Midnight Mania! ‘Ochocinco’ Steps Into The Ring

    Welcome to Midnight Mania!

    Try as we might, celebrity boxing grows more inescapable by the hour.

    Former NFL wide receiver, Chad Johnson — perhaps still better known as Chad Ochocinco all these years later — will make his own journey into the boxing ring per a report from ESPN. More specifically, Johnson will be competing on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul event, which is scheduled to go down on June 6, 2021 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

    At the moment, the bout is likely to be booked for either four or six three minute rounds. In addition, while there has yet to be an opponent announced, Johnson is expected to face a fellow athlete/celebrity rather than pro boxer in what will be his first crossover into the ring.

    Admittedly, if the Paul brothers and other random YouTube stars are officially considered pro boxers … that does muddy the waters regarding potential foes. For whatever it’s worth, Johnson has worked his hands at Mayweather’s gym in the past during NFL off-seasons, so perhaps the controversial former Bengal can impress in his “pro” debut.

    He really can’t be worse than that reggae singer at the last Jake Paul boxing match.


    This is the level of petty/badass all fighters should aspire toward.

    Oof I’m a big Eddie Alvarez fan but our boy is sounding a touch delusional here …

    I hope Mike Perry joins the Diaz squad. They may not help with head movement or footwork, but some extra volume could help “Platinum!”

    Deontay Wilder throwing his coach around with big ol’ right hands:

    Fans are in stands, punching each other in the face again. Nature is healing!

    Rafael Fiziev does not like being ignored by Kevin Lee.

    Zhang Weill debuts her new look:

    Slips, rips, and KO clips

    Hopefully Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship provides dental coverage.

    A 1-2-3 finds its target and interrupts a counter right hand — this is why “closing the door” with the left hook is so valuable!

    Atomweight power!

    Random Land

    Grace and fluidity in movement.

    Midnight Music: My fiancée and I are on a road/climbing trip in Utah, so expect a whole lot of classic tunes in the next couple weeks.

    Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.

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