Former Lakers Star Heading Into Boxing Ring: ‘Let’s Go!’

Former Lakers Star Heading Into Boxing Ring: ‘Let’s Go!’


Another NBA star is planning to participate in a celebrity boxing match, and this time it’s former Los Angeles Lakers forward Lamar Odom. According to a press release, the retired 41-year-old will take on pop star Aaron Carter, 33, who was a founding member of the Backstreet Boys.

Odom also announced his big fight via social media. He posted, “…Here’s your chance to view my fight vs ⁦@aaroncarter live on Pay Per View on all cable outlets in North America and on all handheld devices. Let’s Go!!”

Odom was drafted fourth overall by the Los Angeles Clippers in 1999. During his stalwart 15-year pro basketball run, he played for the Clippers, Lakers, Miami Heat, and Dallas Mavericks.

With the Lakers, Odom won two NBA Championships in 2009 and 2010. Additionally, Odom was the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year as a member of the Lakers in 2011.

Last NBA Star To Try Boxing Got Wrecked By YouTuber

Odom must not have been dissuaded from seeing ex-NBA star Nate Robinson suffer his knockout loss to Jake Paul in November 2020 on the undercard of the Mike Tyson vs. Roy Jones Jr. pay-per-view event on Triller.

Robinson was the last ex-basketballer to try a climb inside the ropes, and he was furiously handled by the brash YouTuber in a knockout so violent that it went viral almost immediately.

Odom has to hope he’ll fare better against Carter on June 11.

Odom vs. Carter PPV Info

Odom vs. Carter is set to headline the Official Celebrity Boxing pay-per-view card scheduled for Friday, June 11.

The action will take place at the Showboat Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and it will feature an undercard jam-packed with famous people from music, sports, social media, and business.

Official Celebrity Boxing: Odom vs. Carter is set to begin at 9:00 p.m. ET. The cost of the pay-per-view event is $29.99.

Other Celebrities Set for Battle Inside Boxing Ring

In the co-main event, business leader Drew Bournet will fight social media influencer Wideneck.

From the rap realm, Peter Gunz, a Grammy Award-nominated artist and former member of hip-hop duo Lord Tariq, will meet music industry executive and Love & Hip Hop star Cisco Rosado.

Other bouts include Deej Swartz vs. Steve Korpuze, “The Latin Lover” a.k.a. the celebrity boxing heavyweight champ, Hazel Roche, vs. former boxing heavyweight champion Tim Witherspoon.

Finally, Jim Raffone, the CEO of Jar of Hope, will fight Tommy “The Tiger” Moose to help raise awareness about Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. According to the release, Raffone’s son, James Anthony, age 11, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy at age four.

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