Riddick Bowe Yanked From Lamar Odom Showdown

By: Hans Themistode After watching an older former boxing legend in Evander Holyfield suffer a brutal knockout defeat at the hands of Vitor Belfort, there was public outcry surrounding Riddick Bowe’s return to the ring. The 54-year-old former heavyweight champion was set to end his 13 year retirement on October 2nd, in a celebrity boxing match against 41-year-old former NBA star, Lamar Odom. However, after careful consideration, Bowe has been yanked from the card. Although Bowe will no longer take part in the event from a boxing participant standpoint, he’ll still play a key role in promoting the show. “This is entertainment,” said Damon Feldman, CEO of Celebrity Boxing during a recent interview. “I’m trying to put on a show. I’m not trying to get anyone’s head knocked off.” Public outcries to have Bowe removed from the card began once Holyfield succumbed to a first-round stoppage defeat just a few short weeks ago. While he appeared to be in terrific shape, Holyfield simply wasn’t the same Hall of Fame fighter many had grown accustomed to seeing over the course of his career. Holyfield’s unfortunate demise, coupled with recent workout footage of Bowe, forced Feldman to reconsider the main event on the night. While Bowe will no longer enter the ring, Odom is still expected to remain on the card. Currently, a replacement opponent is now being sought after. Following a decade and a half playing career in the NBA, Odom is now trying his hand at boxing. After months of working on his craft, Odom stepped into the ring to take on singer/celebrity Aaron Carter in an exhibition contest. With the former ballplayer holding a ten-inch reach advantage, he had little to no trouble dealing with his man on the night, scoring the first-round stoppage win. Also making an appearance on Odom’s upcoming card will be social media star Corey B, as he looks to put his long-standing feud with former two-division boxing champion, Paulie Malignaggi, to rest. The post Riddick Bowe Yanked From Lamar Odom Showdown appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Riddick Bowe Yanked From Lamar Odom Showdown

By: Hans Themistode

After watching an older former boxing legend in Evander Holyfield suffer a brutal knockout defeat at the hands of Vitor Belfort, there was public outcry surrounding Riddick Bowe’s return to the ring. The 54-year-old former heavyweight champion was set to end his 13 year retirement on October 2nd, in a celebrity boxing match against 41-year-old former NBA star, Lamar Odom. However, after careful consideration, Bowe has been yanked from the card.

Although Bowe will no longer take part in the event from a boxing participant standpoint, he’ll still play a key role in promoting the show.

“This is entertainment,” said Damon Feldman, CEO of Celebrity Boxing during a recent interview. “I’m trying to put on a show. I’m not trying to get anyone’s head knocked off.”

Public outcries to have Bowe removed from the card began once Holyfield succumbed to a first-round stoppage defeat just a few short weeks ago. While he appeared to be in terrific shape, Holyfield simply wasn’t the same Hall of Fame fighter many had grown accustomed to seeing over the course of his career.

Holyfield’s unfortunate demise, coupled with recent workout footage of Bowe, forced Feldman to reconsider the main event on the night. While Bowe will no longer enter the ring, Odom is still expected to remain on the card. Currently, a replacement opponent is now being sought after.

Following a decade and a half playing career in the NBA, Odom is now trying his hand at boxing. After months of working on his craft, Odom stepped into the ring to take on singer/celebrity Aaron Carter in an exhibition contest. With the former ballplayer holding a ten-inch reach advantage, he had little to no trouble dealing with his man on the night, scoring the first-round stoppage win.

Also making an appearance on Odom’s upcoming card will be social media star Corey B, as he looks to put his long-standing feud with former two-division boxing champion, Paulie Malignaggi, to rest.

