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Riddick Bowe, Paulie Malignaggi set for October 2nd Celebrity Boxing bouts

The event will air on FITE

Riddick Bowe...
Patrick Stumberg is a freelance writer for SB Nation, first joining the network in 2011 before linking up with Bad Left Hook in 2015.

Looks like the celebrity boxing trend isn’t ending anytime soon. TMZ Sports reports that retired former champions Riddick Bowe and Paulie Malignaggi are set to appear on capital-letters Celebrity Boxing’s October 2nd card, which will air on FITE.

The 53-year-old Bowe (43-1, 33 KO) was one of the great fighters of the 90s in his heyday, ultimately leaving the sport in 1996 after consecutive DQ victories over prick-pounding Pole Andrew Golota. He had a brief comeback in the 2000s, but hung up the gloves once again in 2008 without accomplishing much, then got leg kicked into oblivion in a one-and-done Muay Thai stint five years later.

He’ll face 41-year-old former NBA standout Lamar Odom, who was last seen beating up onetime child singing sensation Aaron Carter.

Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KO) fights Corey B, a self-described “radio personality” whom I’ve never heard of. I’d imagine this will be a lot easier and hurt a lot less than another adventure in bare knuckle boxing.

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