Le'Veon Bell is 1-1 as a professional boxer after defeating JMX in April, but he's already thinking about his next opponent, another former NFL star.
Bell was asked on a Misfits Boxing podcast who he wants to fight next.
“There is,” Bell replied. “A footballer. I was intentionally hurt. People who followed my career when I damaged my knee remember the term. People know. I want to wrestle him.”
“I know the real Steeler fans know this one for sure,” Bell tweeted the program footage on Sunday night.
In November 2015, Vontaze Burfict tore Bell's MCL with a hip drop tackle. Bell said after the game that the Bengals were attempting to harm him, and Steelers defender Vince Williams heard Burfict gloat about the hit.
Bell missed the Steelers' 23-16 Divisional Round defeat to the Denver Broncos, when backup Fitzgerald Touissant gained 39 yards on 12 attempts and a crucial lost fumble.
After many injuries, the NFL contemplated prohibiting the hip drop tackle.
Burfict was known for his dirty hits, notably a personal foul against Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown in the 2015 playoffs that lost the Bengals the game.
Burfict played at 255 pounds, 30 heavier than Bell. Most boxing countries consider Bell a crusierweight since he weighs under 200 pounds.
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