BOXING: Riddick Bowe on his way to Peterborough

Riddick Bowe.
Riddick Bowe.

Former undisputed world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe is on his way to Peterborough.

Bowe, now 48 years-old, is the special guest at Kevin Sanders boxing dinner at the Solstice pub on Thursday March 31.

Bowe won a silver medal in the super heavyweight division at the 1988 Olympic Games before turning professional.

He then became a two-time world heavyweight champion, having first won the WBA, WBC and IBF titles in 1992 to become the undisputed heavyweight champion.

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.

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.

For ticket details contact Sanders on 01733 371912 or 07872 601467.