If this is your first time checking out this site welcome to Smallthoughts: Old School Tuesday…where we spotlight athletes from the past both distant and not so distant. My only rules to Smallthoughts: Old school Tuesday are we feature at least two athletes (in some case will see three and even four are spotlighted) and that the athletes that are spotlighted are retired. We are spotlighting 3 Boxers, Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson and Riddick Bowe. This post is featuring …Riddick Bowe.
If there was a heavyweight that had potential to dominate… it was Riddick Bowe. The problem was focus when focus he could do damage ….see Evander Holyfield vs Riddick Bowe 1 and 3. But when he wasn’t focused …see Holyfield vs Bowe 2. He was heavy looked overweight and lacked the energy he had in the first fight
Bowe became the first fighter to knock down and defeat Evander Holyfield when he claimed the undisputed world heavyweight title in 1992. Holyfield won their rematch in 1993, handing Bowe his first and only professional loss. Bowe later became the first fighter to stop Holyfield, when he won their third match via TKO in 1995.
His second reign as heavyweight champion was in 1995, when he won the WBO title. Bowe retired from boxing in 1996, but made a return in 2004. He has been inactive since 2008, when he won his last professional bout in Germany.
He had a career that showed what he could accomplish when focused and he had desire.
In a 2010 article by BoxingScene, Bowe was ranked the 21st greatest heavyweight of all time. In 2015, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Smallthoughts:Old School Tuesday spotlights …Riddick Bowe.