Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 10/16/14

17 Jun 1995: Riddick Bowe raises his arm in victory after a bout against Jorge Luis Gonzalez. Bowe won the fight with a knockout in the sixth round.
Credit: Christian Sahm I could hardly believe my eyes when I read that Former Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe lost a Muay-Thai kickboxing match in some god-forsaken arena in Thailand this past week, knocked out in the second round by some bum who wouldn’t have been allowed to rinse Bowe’s mouthpiece in his heyday. Amazed that Bowe would subject himself to this indignity. Amazed that it would be allowed. Amazed that there are people lowdown enough to trot out old Riddick Bowe and let him compete in anything where combat is even remotely involved. Bowe's Erratic, Tragic Post-Career Riddick Bowe is 45 and damaged goods. I won’t profess to know all the ins and outs in Riddick’s life at this point. This much I do know--he’s physically and psychologically wrecked from the brutality of his boxing career. His speech is slurred and gone is the happy, almost boyish jokester who was once Heavyweight Champion. There is no way to circumvent the reality that Bowe is one of many tragic stories ...
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