Eric Dickerson told TMZ Sports that he believes Adrian Peterson will defeat Le’Veon Bell in their boxing battle.
“I know how strong AP is,” Dickerson explained.
Bell was last listed in the NFL at 6’1″, 225 pounds, while Peterson was 6’1″, 220 pounds, but Dickerson has his own take on the two running backs.
“AP bigger, AP stronger,” Dickerson stated.
Bell and Peterson have agreed to a fight on July 30 at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles:
Tweet from Le’Veon Bell:
“& it’s official 🍿👀 nothing else needs to be said, let’s gooo”
Both athletes were All-Pro running backs, but now they’ll have a chance to show off their agility in a different sport
Dickerson, a Pro Football Hall of Famer enshrined in 1999, understands how to analyze running backs, though he admits boxing isn’t his strong suit. Peterson will have the opportunity to prove him wrong.
Professional Career of Eric Dickerson
1983-1987: L.A. Rams
Dickerson established the NFL running record in 1984 and won other trophies.
In the 1985-86 NFC Divisional Playoffs, Dickerson (#29) rushed the ball through the Cowboys’ defense.
Dickerson elected to join the National Football League instead of the United States Football League’s Los Angeles Express. The Los Angeles Rams picked him second overall in the 1983 NFL Draft. He was an instant success, setting rookie marks for most running attempts (390), rushing yards gained (1,808), and rushing touchdowns (18), as well as two receiving scores. He was named All-Pro, Pro Bowl, Player of the Year, and Rookie of the Year for his accomplishments.
Dickerson maintained his assault on the NFL record book in his second season, becoming a member of the 2,000-yard club. In 1984, he rushed for more than 100 yards 12 times, shattering O. ‘s record for most 100-yard games in a season. Simpson, J. Dickerson’s 2,105 total yards running broke Simpson’s 1973 NFL season record of 2,003 yards (Dickerson had reached 2,007 yards after 15 games), but Dickerson had the advantage of participating in two more games since the NFL increased the regular season from 14 to 16 games in 1978. Since then, no one has run for more yards in a single NFL season. Dickerson’s 5.6 yards per rush helped the Rams reach the playoffs in 1984.