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Ben Shrimp oneESPN Workers Author
- ESPN Workers Author
- Previously a college soccer creator for The Dallas Morning Data
- College of North Texas graduate
Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is getting succor within the ring.
Bowe, 53, will face feeble NBA player Lamar Odom in a celeb boxing match on Oct. 2 at the James L. Knight Heart in downtown Miami, match promoter Damon Feldman advisable ESPN on Thursday.
Bowe, a member of the Worldwide Boxing Hall of Standing, ended the most well-known portion of his educated career in 1996 following a victory over Andrew Golota. Bowe fought three extra instances after that — in 2004, 2005 and then in 2008, his final educated bout.
“He’s been asking me to compile this for a extremely lengthy time,” Feldman advisable ESPN. “We just staunch didn’t know when and can occupy to mute or no longer it be compile.”
Odom, 41, is coming off a identical match against singer Aaron Carter. Odom, who played within the NBA from 1999 to 2013, modified into declared the winner of the June 11 exhibition following a knockout within the well-known round.
Both opponents will wear 23-ounce gloves, and the bout will encompass three two-minute rounds, Feldman acknowledged. The promoter acknowledged headgear utilization will seemingly be “seemingly,” however that aspect has yet to be sure. Xavier Biggs, the owner and head trainer of the Decatur Boxing Gymnasium in Decatur, Georgia, trained Odom for the bout against Carter. Biggs acknowledged Odom’s foray into boxing has been acceptable for the feeble basketball player’s focal level and self-discipline. Odom has detailed a history of substance abuse.
“Lamar appears to be like to be on a lifestyles redemption mission from all the pieces he went through earlier than,” Biggs advisable ESPN. Bowe is one of many feeble opponents who’re participating in exhibition bouts. Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. and Julio Cesar Chavez occupy participated in identical events.
Evander Holyfield modified into scheduled to face Tyson earlier than talks broke down. In 1993, Holyfield handed Bowe his easiest educated defeat. Bowe avenged the loss in 1995.