Ray Edwards’ Boxing Match Cancelled.
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.