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Former NFL Star Chad Johnson Gets Dropped In His First Ever Professional Boxing Match

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Former NFL Star Chad Johnson Gets Dropped In His First Ever Professional Boxing Match

Everyone is looking forward to the main event of Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul, but the undercard is already serving up some decent fights.

Former NFL wide receiver Chad Johnson opened the show and he actually looked pretty slick inside the ring - despite getting absolutely dropped in the fourth round.

The ex-Cincinnati Bengals star was taking on Brian Maxwell and while no official winner was declared, Ochocinco certainly left his mark.

Chad Johnson. Credit: PA
Chad Johnson. Credit: PA
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Johnson landed a couple of heavy shots early in the bout, most notably a right hook that rocked his experienced opponent.

But in the fourth and final round, the momentum in the fight shifted when Ochocinco got dropped by a swinging right hand.

Johnson, arguably one of the best route runners in NFL history, shook off the blow and got straight back up to continue fighting.

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His show of courage left everyone impressed, including his opponent who was full of praise for his "idol" in his post-fight interview.

Looking at the numbers, Johnson landed 4-of-10 jabs, 10-of-35 power punches for 14-of-45 total hits across the four rounds.

As for Maxwell, he missed all 16 of his jab attempts, but landed 17-of-52 power punches for 17-of-68 total strikes.

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Topics: Floyd Mayweather vs Logan Paul, Boxing News, Boxing, results, Australia

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