Posted at: 04/02/2013 10:46 PM
Updated at: 04/02/2013 11:55 PM
By: Dan Williamson
Superior, Wisc. - Later this month, former Minnesota Vikings Defensive End Ray Edwards will compete in Superior...in a boxing ring.
Edwards is now a professional fighter and it has been announced that he'll fight on the "War at Wessman" card on April 13th at Wessman Arena against an unnamed opponent.
Edwards is 4-0 as a pro boxer. He played football with the Vikings from 2006 to 2010. He also played with the Atlanta Falcons in 2011 and 2012.
Edwards was recently in the news when his opponent was suspended for intentionally losing. On February 9th, Edwards defeated Nick Capes (0-4) at a boxing event in West Fargo, North Dakota. North Dakota Combative Sports Commissioner Al Jaeger told the Associated Press that a video review of the fight between Capes and a much larger Ray Edwards clearly shows Capes was not hit before he dropped to the canvas. Capes was a last-minute substitution after the scheduled opponent didn't show up for the weigh-in and event promoter Cory Rapacz told Eyewitness Sports that Capes was expected to try to win.
Edwards won his most recent fight, defeating Van Goodman (2-3-2) by 3rd Round TKO on March 15th in Hinckley, Minnesota.