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Former NFL player and Oregon State football standout Chad Johnson, right, talks with Green Bay Packers president and chief executive officer Mark Murphy before a game in September. 

Chad Johnson to fight on June 6

Former NFL and Oregon State star Chad Johnson has decided to lace up the boxing gloves.

The former wide receiver will fight in an exhibition bout on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Logan Paul on June 6 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.

Johnson will likely fight another celebrity or former athlete in a four- to six-round exhibition bout.

Johnson, 43, first discussed the opportunity in a clip he posted on Monday from his podcast, “I AM ATHLETE,” with former NFL players Brandon Marshall, Channing Crowder and Fred Taylor.

Johnson, who lives in Miami, would often train at Mayweather’s boxing club during the offseason when he was still playing in the NFL and has kept a strong connection with Mayweather and his camp. He is also a big mixed martial arts and boxing fan and quickly agreed to fight after being contacted by Leonard Ellerbe, Mayweather’s manager.

“Everything that I do in life I’m good at — except golf,” Johnson said on the podcast.

Johnson played for the Cincinnati Bengals during his first 10 seasons in the league. He also played for the New England Patriots and was on the Miami Dolphins’ roster during his 11-year NFL career.

— The Oregonian

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