Running backs getting into the ring is becoming a trend.
Adrian Peterson, the NFL’s fifth all-time leading rusher, and Le’Veon Bell, a former two-time All-Pro, are slated to face off in an exhibition boxing match on July 30 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, promoter Social Gloves Entertainment announced Friday.
Neither Peterson, 37, nor Bell, 30, has ever competed 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 pair of teams in 2021, splitting eight appearances with the Baltimore Ravens and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.