Two former star NFL running backs clashed in the ring on Saturday night when Le’Veon Bell fought Adrian Peterson. Bell and Peterson met on the undercard of the “Social Gloves” card from Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles.
For much of the fight, it was a complete bore, but there was a definitive winner — whether official or not — when Bell knocked out Peterson with a big right hand.
In the fifth round, Bell waited for Peterson to throw a right, which he did, and once that happened, Bell unloaded with the counter, sending Peterson crashing to the canvas.
Due to the bout being an exhibition, there was technically no winner in the bout.
When it comes to payment, Bell most definitely won that as well.
Combat sports reporter Jed I.Goodman disclosed salaries which says that Bell was paid $250k while Peterson was paid $15k.
Fortunately for Peterson and Young, not many people were around to witness his fall. Per a report from Dexerto, the Social Gloves event sold only around 200 tickets at the 22,000-seat Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. It forced organizers to give away 1,000 tickets.