VIDEO: Brian Maxwell Viciously Knocks Down Chad Johnson on Mayweather-Paul Undercard

Published 06/06/2021, 8:58 PM EDT


Despite it being his professional debut, ex-NFL star Chad Johnson didn’t hesitate to go after Brian Maxwell in their recent scrap. His gallant display didn’t earn him the win, as the matchup was ruled as a draw. However, Johnson suffered a major knockdown in the fight.

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The first round saw both men attack each other and unleash a violent display. Although Maxwell clipped his rival in the initial round, he received the same from the other side. Chad Johnson cracked Brian Maxwell with some good shots.

Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Brian Maxwell (White Trunks) fights Chad Johnnson (Black Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

While Maxwell taunted the former NFL star with some physical gestures, Johnson didn’t back off at any point. Even though he absorbed some brutal shots, Johnson continued coming forward. While many fans had predicted it to be a quick night for Johnson, he made it to the last round.

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Maxwell scored a knockdown in round four, which turned out to be very important in the fight. Nevertheless, the former Cincinnati Bengals man returned to a vertical base and kept fighting till the last bell. There’s no denying the former NFL star has earned some new fans thanks to his efforts in the boxing ring in Miami.

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Another celebrity exhibition fight in the Mayweather vs Paul card, Johnson vs Maxwell rightly lived up to the hype. The exhibition had several unique features, much similar to a traditional fight.

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That said, it was a big night for Chad Johnson, who traded punches with a professional boxer and remained unbeaten. Though the NFL star suffered some serious setbacks in the ring, it didn’t stop him from getting stronger.

Ultimately, Johnson grabbed appraisal from several and netizens before departing from the ring at the Hard Rock Stadium. In the post-fight interview, Johnson comically called out UFC star Conor McGregor, shocking several fans. Given that, we can expect to see him return inside the squared circle. However, it may not be against ‘The Notorious‘.

What did you make of Chad Johnson’s boxing performance at the home of the Miami Dolphins?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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