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Encyclopedia > Riddick Bowe
Riddick Bowe
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Real name Riddick Lamont Bowe
Nickname(s) Big Daddy
Rated at Heavyweight
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Reach 81 in (2.06 m)
Nationality Flag of the United States American
Birth date 1967-08-10
Birth place Brooklyn, New York
Stance Orthodox
Boxing record
Total fights 44
Wins 42
Wins by KO 33
Losses 1
Draws 0
No contests 1
Olympic medal record
Men's Boxing
Silver 1988 Seoul Super heavyweight

Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967, Brooklyn, New York) is an American boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion. He is best remembered for his trilogy of fights with Evander Holyfield and two brutal bouts with Andrew Golota. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... An Orthodox stance in boxing refers to someone who boxes right-handed as opposed to a left handed fighter who is referred to as a Southpaw. ... Boxing has been contested at every Summer Olympic Games since its introduction to the programme at the 1904 Summer Olympics except 1912. ... Johnson winning the 100 m final The 1988 Summer Olympics, officially known as the Games of the XXIV Olympiad, were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Boxing at the 1988 Summer Olympics took place in the Chamshil Students Gymnasium in Seoul. ... is the 222nd day of the year (223rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the 1967 Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... For other senses of these words, see boxing (disambiguation) or boxer (disambiguation). ... For the mixed martial arts division of the same name, see Heavyweight (MMA). ... Evander The Real Deal Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple world champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. ... Andrzej Gołota (born January 5, 1968) is a professional boxer from Poland who has been involved in many controversial fights. ...

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Early years

Bowe was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, which at the time was one of New York's most infamous slums. The poverty was crushing which made growing up there tough, and no easier considering the prevalent violence and gang activity in the area. However, unlike fellow Brownsville product Mike Tyson, who became infamous for a violent temper, Bowe was known for a very genial and winning personality. This, along with his skill in handling the media, would help speed along his career as an adult. Brownsville is the name of several places in the United States of America: Brownsville, California Brownsville, Florida Brownsville, Kentucky Brownsville, Maryland Brownsville, Minnesota Brownsville, Ohio Brownsville, Oregon Brownsville, Pennsylvania Brownsville, Tennessee Brownsville, Texas (The first two battles of the Mexican-American War were fought neart this city. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... This article is about the state. ... Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is a former American world heavyweight boxing champion and is the youngest man to have won a world heavyweight title. ...


Amateur boxing career

Bowe had a successful amateur career, which included winning the prestigious New York Golden Gloves championship among other tournaments, (in 1984 at the age of 17 he knocked out opponent James Smith in just 4 seconds) and in the 1985 National Golden Gloves championship he lost to Ft. Worth Lt. Hvy. wt. Donald Stephens, and he also won the silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, stopped in 2 rounds by Lennox Lewis. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... The Games of the XXIV Olympiad were held in 1988 in Seoul, South Korea. ... Lennox Claudius Lewis CBE (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is a retired professional boxer who represented Canada in the Olympics and fought under the British flag as a professional. ...


Amateur Highlights

Amateur Record: 104-18

  • 1983 at United States Junior Championships, as a Middleweight, lost to Adolpho Washington by 2nd round TKO
  • 1985 Junior World Champion as a Light Heavyweight, in competition in Bucharest. Defeated Peter Hart of Hungary in final.
  • 1987 Heavyweight Bronze Medalist at Pan-American Games in Indianapolis. Lost to Jorge Luis Gonzalez on points
  • 1988 Super Heavyweight Silver Medalist at 1988 Seoul Olymic Games. Results were:
    • Defeated Biko Botowamungu (Zaire, Congo) KO 2
    • Defeated Peter Hrivnak (Czechoslovakia) TKO 1
    • Defeated Alex Miroshnichenko (Soviet Union) points
    • Lost to Lennox Lewis (Canada) TKO by 2

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New York Golden Gloves Champion

Riddick Bowe won four New York Golden Gloves Championships. Bowe won the 1985 178lb Novice Championship, 1986 178lb Open Championship and the 1987 and 1988 Super Heavyweight Open Championship. Bowe trained at the Bed-Stuy BA. This amateur boxing tournament is considered by many boxing aficionados as one of the three most elite Golden Gloves titles, along with the Chicago Golden Gloves and the Intercity Golden Gloves. ...


Professional career

Bowe turned pro after his Olympic loss however his heart and dedication were brought into question. However highly regarded trainer Eddie Futch took on the job of developing Bowe as he saw the talent. Eddie Futch (August 9, 1911 - October 10, 2001) was one the greatest boxing trainers of all time. ...


