Lions hone skills through boxing
This offseason several of the Lions are taking up a new sport — boxing — in an effort to get better at their day job.
They work out Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. Wednesday is not exactly an off day, instead it’s a “bonus” day.
The Lions have hired Detroit professional fighter Luigi Gjokaj to change up the “bonus” work.
Jason Arapoff, the Lions coordinator of physical development, said that boxing is always an area of interest.
“The guys are competitive. A lot of them especially see a correlation. It is, in a way, hand-to-hand combat. ... They like the competitive nature of boxing and ultimate fighting and things of that nature, martial arts. One part is they’ve had experience and the other part is they see how it may tie into preparation for football,’’ Arapoff said.
A TKO at the 10-yard-line? Who knows?