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10:16 AM ET 05.21 | Fans booed. Others chanted "Overrated! Overrated!" Vikings defensive end Ray Edwards heard jeers during a tumultuous 2010 season. And he heard them again as he stumbled through an ugly professional boxing debut Friday night against an undersized opponent at Grand Casino Hinckley. Edwards scored a unanimous decision (40-34, 39-35, 40-34) over Duluth's T.J. Gibson in the four-round bout, but he didn't win over the crowd. "I got some things to work on," Edwards said. He added that diarrhea had bothered him throughout the day and caused him to cramp up in the second round.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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May 21, 2011  12:56 PM ET

Thats a pretty crappy excuse.

May 21, 2011  01:26 PM ET

like to see the same fans get in a ring

May 21, 2011  01:26 PM ET

That pun better be intended

May 21, 2011  02:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Thats a pretty crappy excuse.

LoL

May 21, 2011  03:48 PM ET

ehhhwwwww

May 21, 2011  05:27 PM ET

Diarrhea? TMI, dude.

May 21, 2011  07:34 PM ET

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May 23, 2011  11:46 AM ET

Nothing like a little Diarrhea before your first fight.

May 23, 2011  12:30 PM ET

The guy will never be a prize fighter. You don't come into boxing this late in life and compete with the best. Boxing is a discipline that takes years to learn, not something you can learn in a few off season and a lockout year.

If he had trouble with a short fat dude he has no hope.

May 23, 2011  12:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

like to see the same fans get in a ring

my cosin use to wretsle "hillbilly Jim" still do's when he wife wants to make love she pins him down everytime..........man she is one good size women

May 23, 2011  12:44 PM ET

qoute 21 thru quote 32 Spam I am

May 23, 2011  01:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#34):

The guy will never be a prize fighter. You don't come into boxing this late in life and compete with the best. Boxing is a discipline that takes years to learn, not something you can learn in a few off season and a lockout year. If he had trouble with a short fat dude he has no hope.

Not to completely disagree with you, but he turned 26 at the beginning of the year and it was his first professional fight, but he's been training for 4 years. You know that you always start small and work your way up. It's not like he's looking to fight one of the Klitschkos later this year. He could work his way up for the next few years if he's serious about it and compete for a title in his 30's. It's not completely out of the question, just ask Bernard Hopkins. One advantage Edwards has is that his brain isn't mush after taking punches to the face for the last 15 years of his life. I think that if he sets his mind to it and actually commits to doing so, he could make some noise in the heavyweight division. It's not like there are a bunch of world beaters out there right now, anyway.

May 23, 2011  09:08 PM ET

I did notice when he sat down after round 2 that his stool looked a little soft.

May 23, 2011  09:26 PM ET

hey offa he made some noise alright!! and his brain may not be mush but his boxing trunks sure the hell are. How would you like to be his cut man??? Gonna need more than ice and vasaline for that gusher and stitches are not an option!!! I was shocked before the 4th round when they replaced his stool with a porta potty.....Lets get ready to rumble!!!!

May 23, 2011  09:37 PM ET

Did you see after the fight when the reporter asked Edwards how he felt after his first fight? he replied "just pooped". I didnt think he fought well enough to be talkin s#!t afterwards!!

 
May 23, 2011  10:43 PM ET

Diarrhea cha cha cha, Diarrhea cha cha cha.....

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