NEW YORK (AP) — Like most NFL players, Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski is planning around a potential lockout. The difference is he’s doing it in a boxing ring.

Zbikowski is scheduled to fight for the second time as a professional on the undercard of Miguel Cotto’s title defense
against Ricardo Mayorga on March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Zbikowski will face Richard Bryant from London, Ky., in a four-round heavyweight bout.

The former Notre Dame star had a stellar amateur boxing career, and made his pro debut with a first-round knockout of Robert Bell on June 10, 2006, at Madison Square Garden.

Zbikowski plans to fight regardless of whether the NFL and players’ union agree to a new collective bargaining agreement. If there is a lockout, he could fight several more times.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

  1. barnyard says:

    If Zibby takes one to the head & is injured, by by career. He must come from the same school as the late Gerald Ford who played too much football without his helmut.

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