Riddick Bowe v Mark Potter set for August 3 in Leicester

Phil Jay 28/05/2013

Former world heavyweight champion Riddick ‘Big Daddy’ Bowe is to make a comeback to the ring at 45 years-old to fight recently retired Mark Potter on August 3 in the United Kingdom.

Bowe, who has been slated for an active return to boxing for the last few years, is only stepping back in the ring for what will be a three two-minute round exhibition with Potter, who was recently advised by doctors to retire.

A former British title challenger, Potter most famously lost out to a one-armed Danny Williams in 2000 before switching his allegiance to MMA and had a successful stint up until eye damage forced him to step down this year.

“It’s a honour to be in the same ring as a living legend,” Potter told World Boxing News.

“I know all about Riddick as I watch nearly all his fights and I know all his moves. He doesn’t know me or what I’m about, but after the bell rings and at the end he’ll know all about ‘The White Shark.”

The American is also lining up a charity bout in Hull against former Rugby League start and current Hull FC caoch Lee Radford on July 25 in what is turning out to be a whistle-stop tour for Bowe.

The fight will take place at Club Republic in Leicester town centre and Tickets for the show are available with a 10 per cent discount from topdog-sports.com