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Vikings' Edwards wins pro boxing debut

Vikings' Edwards wins pro boxing debut Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards won his professional boxing debut with a unanimous four-round decision over Hibbing boxer T.J. Gibson on Friday night at Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn. Using an 8...

Vikings' Edwards wins pro boxing debut

Minnesota Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards won his professional boxing debut with a unanimous four-round decision over Hibbing boxer T.J. Gibson on Friday night at Grand Casino in Hinckley, Minn.

Using an 8-inch height advantage, the 6-foot-5, 260-pound Edwards knocked down Gibson with a right-left combo in the first round, according to a Star Tribune blog post, which had the next two rounds fairly even as Gibson, a former amateur kickboxing champion who was also making his professional boxing debut, held his own.

Edwards nearly knocked the 220-pound Gibson out of the ring in the fourth round, but the two exchanged punches until the final bell. The Star Tribune reported the judges' scores as 40-34, 39-35, 40-34 in favor of the football player turned boxer.

Edwards' next fight is June 24 in Hinckley.

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