Former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell already has his next opponent in mind after beating JMX last month.
Bell, now 1-1 as a boxer, is looking to exact some revenge on another erstwhile NFL player whom he claims injured him on purpose. Asked if there’s someone he would like to box on the back of his fight with JMX, Bell did not mention names but noted he would love to get in the ring with a former NFL opponent who was responsible for a serious knee injury he sustained.
“There is, it’s just that this person is not a boxer,” he said during an interview on the Misfits Boxing podcast. “It’s someone from football. They had purposely injured me. I don’t think I want to say the name, but people who watched my career when I hurt my knee, people know. Yeah, people know. I would love to put my hands on him in the ring.”
He also tweeted a clip from the show, noting “I know the real Steeler fans know this one for sure.”
Fans would know the former RB is pointing a finger at Vontaze Burfict, who played as a linebacker in the league, having represented the Cincinnati Bengals and Las Vegas Raiders when they were still in Oakland.
Burfict hit Bell with a hip drop tackle during a game in the 2015 season that left him with a torn MCL. The three-time Pro Bowler said he thought the Bengals were trying to injure him on purpose, with Steelers linebacker Vince Williams also claiming to hear Burfict brag about the tackle.
Bell would be out for the Steelers’ playoff that ended in the Divisional Round as they lost to the Denver Broncos.
The NFL is reportedly planning to review the hip drop tackle this offseason with a view to possibly banning it.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.