Ravens' Zbikowski victorious in second career fight

Posted March 13, 2011 @ 12:15 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Either Ravens FS Tom Zbikowski wasn't too upset about the NFL labor situation or he took out his anger on Richard Bryant.

A day after the players were locked out by owners, Zbikowski won his four-round fight Saturday evening in Las Vegas against Bryant in just 1:45, barely breaking a sweat in the process. The 193-pound safety was 32 pounds lighter than his opponent, but still was able to deliver several blows to the body of Bryant, including a left hook that forced referee Russell Mora waved the fight to a close towards the end of the first round.

"I was looking to get a little more work but you take a win any way you can get it," Zbikowski said of his second career professional bout to the Associated Press. "I know I hurt him with the hook, you could feel the air come out."

An amateur boxer growing up, Zbikowski fought in his first career fight while still at Notre Dame. He said he plans to enter the ring again in two weeks on March 26 and will focus his attention only to boxing due to the lockout.

"I wanted to get the ring rust off in this fight," he said. "Right now this isn't a second career for me. It's a first career."