Bowe turned pro in March 1989, knocking out novice (but future #1 contender) Lionel Butler. His manager Rock Newman kept Bowe active, fighting 13 times in 1989, beating journeymen, the most notable being Garing Lane, whom he beat twice. In September 1990 he made his first step up in class, fighting faded ex-champ Pinklon Thomas, who he dominated until Thomas was pulled out after 8 rounds. The following month he knocked out the dangerous Smokin' Bert Cooper in two rounds, which added to his reputation and high ranking. By the end of 1990 he had fought 8 times. Pinklon Thomas is a former boxer whose trademark pink boxing trunks and a left jab were key distinguishing characteristics. ... Bert Cooper (Born January 10, 1966) was a U.S. professional heavyweight boxer. ...


In March 1991 he overcame some rocky opening rounds to knock out the 1984 Olympic Super-Heavyweight Gold medallist Tyrell Biggs, however his image suffered when in his next fight, slick boxing ex-champ Tony Tubbs, whose own career had suffered with drugs and weight issues, appeared to outbox and outsmart Bowe, only to have the judges award Bowe with a unanimous decision that was jeered loudly by the crowd. In August 1991 he knocked out future champ Bruce Seldon in one round, and in July 1992 fought Pierre Coetzer in an eliminator, knocking out the durable South African in 7 rounds. Tyrell Biggs (born December 22, 1960 in Philadelphia, PA) is an American heavyweight boxer. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Bruce Seldon (born January 30, 1967) was the World Boxing Association Heavyweight champion from 1995 to 1996. ...


World title

In November 1992 he fought reigning champ Evander Holyfield for the Undisputed title. With his heart and dedication still in question, Bowe punched out a unanimous decision in an entertaining fight, even flooring Holyfield in the 11th. Evander The Real Deal Holyfield (born October 19, 1962 in Atmore, Alabama) is a professional boxer from the United States and a multiple world champion in both the cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions. ...


Only a couple of weeks earlier in London, Bowe's old Olympic rival Lennox Lewis surprisingly knocked out the feared Jamaican Donovan "Razor" Ruddock in 2 rounds, establishing himself as #1 contender. In a move that would hurt Bowe's image, he held a press conference and dumped the WBC belt in a bin rather than fight Lewis. Lennox Claudius Lewis CBE (born September 2, 1965 in West Ham, London, England) is a retired professional boxer who represented Canada in the Olympics and fought under the British flag as a professional. ... Donovan Ruddock (born December 21, 1963 in St. ...


In February 1993 Bowe defended the title against 34 year old washed up ex-champ Michael Dokes, who he bombed out in 1 round. On the undercard Olympic heavyweight gold medallist Ray Mercer blew his proposed world title challenge to Bowe as ex-contender Jesse Ferguson beat him up and outpointed him. In May 1993 Ferguson was granted Mercer's shot, however was knocked out in 2 rounds. Michael Dokes is an American boxer in the heavyweight division, nicknamed Dynamite. Dokes turned professional in 1976 and first came to prominence in 1979 when he defeated veteran contender Jimmy Young. ... Merciless Ray Mercer (born April 4, 1961 in Jacksonville, Florida) is an American professional boxer and former WBO World Heavyweight Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist and resideds in Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... Jesse Ferguson is a boxer who fought in several noteworthy boxing matches in the 80s and 90s. ...


With pressure mounting for Bowe to face WBC champ Lennox Lewis, Bowe and co. instead elected to face Holyfield in a rematch in November 1993. Looking overweight, Holyfield outpunched and outboxed Bowe, regaining his title in a huge upset in another entertaining fight. Bowe was so badly beaten in round number 11 that he had to take a short break to change his teeth-protector because Holyfield had broken it with a right cross.


After title loss

In 1994 Bowe's overeating was getting out of control. Two comeback fights were not overly impressive, in August he faced the much smaller Buster Mathis Jr, and after struggling to connect with his bobbing and weaving target, hit him illegally whilst he was down, knocking him out yet escaping with a 'No Contest' verdict thanks to referee Arthur Mercante Sr, whereas the crowd, commentators, and boxing press felt a disqualification was necessary. Buster Mathis Jr. ...


In December 1994 he punched Larry Donald at a press conference, however the fight was less exciting as Bowe outpointed the 1992 Olympian in a dull fight serving the 16-0 Donald his first loss. Larry Ali Donald (born January 6, 1967) is a professional heavyweight boxer. ...


