Antonio Brown’s football career may be over, but will we see him box in 2022?
At the highest levels, crossovers in sports do not occur as often as they did in the past. Long gone are the days of Bo Jackson or Deion Sanders excelling in two sports on the big stage. However, there’s a recent trend that sees athletes from one space pop up in the world of boxing. Antonio Brown’s name adorned headlines and thanks to the fallout there are actual betting lines on whether he’ll be the next name to step into the squared circle.
Brown’s near decade-long NFL career may be over after his very public fallout with Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The team officially released him on January 6 and he became a free agent yet again. The NFL seems like the place of multiple opportunities, no matter how egregious one’s offense may be. But what if Brown doesn’t play again and instead ends up boxing? According to MyBookie there are official better lines on the potential future of a career in boxing.
If Brown did step into the ring, who would he face?
The first question is whether Brown will box in 2022? The “No” response is a slight favorite at -150 compared to the +110 chances that he enters the ring, but that gap may close in time.
When it comes to “celebrity” boxing, Jake and Logan Paul are the kings of the game. Do the odds favor the chance Brown steps into the ring with either of them? Well, the favorite is once again “No,” this time at -400, compared to the +250 yes response.
If he were to step into the ring to fight either of the brothers, Brown would be a betting underdog, as he currently sits at +260 against Jake and +200 against Logan, both of which enjoy a large gap at -330 and -300 respectively.
Chad Johnson, Deron Williams, and Frank Gore all tried their chances at boxing to varying success. Even the maligned Jose Canseco has tried his hand at combat sports. Antonio Brown hasn’t shown any interest in joining the list of athletes making a jump to boxing, but if the last few years have shown anything it’s to never count it out entirely.
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