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By: Hans Themistode Shawn Porter’s career has been built upon facing the best fighters in the world. As a young prospect, Porter added the scalps of former champions Paulie Malignaggi and Devon Alexander, the latter resulting in Porter’s first world title reign. The Akron, Ohio native has continued to test himself throughout the years and as a result, he realizes that he’s faced just about everyone in the welterweight division. Porter’s impetuous nature has now led him to a November 20th, showdown against pound for pound star, and current WBO welterweight titlist, Terence Crawford. Having shared the ring against the likes of Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, and most recently, Errol Spence Jr., Porter is convinced that Crawford’s skill and stature stand above all else. “It is,” said Porter when asked if Crawford is the most difficult fight of his career during an interview with FightHype.com. “Because more than Errol Spence Jr., more than Keith Thurman, Terence Crawford is the most versatile fighter in the world.” The versatility that Porter alludes to, has been on full display throughout Crawford’s career. In 2014, after being outboxed early on during his showdown against Yuriokis Gamboa, Crawford opted to move away from his orthodox stance and instead, fought Gamboa during the second half of their contest as a southpaw. The change in fighting style proved to be a good call as Crawford went on to pick up the ninth-round stoppage victory. In Crawford’s 2019 matchup against Egidijus Kavaliauskas, the multiple division titlist was troubled during the early stages by his Lithuanian counterpart. Crawford then opted to move away from his traditional boxing approach and proceeded to bully Kavaliauskas, knocking him all across the ring until he registered yet another, ninth-round TKO victory. As Crawford continued to show his multifaceted skills, Porter has taken notice. With the pair now set to swap fists in just over two months at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Porter is making sure that his normal top-notch training camp, is taken to a whole other level. “The preparation is going to be bar none, better than anyone else that I’ve ever prepared for.” As Porter continues to put his body through the most grueling training camp that he’s ever endured, he's steadfast in his belief that it's a necessary evil in order to pick up the win. In the end, the former two-division champion believes that by the time his showdown against Crawford comes to an end, all who tuned in and ordered the pay-per-view or paid their hard-earned money to attend the fight, will give them a standing ovation for an unbelievable night of boxing. “You’ll see it all, skill vs. skill, talent vs. talent, heart vs. heart. This is one for the ages.” The post Shawn Porter: “More Than Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Terence Crawford Is The Most Versatile Fighter In The World” appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Shawn Porter: “More Than Errol Spence Jr., Keith Thurman, Terence Crawford Is The Most Versatile Fighter In The World”

By: Hans Themistode

Shawn Porter’s career has been built upon facing the best fighters in the world.

As a young prospect, Porter added the scalps of former champions Paulie Malignaggi and Devon Alexander, the latter resulting in Porter’s first world title reign. The Akron, Ohio native has continued to test himself throughout the years and as a result, he realizes that he’s faced just about everyone in the welterweight division.

Porter’s impetuous nature has now led him to a November 20th, showdown against pound for pound star, and current WBO welterweight titlist, Terence Crawford. Having shared the ring against the likes of Danny Garcia, Keith Thurman, and most recently, Errol Spence Jr., Porter is convinced that Crawford’s skill and stature stand above all else.

“It is,” said Porter when asked if Crawford is the most difficult fight of his career during an interview with FightHype.com. “Because more than Errol Spence Jr., more than Keith Thurman, Terence Crawford is the most versatile fighter in the world.”

The versatility that Porter alludes to, has been on full display throughout Crawford’s career. In 2014, after being outboxed early on during his showdown against Yuriokis Gamboa, Crawford opted to move away from his orthodox stance and instead, fought Gamboa during the second half of their contest as a southpaw. The change in fighting style proved to be a good call as Crawford went on to pick up the ninth-round stoppage victory.

In Crawford’s 2019 matchup against Egidijus Kavaliauskas, the multiple division titlist was troubled during the early stages by his Lithuanian counterpart. Crawford then opted to move away from his traditional boxing approach and proceeded to bully Kavaliauskas, knocking him all across the ring until he registered yet another, ninth-round TKO victory.

As Crawford continued to show his multifaceted skills, Porter has taken notice. With the pair now set to swap fists in just over two months at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Porter is making sure that his normal top-notch training camp, is taken to a whole other level.

“The preparation is going to be bar none, better than anyone else that I’ve ever prepared for.”

As Porter continues to put his body through the most grueling training camp that he’s ever endured, he's steadfast in his belief that it's a necessary evil in order to pick up the win. In the end, the former two-division champion believes that by the time his showdown against Crawford comes to an end, all who tuned in and ordered the pay-per-view or paid their hard-earned money to attend the fight, will give them a standing ovation for an unbelievable night of boxing.

“You’ll see it all, skill vs. skill, talent vs. talent, heart vs. heart. This is one for the ages.”

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