Riddick Bowe

Boxer Riddick Bowe
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Profession: Boxer

United States of America

Biography: Two-time world heavyweight champion and the first fighter to defeat Evander Holyfield when he beat him in 1992 for the undisputed world heavyweight title.

Later became the first fighter to knock Holyfield out. His professional boxing record stands at 43–1–0 (1 no contest).

Born: August 10, 1967
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
Age: 55 years old

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Goat/Sheep
Star Sign: Leo

Historical Events

  • 1988-10-02 Future world heavyweight boxing champion Lennox Lewis, representing Canada, wins super-heavyweight gold medal at the Seoul Olympics; beats American Riddick Bowe by 2nd round TKO
  • 1992-11-13 Riddick Bowe wins the undisputed world heavyweight boxing crown with a unanimous points decision over Evander Holyfield in Las Vegas; first of their 3 meetings
  • 1992-12-14 Lennox Lewis given WBC title, when Riddick Bowe refused to fight him
  • 1993-02-06 Riddick Bowe TKOs Michael Dokes in 1 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1993-05-22 Riddick Bowe TKOs Jesse Ferguson in 2 for heavyweight boxing title
  • 1993-11-06 Evander Holyfield beats Riddick Bowe in 12 for heavyweight boxing title

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