Twitter Blasts Riddick Bowe vs. Lamar Odom After Disturbing Training Footage Surfaces Online

Published 09/20/2021, 2:22 PM EDT


Two-time world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is looking to make a comeback in the ring. The former World Champ prepares to take on Lamar Odom in an exhibition match. However, Bowe last fought 13 years ago, and after videos of Bowe training emerged, fans raised their concerns.

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The 54-year-old began training for his comeback fight against former two-time NBA champ Lamar Odom. Odom, however, fought last month against rapper Aaron Carter in Miami. He will now start training to fight Bowe.

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Fans and boxers alike are against the 54-year-old Bowe returning to the ring. This fight is shaping up to be even worse than the Holyfield vs Belfort fight. Less than a month ago, the Florida State Athletic Commission received backlash for sanctioning the Evander ‘The Real Deal’ Holyfield vs Vitor ‘The Phenom’ Belfort fight.

Days before the fight, during the open media workout, fans raised their concerns regarding Holyfield, who could barely move. Fans condemned the Florida State Commission for sanctioning the fight after the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) denied Holyfield his boxing license.

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CSAC stated the reasons for denying Holyfield his license were his diminished skills and old age. Triller then shifted the whole card to Florida, since the State Commission turned out to be more lenient and granted Holyfield his license.

Holyfield was lucky that the fight got stopped in the very first round, as the former champ managed to land just one punch and got knocked out twice. Holyfield was clearly in no shape to fight. Riddick Bowe, on the other hand, looks even worse than Holyfield in his training video.

The Bowe vs Odom fight, scheduled to take place at the James L. Knight Center in Miami falls under the same Commission as the Holyfield vs Belfort fight. If the fight does take place, he could end up seriously hurting himself against an opponent that is 13 years younger than him and much stronger and quicker.

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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