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Name: Riddick Bowe  
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Date of Birth: 10th August 1967
Place of Birth: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Profession: Actor
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a boxer and former undisputed Heavyweight Champion. He is most famous for his trilogy with Evander Holyfield. He was born in the same neighborhood as Mike Tyson. He has recently made a comeback, though many medical experts question whether he should be boxing.

Riddick Bowe timeline

  • August 10, 1967: Born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1988: Loses to Lennox Lewis for the Olympic gold medal in Seoul.
  • March 7, 1989: Debuts as a professional, beating Lionel Butler
  • July 8, 1990: Beats Art Card in first nationally televised bout
  • October 21, 1991: Is declared winner by disqualification over Elijah Tillery who began kicking Bowe until he was grabbed from the neck and thrown outside the ring by Bowe's manager, Rock Newman. A melee ensues.
  • November 13, 1992: Wins the world Heavyweight championship, beating Evander Holyfield by a decision in 12 rounds. Round 10 was considered the turning point in the fight.
  • Early 1993: He and his manager Rock Newman visit Pope John Paul II in the Vatican City, offering him the autographed gloves that Bowe used to beat Holyfield. The Pope accepts the gift.
  • November 6, 1993: Loses the title to Holyfield, by decision in 12, after a man named James Miller parachutes into the ring and causes a mini-riot in round seven, in the fan man fight.
  • August 13, 1994: His fight with Buster Mathis Jr. declared a no contest after Bowe hits his opponent while Mathis Jr. lays on the canvas.
  • December, 1994: In the final pre-fight conference before their fight, he sucker punches Larry Donald twice. He beats Donald by decision in 12.
  • March 11, 1995: He wins the WBO world Heavyweight championship, knocking out Herbie Hide in six rounds.
  • Summer of 1995: He and Jorge Luis Gonzalez engage in a series of violent press conferences across the United States before their fight, even throwing ice at each other during some of the conferences. Their last pre-fight conference was held under two protective glasses. Bowe wins by knockout in six.
  • November 4, 1995: He and Holyfield, who was suffering from Hepatitis A, fight the last fight of their trilogy. Bowe recovers from a knockdown in round five to win by knockout in round eight.
  • July 11, 1996: He defeats Andrew Golota by a disqualification in round seven after being hit low throughout the fight. The ensuing riot becomes breaking news across the United States, and an infamous night in the history of boxing. Golota was hit by a Bowe entourage man with a telephone in the head.
  • December 14, 1996: He defeats Golota in their rematch, again by disqualification. Golota, much like the first bout, continually throws low blows. It turns to be Bowe's last fight. He recovered from three knockdowns, and dropped Golota once before the final result. Bowe declares there will not be a rematch.
  • December, 1996: Bowe announces he will join the US Marines. Four days later, he resigns.
  • 1999: He kidnaps his wife and children. They are released unharmed, after an interstate drive.
  • May 18, 2004: Bowe is released from federal prison after serving 18 months for the kidnapping. He announces his intentions 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 returns with a second round knockout over Marcus Rhode. In a second comeback fight in April 2005, Bowe narrowly defeated journeyman Billy Zumbrum, in a fight where Bowe was very heavy at 280 lb and took a lot of heavy leather from Zumbrum.
  • On October 17, 2005 he declared bankruptcy.

Bowe has a record of 42 wins and 1 loss, with 1 no-contest, and 33 knockouts.

Preceded by:
Evander Holyfield
Heavyweight boxing champion (WBA, IBF)
Succeeded by:
Evander Holyfield
Heavyweight boxing champion (WBC)
Succeeded by:
Lennox Lewis
Preceded by:
Herbie Hide
Heavyweight boxing champion (WBO)
Succeeded by:
Henry Akinwade

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