Tommy Zbikowski, former Chicago Gold Gloves finalist, Notre Dame football team captain and All-American, third-round pick of and current Baltimore Ravens safety, improved his professional boxing record to 2-0 on Saturday night in Las Vegas with a first-round knockout. Minutes after the win it was announced that his next bout will take place on Saturday, March 26 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City on “Featherweight Fury” headlined by Gamboa vs. Solis World Featherweight Championship.
Featherweight Fury! is promoted by Top Rank, in association with Arena Box and Caesars Atlantic City. The Gamboa vs. Solis and Remillard vs. Garcia title fights will be televised on HBO Boxing After Dark. Tickets, priced at $200, $100, $50, are available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office or by calling Ticketmaster at (800) 736-1420 or online at ticketmaster.com.
Zbikowski recently increased his boxing training with the chance of the lockout looming resulting in his ring return. The NFL announced on Friday it is closed for business and “Right now, boxing is my number one sport,” Zbikowski said following Saturday’s fight.
Zbikowski (2-0, 2 KOs), 25-years –old from Arlington Heights, IL, entered the ring on Saturday night for the first time since his pro debut on June 10, 2001 – prior to his senior year at Notre Dame – when he knocked out Robert Bell in 49 seconds. His fight on Saturday night against Richard Bryant was stopped at 1:49 of round one. Bryant was floored with a vicious body shot and unable to catch his breath after returning to his feet.