A pair of former All-Pro running backs are returning to action but it’s not on a football field. Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell have agreed to a heavyweight boxing exhibition on July 30 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles. This will be the first time either will compete in a boxing ring, but since it’s an exhibition, the fight won’t officially be considered their pro boxing debuts.
Peterson and Bell will battle in an undercard of Social Gloves 2, which is an event being promoted by YouTube star Austin McBroom.
The 37-year-old Peterson is a former NFL MVP and is ranked No. 5 on the NFL’s career rushing yards list. Last season Peterson played in four games split between the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks. The free agent plans to eventually retire as a member of the Minnesota Vikings.