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[VIDEO] Sad Fight Of The Day: Riddick Bowe Gets Beat Up in Muay Thai Bout

Riddick Bowe was once the boxing heavyweight champion of the world. That was a long time ago.

The forty five year-old last fought and won in the boxing ring five years ago. By that time, he was already obese but was still able to out-point journeyman Gene Pukall. Unfortunately, someone was able to convince Bowe to come out of retirement and fight Muay Thai in Thailand yesterday.

The result was sad and ugly. Bowe clearly has not been doing any type of physical exercise and showed up not just fat and sloppy, but worn looking all around. The fight went predictably – with Bowe getting dropped over and over by leg kicks, before ultimately not being able to get back to his feet.

Knock out via kick to the leg. I don’t know the name of the guy that beat Bowe, and no one really cares. This fight shouldn’t have happened. Bowe clearly is in no shape to compete in any athletic endeavor these days, much less a fight sport that he has no training in.

A public workout video (after the jump) before this spectacle foretold the ugly scene that would play out during the fight itself. There ain’t no union for retired fighters. No pensions. There are, however, plenty of bills to pay as well as exploitative promoters.

Riddick Bowe Public Muay Thai Workout:

- Elias Cepeda

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LOKI- June 17, 2013 at 5:59 am
I would have much prefered to see this happen to James Toney. Give him a chance to demonstrate his much fabled 'side-check-kick'.
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phaulty- June 16, 2013 at 2:22 pm
I think you are bullshittin.
NomadRip- June 15, 2013 at 12:36 pm
Dammit, I wish I'd have known about this. I'd have gone to check it out. Probably would have just been depressing though.
algiersheadkick504- June 15, 2013 at 9:15 am
Well considering muay Thai is 10x more brutal than boxing and he was a boxing champ...no surprise, Thai boxers have conditioned legs...Riddick obviously didnt
creepy- June 15, 2013 at 8:56 am
The guy's got serious brain damage. He's lucky it was just his leg that took a beating.
The12ozCurls- June 15, 2013 at 8:17 am
It is pretty sad when you were the HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMP OF THE WORLD, yet the only thing people remember is you getting repeatedly punched in the nuts by a Polak and the time you kidnapped your own wife & kids. This is what GSP is talking about when he says "I fight for my legacy" because watching that video was Pedro Rizzo vs Tank Abbott-esque and it was really depressing. Happy Father's Day.
mma4everbitchs- June 15, 2013 at 8:04 am
It was the nut shots from golota that ruined him.
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