Chad Johnson vs Brian Maxwell results: Ochocinco holds up early, gets knocked down late
Chad Johnson held on in his first boxing match.
The former NFL wide receiver showed impressive footwork and even landed a few solid punches against Brian Maxwell early in the fight. But in the fourth and final round, Maxwell delivered a big right hand shot for the only reversal of the fight. Both fighters went the distance, and as it was an exhibition match, no winner was declared.
Yet Johnson, after which probably the only fight of his career, left confident in his abilities.
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“I think I’m ready for [Conor] McGregor, “he joked after the fight.
Maxwell left the ring feeling like he was getting on the map. He had gone 2-3 in MMA fights and was 0-3 in unarmed championship matches before fighting Johnson.
“Ask the world who Brian Maxwell is now. Brian Maxwell is here,” he said.
Johnson, who trained with Jermell and Jermall Charlo, twin brothers who have a combined 65-1 professional boxing record, danced early around the ring and landed a strike. But after a quieter second and third round, Maxwell used up his idol, knocking him down with the hardest punch of the night.
Sporting News followed live battle updates and turn-based highlights from the Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell fight. Read below for the full results of the 2021 Boxing Show, which is part of the Floyd Mayweather-Logan Paul undercard.
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell Results
8:37 p.m .: Final numbers: Johnson lands 4 of 10 and 10 of 35 heavy hits for a total of 14 of 45 hits. Maxwell missed all 16 jab attempts but landed 17 of 52 heavy hits for 17 of 68 total hits.
8:34 p.m .: Maxwell had the only reversal of the fight. The two fighters kiss after the end of the match.
8:33 p.m .: Johnson bends over Maxwell just before Maxwell knocks him down.
8:33 p.m .: Both fighters have an aggressive start until the last round of this show fight.
8:31 p.m .: Maxwell puts Johnson in the corner after starting quickly in the round. Johnson manages to escape and runs out of time.
8:28 p.m .: Maxwell ends the second round mocking Johnson. Quiet ride in between.
8:25 p.m .: Johnson landed a few punches with Maxwell on the ropes towards the end of the round.
8:24 p.m .: Johnson gets a good punch from the southpaw position. The former wide receiver shows off quick footwork moving around the ring.
8:19 p.m .: Maxwell is in the ring. Johnson is coming out now.
8:15 p.m .: “I’m nervous for Ocho, but he got to work” – former NFL wide receiver Brandon Marshall on Showtime Boxing before the fight starts.
7:58 p.m .: Hall of Fame wide receiver Terrell Owens is ready to watch his former teammate take on Brian Maxwell.
7:54 p.m .: Less than 10 minutes after the start of the fight card.
Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell fight start time
- Start time: 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT
The pay-per-view will begin at 8 p.m. ET, with the main event between Mayweather and Paul scheduled to begin after 11 p.m. ET. Johnson vs. Maxwell will be one of three undercard fights ahead of Mayweather vs. Paul, so their bout will take place at some point between 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. ET.
How to watch Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell
- TV channel: Show time
- Live Streaming (PPV): Showtime.com, Fanmio
- PPV cost: $ 49.99
Chad Johnson’s fight against Brian Maxwell will air on Showtime PPV and Fanmio on Sunday, June 6. He will be part of the undercard of the main fight between boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. and YouTuber-turned-boxer Logan Paul. The entire pay-per-view will cost $ 49.99.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul fight card
- Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul
- Badou Jack vs. Devin Colinal; light heavyweights
- Jarrett Hurd vs. Luis Arias; junior middleweights
- Chad Johnson vs. Brian Maxwell; cruising weight