Adam “Pacman” Jones was a prolific kick-back, strong defensive back, and professional bowler during his NFL career. But this did not help him in the boxing ring. Jones lost to Bobby Ling in Friday’s match as part of the “Rough N’ Rowdy” amateur boxing card for Bristol Sports, West Virginia, which was broadcast via pay-per-view.
The former NFL player certainly didn’t expect to lose and told TMZ Sports that he has trained in the ring for 10 years and is ready to take on Ling, who has won a record 5-0 in amateur matches. Got into a fight with “My hands are up as the new mom RNR champion,” Jones told TMZ. “Bobby Ling, your victory is over. The honeymoon officially ends today. I’m ready to go to the king. Let’s go.”
I hope the evening does not pass like this. Athletic ability was never in question for Jones, who was No. 6 overall in the 2005 NFL Draft and played until 2018 (though was not fit in 2007 or 2009). He has been a member of the Tennessee Titans, Dallas Cowboys, Cincinnati Bengals, Denver Broncos, and Pro Bowl making, impressing him with kick returns as well as his skills as a defensive back. On Friday, he returned to West Virginia, where he played college football, but was unable to return home with a win.