Bell Rung Peterson, Banked $250k

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Former NFL All-Pro running back Le’Veon Bell made his celebrity boxing debut last weekend in Los Angeles taking on fellow gridiron goon Adrian Peterson as part of the “Social Gloves 2” fight card, also featuring YouTube personalities AnEsonGib and Austin McBroom.

Bell scored a fifth-round knockout victory over Peterson and a $250,000 check to go with it. As for Peterson, he took home just $15,000 for his efforts, which sounds like chicken feed until you find out Jerry Bradford got paid just $920 for stopping Darynn Leyva.

Here are the complete Social Gloves 2 payouts from California State Athletic Commission (CSAC), courtesy of MMA Fighting:

Main Card:

AnEsonGib: $50,000
Austin McBroom: $10,000
AnEson Gib def. McBroom by KO at 2:36 of Round 4

Nick Young: $100,000
Malcom Minikon: $25,000
Young vs. Minikon ends in no decision after Young falls through the ropes

Le’Veon Bell: $250,000
Adrian Peterson: $15,000
Bell def. Peterson by KO in Round 5

Adam Saleh: $100,000
Landon McBroom: $5,000
McBroom and Saleh fight to a unanimous draw

Chase Demoor: $50,000
Cory Wharton: $45,000
Demoor vs. Wharton ends in no decision (exhibition bout)

Abimbola Osundairo: $4,200
Marco Deckmann: $1,280
Osundairo def. Deckmann by KO at 2:14 of Round 6

Prelims Card:

Moises Sixto: $4,000
Jalan Walker: $1,175
Walker def. Sixto by unanimous decision

Luis Schwenke: $2,000
Jay Silva: $1,500
Schwenke and Silva fight to a majority draw

Trenton Gibson: $1,600
Mathias Radcliffe: $3,440
Radcliffe def. Gibson by TKO at 1:45 of Round 1

Darynn Leyva: $2,500
Jerry Bradford: $920
Bradford def. Leyva by TKO at 1:05 of Round 2

If you’re wondering why an athlete like Peterson, who made over $100 million in 12 seasons with NFL, is fighting for $15,000 under the “Social Gloves” banner, it probably has something to do with his unpaid loans — and corresponding lawsuits — documented by The Athletic back in summer 2019.

For more on Social Gloves 2: “McBroom vs. Gib” click here.

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