WBO title and Holyfield Rubbermatch

In March 1995 Bowe picked up the less regarded WBO belt by knocking down Englands Herbie Hide some 6 times en route to a 6th round KO. Herbie Hide is a British boxer fighting out of Norwich. ...


In June 1995, after a heated build up, he defended the title against his hated arch rival in the amateurs, Jorge Luis Gonzales in Las Vegas. Bowe exposed Gonzalez for his limitations and lack of development, savagely pounding the Cuban before knocking him clean out in the 6th round. Bowe vacated the WBO title, soon after. Jorge Luis Gonzales is Cuban boxer born in Havana, Cuba on 1964-10-19. ...


After the Gonzales fight, Bowe had his highly anticipated rubbermatch against Evander Holyfield. Holyfield knocked Bowe down with a single left hook but Bowe prevailed, by a knockout in eight. Holyfield would later claim that contracting Hepatitis A weakened him in the ring.


Bowe vs. Golota and Retirement

After his rubbermatch with Holyfield, Bowe was matched up against the undefeated yet unproven heavyweight contender Andrew Golota at the Madison Square Garden, on an HBO Boxing event. Though ahead on points, Golota suffered his first loss when Bowe went to the floor in round seven after being hit with the last of several shots to his testicles throughout the fight. Golota was disqualified. What ensued was a dramatic riot that left a large number of civilians and policemen injured, including Golota himself, who was hit by a Bowe entourage man's two-way radio and required 11 stitches to close a cut on his head. Golota's trainer, Lou Duva, who has a heart condition, was taken to a doctor as a precaution. Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ... HBO Boxing is a successful TV series that has shown many of boxings greatest fights and historic events during the last 30 years. ... Luigi Lou Duva (born May 28, 1922) is a Hall of Fame boxing trainer who has, through a long and successful career, handled some of the most famous boxers in the world. ... Heart Condition is a 2006 rock song from the rock musical, The Boy Who Heard Music. ...


The fight made all the sports shows, including SportsCenter, and the public immediately wanted to see Bowe and Golota go at it again. The rematch was on Pay Per View and Golota once again dominated Bowe only to be disqualified, due to low blows, in the ninth round. Despite not having another riot, this fight also proved to be controversial and a protest was filed by Golota's camp to try to overturn the fight's result. The two Bowe fights earned Golota the derisive nickname Foul Pole. This article is about the American ESPN show. ... This does not cite its references or sources. ...


After the Golota fights, Bowe retired from boxing and joined the Marine Corps only to get drummed out because he was overweight and couldn't take the rigors of the corps.


Return to Boxing

On September 25, 2004, After seven and a half years away from boxing, Bowe returned with a second round knockout over Marcus Rhode. In a second comeback fight in April 2005, Bowe narrowly defeated journeyman Billy Zumbrun, in a fight in which Bowe was badly overweight and absorbed many heavy blows from Zumbrun.

