MIAMI, FL – Former Franklin County High School wrestling standout Brian Maxwell took former NFL Wide Receiver and childhood idol, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson the distance in a four round exhibition boxing match Sunday Night in a precursor to the Mayweather – Paul Main Event.
Maxwell and Johnson “went the distance” of the scheduled for rounds therefore being an exhibition match, no winner was declared.
Both fighters landed punches throughout the bout but the highlight of the event was a fourth round knockdown by Maxwell featuring a heavy handed right that caught Johnson.
Follow the fight Maxwell stated, “Ask the world who Brian Maxwell is now. Brian Maxwell is here.”
Prior to the fight Maxwell indicated that he modeled most of his athletic career, including the art of trash talk, after his idol “Ochocinco”.
Mutual respect was the name of the game following the match as both boxers embraced in a show of respect.