Adam “Pac-Man” Jones introduced himself to the world in the early 2000s as a star defensive back and kick return specialist for the West Virginia Mountaineers as they made their ascent in the Big East. From there, he transitioned into the NFL where he was known as one of the most talented and athletic defensive backs in the NFL. Nearly three fully years after leaving the NFL, Jones is transferring his athletic skills to a new sport.
Jones recently appeared on an episode of I Am Athlete with former NFL stars Chad Johnson, Brandon Marshall, Fred Taylor and Channing Crowder. While on the show, Taylor attempted to pitch Johnson and Jones on the idea of competing in against each other in a boxing match.
The idea of having Johnson and Jones compete in the boxing ring is not new. Leading up to the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Logan Paul boxing exhibition, the idea of having Johnson and Jones fight was suggested. However, Johnson reportedly turned it down. In this most recent episode of I Am Athlete, Johnson shot down the idea of fighting Jones because he wishes to fight professional fighters instead. In response, Jones revealed that he is making his professional boxing debut in January.
“I told you I’m only fighting people that fight professional fighters,” Johnson said.
“Muthaf*cka, I’m fighting professionals. My debut is January…15th,” Jones cut in.
Jones did not identify who he plans to fight or where the fight would take place, but it would be his second fight in six months. He participated in an amateur boxing match hosted by Barstool Sports in August. Despite the loss, Jones appears to be ready for his bounce back match in 2022.