Win Flag of the United States Evander Holyfield Decision (unanimous) 12 1993-11-06 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Win Flag of the United States Jesse Ferguson KO 2 (12), 0:17 1993-05-22 Flag of Washington, D.C. Washington, DC Retained WBA Heavyweight title. The IBF
title was not on the line.
Win Flag of the United States Michael Dokes TKO 1 (12), 1:19 1993-02-06 Flag of New York New York City, NY Retained IBF and WBA Heavyweight titles.
Win Flag of the United States Evander Holyfield Decision (unanimous) 12 1992-11-13 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV Won IBF, WBA and WBC Heavyweight titles
and was Undisputed champion, until Bowe
was stripped of the WBC title on December
14
, 1992 rather than defend against
number-one contender Lennox Lewis.
Win Flag of South Africa Pierre Coetzer TKO 7 (12), 2:59 1992-07-18 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV WBA Heavyweight title eliminator fight.
Relinquished WBC Continental Americas
Heavyweight title in order to fight for the
World title.
Win Flag of the United States Everett Martin TKO 5 (10) 1992-05-08 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Win Flag of Jamaica Conroy Nelson KO 1 (10) 1992-04-07 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Elijah Tillery TKO 4 (10), 1:14 1991-12-13 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Elijah Tillery Disqualification 1 (12), 3:00 1991-10-29 Flag of Washington, D.C. Washington, DC Won vacant WBC Continental Americas
Heavyweight title. Tillery was disqualified
after hitting Bowe after the bell, after which
a fight broke out between the two.
Win Flag of the United States Bruce Seldon KO 1 (10) 1991-08-09 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Philipp Brown TKO 3 (10) 1991-07-23 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of Puerto Rico Rodolfo Marin KO 2 (10), 1:45 1991-06-28 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Win Flag of the United States Tony Tubbs Decision (unanimous) 10 1991-04-20 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Tyrell Biggs TKO 8 (10), 2:17 1991-03-02 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of Canada Tony Morrison KO 1 1990-12-14 Flag of Missouri Saint Joseph, MO
Win Flag of the United States Bert Cooper KO 2 (10), 3:08 1990-10-25 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Win Flag of the United States Pinklon Thomas TKO 9 (10) 1990-09-07 Flag of Washington, D.C. Washington, DC
Win Flag of the United States Art Tucker TKO 3 (10), 1:41 1990-07-08 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Jesús Contreras TKO 1 (10), 1:18 1990-05-08 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Eddie Gonzalez Decision (unanimous) 8 1990-04-14 Flag of Nevada Las Vegas, NV
Win Flag of the United States Robert Colay TKO 2, 0:49 1990-04-01 Flag of Washington, D.C. Washington, DC
Win Flag of the United States Mike Robinson TKO 3 1990-02-20 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Charles Woolard TKO 2 1989-12-14 Flag of Missouri Saint Joseph, MO
Win Flag of the United States Art Card TKO 3 (8) 1989-11-28 Flag of New York Buffalo, NY
Win Flag of the United States Don Askew TKO 1, 2:21 1989-11-18 Flag of Washington, D.C. Washington, DC
Win Flag of the United States Garing Lane TKO 4 1989-11-04 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Mike Acey TKO 1 1989-10-19 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Earl Lewis TKO 1 (6), 1:26 1989-09-19 Flag of Florida Jacksonville, FL
Win Flag of the United States Anthony Hayes KO 1 1989-09-15 Flag of New York Brooklyn, NY
Win Flag of the United States Lee Moore KO 1 1989-09-03 Flag of Florida Pensacola, FL
Win Flag of the United States Lorenzo Canady TKO 2, 3:00 1989-07-15 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Antonio Whiteside TKO 1 (6), 1:19 1989-07-02 Flag of North Carolina Fayetteville, NC
Win Flag of the United States Garing Lane Decision (unanimous) 4 1989-05-09 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Tracy Thomas TKO 3 1989-04-14 Flag of New Jersey Atlantic City, NJ
Win Flag of the United States Lionel Butler TKO 2 (4) 1989-03-06 Flag of Nevada Reno, NV

