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Bowe, Riddick Lamont

Born: 1967 AD
Currently alive, at 53 years of age.
Nationality: American
Categories: Boxer

1967 – Born on the 10th of August in Brooklyn, New York.

1984 – At the age of 17 he knocked out opponent James Smith in just 4 seconds.

1985 – In the National Golden Gloves championship he lost to Ft. Worth Lt. Hvy. wt. Donald Stephens.

1988 – He also won the silver medal in the Seoul Olympics, stopped in 2 rounds by Lennox Lewis.

1989 – Bowe turned pro in March, knocking out novice (but future #1 contender) Lionel Butler.

1990 – In September, he made his first step up in class, fighting faded ex-champ Pinklon Thomas, who he dominated until Thomas was pulled out after 8 rounds.

1991 – In March, he overcame some rocky opening rounds to knockout the 84′ Olympic Super-Heavyweight Gold medallist Tyrell Biggs, however his image suffered when in his next fight, slick boxing ex-champ Tony Tubbs, whose own career had suffered with drugs and weight issues, appeared to outbox and outsmart Bowe, only to have the judges award Bowe with a unanimous decision that was jeered loudly by the crowd.

      – In August, he knocked out future champ Bruce Seldon in 1 round.

1992 – In July, fought Pierre Coetzer in an eliminator, knocking out the durable South African in 7 rounds.

       – In November, he fought reigning champ Evander Holyfield for the Undisputed title.

1993 – Bowe defended the title against 34 year old washed up ex-champ Michael Dokes, who he bombed out in 1 round.

       – With pressure mounting for Bowe to face WBC champ Lennox Lewis, Bowe and co. instead elected to face Holyfield in a rematch in November.

1994 – Bowe’s overeating was getting out of control.

       – In December, he punched Larry Donald at a press conference, however the fight was less exciting as Bowe outpointed the 92′ Olympian in a dull fight serving the 16-0 Donald his first loss.

1995 – In March, Bowe picked up the less regarded WBO belt by decking Englands Herbie Hide some 6 times en route to a 6th round KO.

       – In June, after a heated build up, he defended the title against his hated arch rival in the amateurs, Jorge Luis Gonzales in Las Vegas.

2004 – In September, after seven and a half years away from boxing, Bowe returned with a second round knockout over Marcus Rhode.

2005 – In a second comeback fight in April, Bowe narrowly defeated journeyman Billy Zumbrun, in a fight in which Bowe was badly overweight and absorbed many heavy blows from Zumbrun.