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Tom Zbikowski, is hanging up his boxing gloves for now so he can “transition back to football.”

The Ravens safety has said that he is pausing his boxing career because he wanted to show his teammates that he is serious about getting ready for the 2011 season. He said the decision was tough and he enjoyed the opportunity to fight for Arum again.

Zbikowski told the Los Angeles Times: “It was time to start the transition back to football…My teammates are starting to organize some workouts, so it’s just time to head back (to Baltimore). Wish I had more time to do both…As tough as it is to turn yourself into a fighter, it’s equally as tough to transition into an NFL player.”

Zbikowski was 3-0 in his return to the boxing ring during the NFL’s work stoppage and is 4-0 in his professional boxing career.

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Edwards told the Star Tribune that he has signed a two-fight contract and his four-round pro debut is set for May 20. It’s reported that Edwards is guaranteed $5,000 from the fight plus 50 percent of the gate proceeds for the fight at Grand Casino Hinckley. If the lockout continues into June, his second fight will take place that month under the same terms.

Edwards is the second NFL player to take up boxing during the lockout. Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski also is boxing and has won his first two fights during the NFL’s work stoppage. His next bout is scheduled for April 23.

Original ESPN Story: Here

Baltimore Ravens safety Tom Zbikowski, has decided to return to boxing as a result of the news topping NFL lockout. His 4 round match is set for March 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and will be televised on Showtime PPV. Also, this will be the second time he’s fought as an undercard for a Miguel Cotto headlined fight. He’s been boxing since age 9 and has a record of 75-15.

More details: http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=6176253