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    Fans fear for Riddick Bowe amid worrying footage ahead of boxing comeback

    The 54-year-old former world heayweight champion is returning to the ring for a celebrity boxing match with former NBA winner Lamar Odom next month, and his supporters are concerned

    Boxing fans have expressed serious concerns over former world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe's return to the ring next month.

    The former world champion, 54, hasn't fought for over 13 years, but he will make something of a comeback against two-time NBA winner Lamar Odom, who fought singer Aaron Carter earlier this year, on October 2 in Miami.

    The event will also feature a bizarre mismatch between former world champion Paulie Malginaggi and Tik Tok star Corey B.

    But the return of Bowe, less than a month after Evander Holyfield's brutal loss to Vitor Belfort on the second Triller Fight Club 'legends' event, has many of his fans concerned for his safety.

    Since retiring in 2008, the boxer hasn't been in ring shape for very long, and looked slow and laboured in recent training footage shared on social media. Bowe can be seen shadow-boxing unimpressively, and told he's doing a great job his coaches.

    "Please don't let this go ahead," one user replied to the post. "We don't want to see our boxing idols like this. When will it stop?"

    Legendary promoter Lou DiBella was one of the event's harshest critics, saying in a tweet that it was "unacceptable" that nobody has stepped in to stop these fights happening.

    "No," Di Bella replied when made aware of the show. "Just NO! This is barbaric and beyond dangerous. The fact that no regulatory body has already put the kibosh on this is shocking and unacceptable.

    "This isn’t sport. This isn’t boxing. This is a human train-wreck waiting to happen."

    Odom, much more spritely at age 41, most recently stepped into the ring in June against pop star Aaron Carter.

    He brutally stopped the singer inside two rounds of their exhibition bout, and was confirmed over the summer to be Bowe's next opponent.

    With the event taking place at the James L Knight Centre, it falls under the same Athletic Commission as the Holyfield vs Belfort card.

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Belfort took on 58-year-old Holyfield after the American took the fight on just a few days' notice to replace Oscar De La Hoya.

    Holyfield was visibly hurt as soon as the MMA star landed a punch.

    He was soon dropped by the Brazilian and the referee had to wave the fight off before any serious harm was done to the former two-weight world champion.

    It was the latest in a string of boxing comebacks that were kicked off with Mike Tyson fighting Roy Jones Jr last year in a massive pay-per-view event.

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    This makes me laugh. Not Bowe fighting, that ought to be criminal. But the comical virtue signalling of Eddie Hearn and the like following Holyfields 'fight' and no doubt following this shower of shite. The sooner boxing holds it's hands up and says collectively fair cop, we don't give a flying fuck about boxers the better.

    You might not put on freak shows like this. But you'll happy put on a mismatch, happily endorse drug cheats, happily drag fighters up and down weights to stack the deck. That's the visible shady shit. Enough with the pretense. It got old a long fucking time ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Fans fear for Riddick Bowe amid worrying footage ahead of boxing comeback

    The 54-year-old former world heayweight champion is returning to the ring for a celebrity boxing match with former NBA winner Lamar Odom next month, and his supporters are concerned

    Boxing fans have expressed serious concerns over former world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe's return to the ring next month.

    The former world champion, 54, hasn't fought for over 13 years, but he will make something of a comeback against two-time NBA winner Lamar Odom, who fought singer Aaron Carter earlier this year, on October 2 in Miami.

    The event will also feature a bizarre mismatch between former world champion Paulie Malginaggi and Tik Tok star Corey B.

    But the return of Bowe, less than a month after Evander Holyfield's brutal loss to Vitor Belfort on the second Triller Fight Club 'legends' event, has many of his fans concerned for his safety.

    Since retiring in 2008, the boxer hasn't been in ring shape for very long, and looked slow and laboured in recent training footage shared on social media. Bowe can be seen shadow-boxing unimpressively, and told he's doing a great job his coaches.

    "Please don't let this go ahead," one user replied to the post. "We don't want to see our boxing idols like this. When will it stop?"

    Legendary promoter Lou DiBella was one of the event's harshest critics, saying in a tweet that it was "unacceptable" that nobody has stepped in to stop these fights happening.

    "No," Di Bella replied when made aware of the show. "Just NO! This is barbaric and beyond dangerous. The fact that no regulatory body has already put the kibosh on this is shocking and unacceptable.

    "This isn’t sport. This isn’t boxing. This is a human train-wreck waiting to happen."

    Odom, much more spritely at age 41, most recently stepped into the ring in June against pop star Aaron Carter.

    He brutally stopped the singer inside two rounds of their exhibition bout, and was confirmed over the summer to be Bowe's next opponent.

    With the event taking place at the James L Knight Centre, it falls under the same Athletic Commission as the Holyfield vs Belfort card.

    Former UFC light heavyweight champion Belfort took on 58-year-old Holyfield after the American took the fight on just a few days' notice to replace Oscar De La Hoya.

    Holyfield was visibly hurt as soon as the MMA star landed a punch.

