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Ray Edwards’ Boxing Match Cancelled.

June 13, 2011 by Nick in CONTROVERSY, PLAYER NEWS

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards had his next boxing match canceled on Saturday by the Midwest Sports Council. Edwards (1-0), who won his first professional bout last month, was expected to fight Larry Butler (1-0) on June 24 at Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn. The football player will await a new opponent and will likely fight in either July or August. Of course, should a new labor deal be agreed upon, that bout would be erased as well. Edwards scored a unanimous decision over one-time kickboxer T.J. Gibson in May. Edwards had a pair of knockdowns and went on to win the four-round fight 40-34, 39-35, 40-34. The plodding contest drew boos throughout, and Edwards admitted afterward that he has a lot to work to do in the ring. The 6-foot-5, 268-pounder reportedly took home $5,000 plus half of the gate revenue for his fight. The 26-year-old Edwards had 37 tackles and eight sacks for the Vikings last season.

MNVIKINGSBLOG.COM ANALYSIS:
A lot of Vikings fans are pretty sick and tired of hearing about Edwards.  He has made it more then clear that he doesn’t want to be hear unless he makes top dollar.  While he definitely has talent, he is a product of the other players on the defensive line.  When you have Kevin Williams and Jared Allen being double teamed and a 300+ pound Pat Williams dominating the middle then I sure hope you would have productive stats!   Ray Edwards, please just leave.

 

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