a monster punch he ate.