    He was soon dropped by the Brazilian and the referee had to wave the fight off before any serious harm was done to the former two-weight world champion.

    It was the latest in a string of boxing comebacks that were kicked off with Mike Tyson fighting Roy Jones Jr last year in a massive pay-per-view event.

    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxin...after-25026185
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    Trash is trash no matter how shiny and undented the trash can -bin- is. Call it all out. But this Triller trash is indeed another level digging up the long buried shot to bits bones of legends to boost themselves. More troubling is that the FAC approved a Holyfield and assuming Bowe as sanction fight fit. Anyone read co founder Ryan Kavanaughs defense of the last shit show dumpster fire? It reads like a kid reading a comic book describing how and the controversy in the stoppage. And the hyena flouts about having Holyfield tied into a multi fight deal and bringing him out again. I know promoters are crap. They've more blood on their hands than a Badou Jack cornerman but these events are straight up grave robbing. Again the bigger more criminal one in the room is any State athletic commission who sanctions it and that is at the crux of one of boxings longest lasting black eyes.
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    What is amazing me is the number of (relatively) quality fights that were on PPV over the past ten or so years that were total commercial disasters and now you have youtubers and boxing fossils making more money than the current top boxing PPV attraction Alvarez (although I'm deeply sceptical of the numbers being claimed for these bullshit fights.)

    It goes to show that the saying that boxing is fifty percent sport and fifty percent showbusiness isn't entirely accurate. They got the percentages wrong.

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    I am sure that this is all going to blow over once one of the you tubers get battered by the first decent boxer they step in with.

    This will then stop these older boxers from making a silly comeback to embarass themselves.

    The domino effect.
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    If Bowe truly wants to come back, he'll need to get himself a good translator.

    Preferably someone adept at Slur-to-English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TitoFan View Post
    If Bowe truly wants to come back, he'll need to get himself a good translator.

    Preferably someone adept at Slur-to-English.
    It is really bad now that subtitles are needed when he is on TV. That is very sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by TitoFan View Post
    If Bowe truly wants to come back, he'll need to get himself a good translator.

    Preferably someone adept at Slur-to-English.
    It is really bad now that subtitles are needed when he is on TV. That is very sad.
    Sounds like it's been axed thankfully. But I don't trust anything triller is involved in. All this chatter about these cash grabs while their only huge legit fight..Teos first defense..is being cancelled, moved, postponed yet again. They actually put it on a Monday night vs NFL Monday Night football Stateside . Clueless. Teofimo is wasting valuable momentum and cred.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Master View Post
    I am sure that this is all going to blow over once one of the you tubers get battered by the first decent boxer they step in with.

    This will then stop these older boxers from making a silly comeback to embarass themselves.

    The domino effect.

    If people will keep paying for bullshit fights then they'll keep having them.

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    Boxing fans flocking to pay for the latest circus PPV "fight".....



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    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxin...elled-25051210


    Boxing has been on a continousl life support machine. Triller IMO wants make sure it dies for good.

    I posted this in the AJ/Usyk fight-
    https://www.espn.com/


    as of today- The HW title fight did NOT make headlines. For some reason even ESPN thinks more of MMA than boxing. Even stating they saw a great MMA FOTY.

    Below that is college football (American football that is!)
    Below that is the Ryder Cup.
    NFL
    a female MMA fight

    and then Usyk winning the HW title of the world.
    I think that is a disgrace.
    or I am too stuborn to admit boxing may have died to many- except us boxing fans...as we wait around for that one fight to say we're back!!!

    This fight should have made front page for ESPN, maybe they too would rather talk Jake Paul, backyard brawls and celebrity has beens....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlimTrae View Post
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/sport/boxin...elled-25051210


    Boxing has been on a continousl life support machine. Triller IMO wants make sure it dies for good.

    I posted this in the AJ/Usyk fight-
    https://www.espn.com/


    as of today- The HW title fight did NOT make headlines. For some reason even ESPN thinks more of MMA than boxing. Even stating they saw a great MMA FOTY.

    Below that is college football (American football that is!)
    Below that is the Ryder Cup.
    NFL
    a female MMA fight

    and then Usyk winning the HW title of the world.
    I think that is a disgrace.
    or I am too stuborn to admit boxing may have died to many- except us boxing fans...as we wait around for that one fight to say we're back!!!

    This fight should have made front page for ESPN, maybe they too would rather talk Jake Paul, backyard brawls and celebrity has beens....
    Yeh noticed that too on fight night. Waited for Sports Center to air and they didn't mention anything until roughly 18 minutes in. And only after doing live recaps of that nights ufc ppv card. Figure they've bowed to that mega deal and contractual rights to anything ufc a couple years ago. Thing is Usyk v Joshua got so little buzz Stateside but I guess some things never change as no Americans were involved . Shame for espn really. Gone are the days of watching every single FNF or weekly Top Rank cards before that. Majority of their stuff is off standard cable and now tucked behind App pay walls.

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