Riddick Bowe to return for 'celebrity boxing' aged 53 in October after calling out Mike Tyson for comeback fight

BOXING legend Riddick Bowe will return to the ring in October for the first time in 13 years.

The 53-year-old, who outpointed Germany's Gene Pukall in his last outing in 2008, is gearing up for a dust-up in America.

According to Dazn, Bowe will be involved in a celebrity boxing bout on October 9.

Though they state that the former world champion does not yet have an opponent.

Commenting on the news, Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman said: "If you haven’t seen Official Celebrity Boxing yet, then watching the legendary Riddick Bowe take the ring October 9th is a must!"

Bowe asked his fans who he should fight, with the 1988 Olympic silver medallist even calling out NBA icon Shaquille O'Neal.

He remarked: "Who you think I should fight? Maybe Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, Shaq Daddy.

"Let me know who you want me to fight, and it's a done deal.” 

New York native Bowe called out Mike Tyson last year having failed to secure a fight against his American compatriot during their heyday.

And British star Lennox Lewis declared in November that he could put his wits against Bowe in an exhibition with the pair having 'unfinished business'.



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In 1995, Bowe became the first heavyweight in history to win all four major heavyweight belts.

His victory over Herbie Hide saw him claim the WBO belt, to add to the WBA, WBC and IBF straps he picked up when he beat Holyfield in 1992.

Bowe, who lost just once out of his 45 professional contests, fought Holyfield three times between 1992-1995.

Holyfield inflicted Bowe's only defeat in 1993 after winning a majority points decision, before being knocked out by Big Daddy two years later.

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