Former Viking Ray Edwards's last two boxing matches have been unintentionally hilarious [VIDEOS]
|Edwards's last fight indicates he has a devastating right phantom hook.|
Defensive lineman Ray Edwards had a decent run with the Vikings, but was allowed to leave the team and sign a $30 million contract with the Falcons following the 2010 season.
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He was a huge disappointment in Atlanta, notching just three sacks over a season and a half before being released last November.
Out of a job, Edwards, 28, returned to Minnesota and to a hobby he'd first dabbled in during the 2011 NFL lockout -- the sweet science of boxing. But the competition he's gone up against during his last two bouts make Glass Joe look like the second coming of Mike Tyson.
Last weekend, Edwards took on some guy named Mike Smith (coincidentally, that's also the name of the Atlanta Falcons head coach who cut him in November) in West Fargo, North Dakota. Edwards 'knocked out' his beer-bellied opponent with a 'punch' that would make WWE wrestlers blush. Here's the footage:
Two weeks prior, Edwards 'TKOed' a dreadfully out of shape 'boxer' named Corey Briggs during a 'fight' at Grand Casino, Hinckley. Here's video of that entire 'contest':
It's worth noting that Edwards's trainer has gone on the record and favorably compared the former NFL player's pugilistic abilities to a young Muhammad Ali. With all of this taken into consideration, we can't be sure whether Edwards is really trying to establish himself as a professional boxer or as some sort of performance artist/unintentional comedy act.