Riddick Bowe Interview

Frank Shala and Danny Morales


Danny Morales

When Riddick Bowe became the undisputed heavyweight champion in 1992, he handed Evander Holyfield his first professional loss.

Riddick Bowe is considered one of the best heavyweights in boxing history. He is a former two-time world heavyweight champion, having first won the WBA (World Boxing Association), WBC (World Boxing Council), and IBF (International Boxing Federation) titles in 1992, becoming the “undisputed” heavyweight champion.

Bowe became champion again in 1995 when he won the WBO (World Boxing Organization) title. He initially retired in 1996 before returning for three more fights in 2004. He has currently been inactive since 2008.

Bowe became the first fighter to defeat Evander Holyfield in 1992 for the undisputed world heavyweight title. Bowe and Holyfield would fight an epic trilogy with Bowe winning two of three including and eighth round TKO in the third fight, the first knockout loss of Holyfield’s career. Bowe finished with a professional boxing record of 43–1–0 (1 no contest) with 33 stoppages.