Bowe vs. Odom is being promoted by an outfit named Official Celebrity Boxing. The event is scheduled for October 2 in Miami, FL. The co-main event sees Paulie Malignaggi fight someone called Corey B of Tik Tok fame.Bowe first announced a deal to return to the ring in early July in a since-removed Instagram post. That video featured Bowe, in a slurred voice, declaring his willingness to fight Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Shaquille O’Neal, or “Joe Mama.” A few weeks later, Bowe was booked for the October 2nd card against Lamar Odom.
Damon Feldman’s Celebrity Boxing promotion announced today that 54 year old former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe will not fight 41 year old former NBA player Lamar Odom on October 2nd. Citing “backlash” and misleading claims about Bowe’s health from the fighter’s management, Bowe will remain “part of the event,” but not as a boxer.
As for Bowe, he’ll still be in the building for the event — we’re told he’ll serve as ref for another fight on the card — Paulie Malignaggi vs. social media influencer Corey B.