No one-hit wonder: Ravens' Zbikowski wants to box past 2012

Tom Zbikowski has fallen for the sweet science.

The Ravens safety told The Baltimore Sun on Friday that he'd like to work out an NFL contract that will allow him to continue boxing in 2012 and beyond.

The 5-foot-11, 215-pound cruiserweight defeated Richard Bryant via first-round TKO on March 12 and is set to fight Caleb "True Grit" Grummet in Atlantic City, N.J. on Saturday night. Zbikowski will fight in Atlantic City again on April 9, followed by a bout in Dallas in late April.

Zbikowski has spent this offseason padding his experience in the ring and called winning a cruiserweight title "something I'm working for."

Zbikowski, who has yet to sign his contract with the Ravens as a restricted free agent, could become an unrestricted free agent in 2012, depending on the new collective bargaining agreement.

"Without a doubt -- if I can get that worked out -- that's my perfect world," Zbikowski told The Sun. "Other people might not feel that same way. If we can get that worked out, I can play at M&T Bank Stadium in the season and fight at M&T Bank Stadium in the offseason."

The three-year NFL veteran has the support of Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti, who called Zbikowski's exploits in the ring "awesome."

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