Le’Veon Bell, a former two-time All-Pro, and Adrian Peterson, the fifth-leading rusher in NFL history, will square off on July 30 at the Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles in an exhibition boxing battle, producer Social Gloves Entertainment said on Friday. Neither Peterson nor Bell have ever made a boxing ring appearance or declared their NFL careers over.
Peterson participated in four games in 2021, his 17th NFL year and his sixth and seventh clubs (three for the Tennessee Titans and one for the Seattle Seahawks). In 2021, Bell played for two different teams, sharing eight games between the Baltimore Ravens and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Social Gloves 2 is in charge of planning the event, and a pay-per-view feed will also be made accessible. The boxing matches at Social Gloves 2 are well-known for showcasing athletes, celebrities, and social media influencers.