Bowe Says 'I’ll be Back'

Bowe Says 'I’ll be Back'

45-year-old former two-time world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe says he’s still not ready to hang up his gloves.


The American fighter, who became undisputed heavyweight champion way back in 1992, having won the WBA, WBC and IBF titles has taken to Twitter, to announce that he plans to come back and reclaim the title he held 20 years ago.


Bowe hasn’t fought since 2008, and now suffers speech difficulties, the result of a hard-fought career.


To achieve his stated goal, he would have to take on Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko, but even the prospect of fighting the elder of the two notorious Klitschko brothers is not enough to defer Bowe, who said to Boxing News on a visit to the UK last year, that it would take a lot of money and training to get him back into the ring.


“Screw all the haters I’ll be back in the ring and once again the heavyweight champion of the world. I’m coming for you Klitschkos,” Bowe tweeted.

Bowe 1992 victory over Evander Holyfield was short lived, and Holyfield reclaimed the title in a rematch the following year,


However he went on to claim the WBO title before two successive defeats by Andrew Golota ended his career in 1996.


He showed some signs of a wish to get back into competitive sport with a spell in Thai boxing in 2013.


“You are never too old to set a new goal or to dream a new dream,” Bowe added on Twitter.


“Why doubt me when mine is to once again be a champion?”