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Riddick Bowe timeline

  • August 10, 1967: Born in Brooklyn, New York, United States
  • 1988: Lost to Lennox Lewis for the Olympic gold medal in Seoul, South Korea.
  • March 7, 1989: Debuted as a professional, beating Lionel Butler
  • July 8, 1990: Beat Art Card in first nationally televised bout
  • October 21, 1991: Declared winner by disqualification over Elijah Tillery who began kicking Bowe until he was grabbed around the neck and thrown outside the ring by Bowe's manager, Rock Newman. A melee ensued. It would not be the last time things went chaotic before or during a Bowe fight.
  • November 13, 1992: Won the world Heavyweight championship, beating Evander Holyfield. Bowe and Holyfield slugged it out for 12 rounds, with Bowe having a slight edge. A knockdown in the 11th round sealed Holyfield’s fate, and Bowe would win by unanimous decision.
  • Early 1993: He and his manager Rock Newman visited Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City, offering him the autographed gloves that Bowe used to beat Holyfield. The Pope accepted the gift.
  • February 6, 1993 Bowe knocked out former WBA Heavyweight champion Michael Dokes in the first round, in his first title defense.
  • May 22, 1993 Bowe knocked out Jesse Ferguson in the second round, in what his trainer Eddie Futch called his greatest performance.
  • November 6, 1993: Lost the title to Holyfield, by decision in 12, after a man named James Miller parachuted into the ring and caused a mini-riot in round seven, in the fan man fight. The fight itself was very close, and some felt Bowe deserved the decision.
  • August 13, 1994: His fight with Buster Mathis Jr. declared a no contest after Bowe hit his opponent while Mathis Jr. lay on the canvas.
  • December, 1994: In the final pre-fight conference before their fight, he sucker punched Larry Donald twice. He beat Donald by decision in 12.
  • March 11, 1995: He won the WBO world Heavyweight championship, knocking out Herbie Hide in six rounds.
  • Summer of 1995: He and Jorge Luis Gonzalez engaged in a series of violent press conferences across the United States before their fight. Their last pre-fight conference was held behind protective glasses. Bowe won by knockout in six.
  • November 4, 1995: He and Holyfield, who was suffering from Hepatitis A, fought the last fight of their classic trilogy. Bowe seemed to dominate the early rounds, and the ailing Holyfield was struggling in the fight, a fight that commentator George Foreman was notably concerned about, repeatedly saying the fight should be stopped. Holyfield however had a spurt of energy early in the sixth round, and knocked Bowe down. Bowe recovered from the knockdown and went on to win by knockout in round eight.
  • July 11, 1996: He defeated Andrew Golota by a disqualification in round seven after being hit repeatedly in the testicles throughout the fight. The ensuing riot became breaking news across the United States, and an infamous night in the history of boxing. Golota was hit in the head by a member of Bowe’s entourage with either a large mid-90s cellphone or walkie-talkie, bloodying him.
  • December 14, 1996: He defeated Golota in their extremely bloody rematch, again by disqualification. Golota was ahead on all three scorecards, but at the end of the ninth round, Golota landed 3 successive brutal punches to Bowe's testicles. It turned out to be Bowe's last fight until 2004. Bowe declared there would not be a rematch. For a long time after Golota was disqualified Bowe lay unmoving in the ring with his eyes closed, which prompted fears from some about his condition. His slurred speech during the post fight interview did little to alleviate those fears.
  • December, 1996: Bowe announced he would leave his wife and children and large fleet of cars in Fort Washington, MD to join the United States Marine Corps. He dropped out of boot camp soon afterward.
  • 1999: He kidnapped his wife and children at her parent's community in North Carolina. They were released unharmed, after an interstate drive.
  • May 18, 2004: Bowe was released from federal prison after serving 18 months for the kidnapping. He announced his intention to return to boxing and attempt to reclaim the world Heavyweight championship.
  • September 25, 2004: After seven and a half years away from boxing, Bowe returned with a second round knockout over Marcus Rhode. In a second comeback fight in April 2005, Bowe narrowly defeated journeyman Billy Zumbrun, in a fight in which Bowe was badly overweight and absorbed many heavy blows from Zumbrun.
  • On October 17, 2005 he declared bankruptcy.
  • On November 9, 2007, Riddick Bowe announced that he will enter the world of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), fighting exclusively for the promotional outfit Xcess Entertainment, with his first fight being December 12, 2007, against an opponent to be named later.

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See also

This is a chronological list of world heavyweight boxing champions, as recognized by the following organizations: The World Boxing Association (WBA), founded in 1921 as the National Boxing Association (NBA), The World Boxing Council (WBC), founded in 1963, The International Boxing Federation (IBF), founded in 1983, and The World Boxing... This is a list of notable male boxers. ... This article or section is incomplete and may require expansion and/or cleanup. ...

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Preceded by
Marcelo Victor Figueroa (Vacated)
WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion
1991-10-291992 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Alex Garcia filled vacancy
Preceded by
Evander Holyfield
WBA Heavyweight Champion
1992-11-131993-11-06
Succeeded by
Evander Holyfield
IBF Heavyweight Champion
1992-11-131993-11-06
Succeeded by
Evander Holyfield
WBC Heavyweight Champion
1992-11-131992-12-14 (Stripped)
Succeeded by
Lennox Lewis filled vacancy
Preceded by
Larry Donald
WBC Continental Americas Heavyweight Champion
1994-12-031995 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Jimmy Thunder filled vacancy
Preceded by
Herbie Hide
WBO Heavyweight Champion
1995-03-111995-07-01 (Vacated)
Succeeded by
Riddick Bowe filled vacancy
Preceded by
Riddick Bowe (Vacated)
WBO Heavyweight Champion
1995-10-311996-01-11 (Stripped)
Succeeded by
Henry Akinwande filled vacancy

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Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a boxer and former undisputed heavyweight champion.
Bowe's great size (he was about 6'5 and although his weight varied wildly for bouts, it was usually at 230 pounds or more), and strength made him very difficult to fight, and the fact that we was unusually quick for such a large man made him nearly unbeatable, especially in his early career.
Bowe seemed to dominate the early rounds, and the ailing Holyfield was struggling in the fight, a fight that commentator George Foreman was notably concerned about, and wished to be stopped.
Wikipedia: Riddick Bowe (424 words)
Riddick Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a former boxer who, just like Mike Tyson, was involved in many controversial fights of the 1990s.
Bowe recovers from a knockdown in round five to win by knockout in round eight.
Bowe had a record of 41 wins and 1 loss, with 1 no-contest, and 32 knockouts.
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