Buccaneers: Antonio Brown may have a future as a boxer

Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images)
Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, (Photo by Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images) /

Antonio Brown is already one of the best receivers in the NFL, and he may also have a career in boxing after his time with the Buccaneers.

Antonio Brown is quickly becoming a legend in Tampa. Great playoff performances en route to the Super Bowl and a great training camp before the title defense are an excellent way to start, but nothing gets the fans behind you as a player more than a good fight.

Fighting is an inevitable part of sports. In a physical sport like football, expecting fights never to happen is nothing short of naive.

When you’re going up against someone for 60 minutes with constant contact, trash talk, and every other trick in the book, fights are bound to happen. Hockey may have the monopoly on sport-sanctioned fighting outside of professional fighting sports, but football should at least look into it.

Hockey has turned fighting into a strategy, and apparently, Antonio Brown has been taking notes from his fellow champions on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

In a relatively chippy joint practice today with the Titans, several fights broke out to the dismay of the coaching staffs. Coaches are fine with energy in games, but a practice like this is supposed to carry a bit more respect in their eyes. Regardless, the players and the fans love it, and Brown is building up a decent amount of clout for himself with a recent viral picture.

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In the picture, Brown is seen landing an absolute haymaker on Titans corner Chris Jackson. The fact that Brown could land a hit like this with other players and coaches trying to break it up makes a move even more impressive.

The Buccaneers and Antonio Brown aren’t known for this type of heat during games, but it is nothing but good for Tampa going forward. A fiery team that is willing to get this pumped up during practice after winning the Super Bowl is a great way to keep the team focused, and today, Brown was the one to bring that fire.

It is also worth noting with a punch like this that there are plenty of celebrities and former athletes that are trying their hand in boxing. The purse usually is pretty generous for people that aren’t even pros, and with punches like that, Brown can make a decent bit of money and string together some wins against former T.V. stars if he plays his cards right.

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