Boxing fans who bought the PPV broadcast for the recent Luis Ortiz and Charles Martin showdown were shocked when the broadcaster focused on a completely different man to introduce former undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe.
‘Big Daddy’ Bowe attended the Ortiz-Martin fight where he rubbed shoulders with early boxing champions and FOX PPV organizers at ringside. The 52-year-old is a well-known face in the industry despite only leading the heavyweight division in the 1990s, but the TV part director got it wrong when he stepped down. is about showing Bowe on the big screen.
A few minutes later, the show focused on the good Bowe, but the damage was already done.
A fan who bought the PPV said, “WTF! He’s his stuntman, not Riddick at all!
Another fan said: “If you look closely, there is a real photo of Riddick Bowe. How can someone in charge of a Pay Per View event go wrong? “
Last year, Bowe sent the media into a frenzy when he signed up for an exhibition match.
He was then taken off the card after the social media outcry for roping him since Bowe had quit regular training a long time ago and was completely out of shape.
Days later, the return of Evander Holyfield, 59, showed the community why it is important to keep Bowe at bay at this age.