posted on Aug, 19 2004 @ 06:14 PM
this story screams for an old timers steel cage match against mike tyson, with tanya harding as special guest referee,
Riddick Bowe plans comeback
August 19, 2004
SHAWNEE, Okla. (AP) -- Former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is coming out of retirement after a 17-month prison stint, with a scheduled return to
the ring Sept. 25.
His opponent has not yet been named for the bout at Fire Lake Casino, the casino said Thursday.
Bowe (40-1, 32 KOs), who turned 37 on Aug. 10, was released from federal prison in mid-May for kidnapping his first wife, Judy Bowe, and their five
children in 1998. While in prison, Bowe reportedly lost 50 to 100 pounds on a regimen that included daily 3-mile runs.
During his trial, the judge barred Bowe from boxing because of possible brain damage, but according to Bowe's attorney, the order was withdrawn when
he was released from prison. His attorney added that he is fit to box after undergoing neurological testing.
In April, a judge dismissed a lawsuit filed against Bowe and his former manager, Rock Newman, by a Sports Illustrated photographer who says he was
hurt eight years ago during mayhem after one of the boxer's bouts at Madison Square Garden.
In June, Riddick was acquitted of assault charges after his current wife, Terri, and three other alleged victims failed to appear in court.
Bowe was a silver medalist at the 1988 Olympics. He became the undisputed heavyweight champ after beating Evander Holyfield in 1992 but lost the crown
to Holyfield the next year