Lamar Odom is stepping back in the boxing ring, but this time he ain’t scrapping with a childhood pop star … L.O. is fighting former heavyweight champ, Riddick Bowe!!
Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman tells TMZ Sports they’ve inked a deal pitting the 6’10”, 41-year-old former NBA All-Star against the retired 53-year-old pugilist.
The fight is set to go down October 2 on Fite.TV … from the James L. Knight arena in Miami.
The legendary, 43-1-1 former undisputed heavyweight champ — who once beat Evander Holyfield — hasn’t fought in over a decade … winning his last pro bout in 2008.
As for Odom, he isn’t new to the ring … he knocked out Aaron Carter in the 2nd round of their fight in June 2021.
Carter looked overmatched against the 2x NBA champ … who previously told us he used boxing to stay in tip-top shape during the height of his hoops days.
Also boxing on the card … former 2-weight class world champ Paulie Malignaggi is fighting social media star Corey B.
Paulie and Corey got into it at Lamar’s last fight … nearly coming to blows. This time around … there won’t be anyone to break the mean up.