Within the newest installment of “washed athlete boxing,” Adrian Peterson and Le’Veon Bell are on the verge of arranging a bout, in accordance with TMZ Sports activities.
The combat is deliberate to be part of YouTuber Austin McBroom’s “Social Gloves” card, set to happen at Crypto.com Enviornment in Los Angeles on July 30. Up thus far the world knew that Bell was planning to show to boxing, however his opponent was unknown — now all indicators are pointing to 37-year-old Peterson filling that function.
It doesn’t take a genius to work out why anybody would tackle a dumb, sloppy combat like this — as a result of all of us like cash. Nonetheless, it’s somewhat weird that two backs who earned $103M and $45M of their careers respectively, all whereas taking years of probably traumatic mind harm, would compete in a sport that revolves round traumatic mind harm.
That is by no means going to finish till individuals cease caring. Each few months we’ll have a boxing occasion headlined by two random YouTubers, manufacturing beef on-line to make use of tribalism to allow them to dupe their subscribers into combating for them on-line, arguing and watching — all whereas laughing about how a lot dough they’re raking in. Then, in an effort to diversify the cardboard they’ll herald two previous athletes who don’t have any enterprise boxing, however they carry in a special goal demo.
Then, when the mud settles, the subsequent boxing occasion will get to function a younger YouTuber vs. an previous athlete, the place the tribalism can start once more — this time generationally. The hustle is spectacularly easy, however hey, it retains working.