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NFL Badass -- No SEX Until My Boxing Debut!

5/19/2011 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Minnesota Vikings stud Ray Edwards is so serious about his pro boxing debut tomorrow night  ... he's sworn off sex for the past 6 weeks so he can save his stamina for the ring!!!

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6'5", 270 lb Edwards is scheduled to fight TJ Gibson at the Grand Casino in Minnesota ... and he isn't taking any chances -- telling TMZ, "I have not had sex in the past six weeks and will not until after the fight."

Edwards explains, "No real boxer should have sex before a fight ... it affects your legs."

Edwards says the NFL lockout gave him the opportunity to pursue his boxing dream -- and tells us he plans on pursuing BOTH a career as a boxer and a football player if the owners ever decide to get the league going again.


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1.

January Jonez    

NotBad...NotBad

1168 days ago
2.

MoonDust    

He looks very gay in that pic...

1168 days ago
3.

right straight    

What is this the 60's? So not true

1167 days ago
4.

brown dynamite    

I used to box in the amateurs for 4 years before I went into the military. Complete BS, it never affected me stamina wise one way or the other. His wife/gf is gonna get hers somewhere, he better hope it's through a toy. Be a man and hook your girl up fool.

1167 days ago
5.

fkeys    

plenty of people don't have sex for months, even years. If his wife/gf cant wait 6 weeks, that's just selfishly lame.

1167 days ago
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Kartrashian Klown    

Really? I've heard that from boxers..so I guess Manny Pacquiao is a virgin then.

1167 days ago
7.

James    

Sounds like this guy is a fan of the Rocky movies because Rocky's coach Mickey said the same thing.

1167 days ago
8.

SistahSoul    

"It effects your legs"

Ok TMZ, let's try this again....

The correct grammar is "It affects your legs"

Please hire some proofreaders, you really do need them.

1167 days ago
9.

Fallopia Lopez    

It's "affects", by the way. Anyone over there ever take the SAT? Didn't think so...

1167 days ago
10.

Ron    

I guess he never heard of the girl getting on top

1167 days ago
11.

Nostradamus    

Historically, fighters have abstained from sex before a big fight in hopes to build up hormone (i.e. testosterone) levels. As someone already mentioned, it's an old wives tale. Scientific tests have actually proved the opposite- that ejaculating after intense work outs elevates testosterone levels.

1167 days ago
12.

Meanie    

Don't have sex EVER... you shouldn't be allowed to breed.

1167 days ago
13.

Superman    

Well, once he gets punch drunk, his legs are not going to be steady and he's not going to care about having sex ever again. Irony.

1167 days ago
14.

Leader of the ignorant masses    

Doing it old school. It does not matter if it really works or not. It takes dedication to make that sacrifice and if it strengthens your belief in yourself it will help. Just like many athletes believe in luck, it may not be true but if it reinforces your confidence in yourself and allows you to push that much harder then it does have an impact in your performance. Being an athlete is all about physical skill and endurance, but to be a champ its also in your head and your heart. If he is hungry enough to take training seriously and do whatever he feels works then who are you to judge it. When was the last time you played in a professional sport?

1167 days ago
15.

amazon_woman    

EITHER HE IS VERY HUMBLE OR VERY GAY.

1167 days ago
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