Riddick Bowe

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Riddick Lamont Bowe (born August 10, 1967) is a retired American professional boxer who competed between 1989 and 2008.wikipedia
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Lennox Lewis

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Bowe vacated the WBC title later that year in protest, instead of defending the title against their number one contender, Lennox Lewis. Bowe won the silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, outpointing Soviet Alex Miroshnichenko in the semifinals, and losing a controversial match in the finals to future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
Holding dual British and Canadian citizenship, Lewis represented Canada as an amateur at the 1988 Summer Olympics, winning a gold medal in the super-heavyweight division after defeating Riddick Bowe in the final.

Evander Holyfield

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In 1992 he won the undisputed WBA, WBC and IBF titles by defeating then-unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield.
He successfully defended his titles three times, scoring victories over former champions George Foreman and Larry Holmes, before suffering his first professional loss to Riddick Bowe in 1992.

Andrew Golota

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1996 saw Bowe engage in two brutal slugfests with Andrew Golota, both of which ended controversially when Golota repeatedly hit him with low blows.
Despite his accomplishments and more than 40 professional wins, Golota is best known for twice being disqualified against Riddick Bowe for low blows in fights that he appeared to be winning.

World Boxing Organization

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He later regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship in 1995, defeating Herbie Hide for the then-fledgling WBO title.
At heavyweight, especially in the United States, the organization initially struggled to gain credibility as a major sanctioning body, with WBO heavyweight champions Michael Moorer, Riddick Bowe, and Henry Akinwande relinquishing the title to pursue other options.

Undisputed champion

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He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1992, and as an amateur he won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics.
The title was split again in 1992 when Riddick Bowe forfeited the WBC title.

Herbie Hide

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He later regained a portion of the world heavyweight championship in 1995, defeating Herbie Hide for the then-fledgling WBO title.
A year later, Hide defended his WBO heavyweight title against former undisputed champion Riddick Bowe.

Aleksandr Miroshnichenko

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Bowe won the silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, outpointing Soviet Alex Miroshnichenko in the semifinals, and losing a controversial match in the finals to future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.
At the 1988 Olympics semifinals Miroshnichenko floored U.S. Riddick Bowe momentarily in the first round, but Bowe managed to win by the decision.

1988 Summer Olympics

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He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion in 1992, and as an amateur he won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Bowe won the silver medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics, outpointing Soviet Alex Miroshnichenko in the semifinals, and losing a controversial match in the finals to future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis.

International Boxing Hall of Fame

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In 2015, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.

Kingsborough Community College

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Apart of boxing he attended Kingsborough Community College, where he studied drama — in hopes of an acting career after boxing — also he took up a business administration study.

Lou Savarese

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He was to have met future Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe but Savarese was injured and could not box.

Boxing at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Super heavyweight

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Future world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis of Canada defeated Riddick Bowe of the US in a controversial final.

Bert Cooper

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The following month, Bowe knocked out Bert Cooper in two rounds, which added to his reputation and high ranking.
He fought Evander Holyfield, George Foreman, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Chris Byrd, Ray Mercer, and Corrie Sanders, among others.

The Ring magazine Fighter of the Year

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That same year, Bowe was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers' Association of America.

Lionel Butler

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Bowe turned professional in March 1989, and knocked out Lionel Butler.
In his second fight, Butler was knocked out in the second round by the debuting future Undisputed Heavyweight Champion Riddick Bowe on March 6 of that year.

Jorge Luis González

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In June 1995, after a heated build up, Bowe defended the WBO heavyweight title against his archrival in the amateurs, Jorge Luis González, At the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
In June 1995, after a heated build up, he fought hated arch rival Riddick Bowe in Las Vegas, for the WBO Heavyweight championship.

Pierre Coetzer

In July 1992 knocked out South African Pierre Coetzer in the seventh round of a world title eliminator.
Coetzer's most notable fights include those against Johnny du Plooy, Riddick Bowe, Frank Bruno and George Foreman.

Eddie Futch

Highly regarded trainer Eddie Futch took on the job of developing Bowe as he saw the talent.
Futch also trained Riddick Bowe and Montell Griffin when they handed future Hall of Fame fighters Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones Jr. their first professional defeats.

Sugar Ray Robinson Award

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That same year, Bowe was named Fighter of the Year by The Ring and the Boxing Writers' Association of America.

World Boxing Council

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In 1992 he won the undisputed WBA, WBC and IBF titles by defeating then-unbeaten former undisputed cruiserweight champion Evander Holyfield.

Brownsville, Brooklyn

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Bowe was born and raised in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn.

James Miller (parachutist)

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This fight was also known for a bizarre stunt in which parachutist James "Fan Man" Miller dropped into the open air arena, landing in the ropes by Bowe's corner.
His most infamous appearance was the November 6, 1993 boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe at Caesars Palace on the Las Vegas Strip in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Bruce Seldon

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In August 1991, Bowe knocked out future world heavyweight champion Bruce Seldon in one round.
In his next fight Seldon was matched with future undisputed world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe who defeated him.

Caesars Palace

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U.S. Army superheavyweight Robert Salters, a Brooklyn-born 25-year-old artilleryman of Fort Bragg, NC, who took up boxing in 1986, and had less than twenty amateur fights in his 16-months-long record before they first met at the 1988 AAU National finals, where Salters floored Bowe twice before ref stopped the fight, became a real nemesis for Bowe during his amateur career, as they fought each other to nearly a draw in the 1988 Olympic Box-offs at Caesars Palace, after Bowe lost to Salters in the Olympic Trials (Bowe came in at 231 lbs, Salters at 247.
Two bouts between Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe were contested here, including Evander Holyfield vs. Riddick Bowe in November 1992, and a revenge match a year later in which Holyfield took the title, and he had several bouts with Michael Moorer at Caesars Palace, including Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer in April 1994 for the WBA, IBF and Lineal Heavyweight Championships.