Former 2x NBA champion and kingpin, Lamar Odom will enter the boxing ring later this year. He has signed a deal with Celebrity Boxing and has already been aligned for a fight on 12 June. As of now, the rivalry battle will take place at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
However, he is not the only NBA star to step inside the ring. A few months ago, another NBA sensation, Nate Robinson, touched the glove with American YouTuber and boxer, Jake Paul.
‘The Problem Child’ stunned Robinson as he landed a vicious KO in the second round of the fight.
Despite not having a rival, Odom has already started spending quality training hours in the gym. At the age of 41, he resembles a 20-year-old who has a hunger for recognition in the boxing world.
‘Lam Lam’ retired from basketball in 2014 but later tried to return. That too Part
Ice Cube’s Big3 League Now, he is motivated to become a boxer and would expect a fair amount of success.
Putting in boxing gloves contributes greatly to celebrity sports from other sports. Not only do they hook into existing boxing fans, but also attract a huge fan following from their sport.
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Can Lamar Odom enjoy a run in boxing just like the NBA?
‘Lam Lam’ played in the NBA for over a decade. He is known to have made substantial contributions to the Lakers team, with whom he played seven seasons. Odom helped the team win The competitions In 2009 and 2010. He is a hardcore athlete who sees one goal at a time and tries to accomplish it.
With his eye on boxing as a whole now, it is undisputed that Odom will not enjoy a healthy run in the game.
It will be very interesting to see who will fight on June 12. The 41-year-old will look to test all his hard work and make a statement by crucifying his opponent and surviving what happened to Nate Robinson.
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