Bad news for anyone hoping to see two ex-NFL stars settle their longstanding beef in the ring … ’cause Vontaze Burfict is slamming the door on a boxing match with Le’Veon Bell — saying he wants to golf instead!!
In case you missed it, Bell was talking about potential future opponents on the “Misfits Boxing” podcast recently … and said he wanted to get revenge for what he felt was a dirty play during a game in 2015.
It’s pretty obvious who he was referring to, considering Bell suffered a knee injury in Week 8 against the Bengals that season … after Burfict and another Cincinnati defender made a tackle on the running back.
Oh I Know THE REAL Steeler Fans KNOW This One For SUREEE 👀 @MisfitsBoxing pic.twitter.com/XqWYf9wECo
— Le’Veon Bell (@LeVeonBell) May 15, 2023
“It’s someone from football,” Bell said. “They had purposely injured me. I don’t think I want to say the name, but people who watched my career when I hurt my knee, people know. Yeah, people know. I would love to put my hands on him in a ring.”
Vontaze got wind of Le’Veon’s comments, and instead of accepting the offer the ex-Steelers running back laid down, Burfict suggested they do a charity golf event instead.
“[Le’Veon Bell] why we lookin to fight?” Burfict wrote on Instagram. “Why not show everyone WE can change the narrative. Let’s show the world WE can squash beef in other ways than boxing. Let’s meet and compete on the golf course.”
He continued … “Get some charities involved so WE can help people in need and show kids that we resolved our differences to make the world a better place.”
Le’Veon didn’t seem too thrilled with Burfict’s idea … writing, “lol sure bro.”
But that didn’t stop him from clapping back at Burfict’s former teammate, Adam “Pacman” Jones, who said he’d bet $100k that VB beats Bell in a fight.
“I throw hands, I don’t wrestle .. tell em step in the squared circle tho & i’ll beat the dog s*** out of him … & you can put whatever you want on dude, it’s yo money to lose,” Bell tweeted at Jones.
Le’Veon is 1-1 in his boxing career, but it’s pretty safe to say he’ll have to look elsewhere for his next fight.