Chad Johnson held his personal in his first boxing match.
The previous NFL broad receiver confirmed off spectacular footwork and even landed just a few strong punches towards Brian Maxwell early within the battle. However within the fourth and closing spherical, Maxwell delivered a heavy right-handed shot for the battle’s lone knockdown. Each fighters went the gap, and since it was an exhibition match, no winner was declared.
Nonetheless, Johnson, after what’s going to probably be the one battle of his profession, got here away assured in his skill.
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“I feel I am prepared for [Conor] McGregor,” he joked after the battle.
Maxwell left the ring feeling as if he put himself on the map. He had gone 2-3 in MMA fights and was 0-3 in Naked Knuckle Combating Championship matches earlier than preventing Johnson.
“Ask the world who Brian Maxwell is now. Brian Maxwell is right here,” he stated.
Johnson, who skilled with Jermell and Jermall Charlo, twin brothers who’re a mixed 65-1 in skilled boxing, danced across the ring early and obtained in a strike. However after quieter second and third rounds, Maxwell wore down his idol, knocking him down with the toughest punch of the evening.
Sporting Information tracked dwell battle updates and round-by-round highlights from the Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell battle. Learn beneath for full outcomes from the 2021 boxing exhibition, which is a part of the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard.
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell outcomes
8:37 p.m.: Last numbers: Johnson lands 4 of 10 jabs and 10 of 35 energy punches for 14 of 45 hits complete. Maxwell missed all 16 jab makes an attempt however landed 17 of 52 energy punches for 17 of 68 hits complete.
8:34 p.m.: Maxwell had the one knockdown of the battle. Each fighters embrace after the tip of the match.
8:33 p.m.: Johnson flexes on Maxwell proper earlier than Maxwell knocks him down.
8:33 p.m.: Each fighters have aggressive begins to the ultimate spherical of this exhibition battle.
8:31 p.m.: Maxwell will get Johnson within the nook after beginning quick within the spherical. Johnson is ready to escape and runs out the clock.
8:28 p.m.: Maxwell ends the second spherical by mocking Johnson. Quiet spherical between the 2.
8:25 p.m.: Johnson landed just a few punches with Maxwell on the ropes close to the tip of the spherical.
8:24 p.m.: Johnson will get in a very good punch from the southpaw stance. The previous broad receiver is displaying fast footwork transferring across the ring.
8:19 p.m.: Maxwell is out within the ring. Johnson strolling out now.
8:15 p.m.: “I am nervous for Ocho, however he put within the work” — former NFL broad receiver Brandon Marshall on Showtime Boxing earlier than the beginning of the battle.
7:58 p.m.: Corridor of Fame broad receiver Terrell Owens is able to watch his former teammate tackle Brian Maxwell.
7:54 p.m.: Lower than 10 minutes out from the beginning of the battle card.
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell battle begin time
- Begin time: 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT
The pay-per-view card will start at 8 p.m. ET with the primary occasion between Mayweather and Paul slated to start out after 11 p.m. ET. Johnson vs. Maxwell will probably be one of many three undercard fights earlier than Mayweather vs. Paul, so their battle will happen in some unspecified time in the future within the 8-11 p.m. ET vary.
The right way to watch Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
- TV channel: Showtime
- Reside stream (PPV): Showtime.com, Fanmio
- PPV value: $49.99
Chad Johnson’s battle towards Brian Maxwell will probably be aired on Showtime PPV and Fanmio on Sunday, June 6. It is going to be part of the undercard for the primary occasion battle between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul. The complete pay-per-view will value $49.99.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul battle card
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
- Badou Jack vs. Devin Colinal; mild heavyweights
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias; junior middleweights
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell; cruiserweights