Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like...Ali: RIDDICK BOWE

His role model was the Greatest. Now Riddick Bowe is the champ to look up to: a heavyweight with a sense of mission, a puritanical streak and some solid punch lines.

When heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe steps into the ring, he is up against two invisible enemies. One is a reputation for playfulness that has earned him the nickname "Riddick-ulous Bowe." The other is the assumption that despite a professional record of 34 wins and no losses, this boxer has yet to get much of a workout.

The latter problem could be alleviated this Saturday, when he will once again meet Evander Holyfield, the man who came close to denting him in the now legendary 10th round of their encounter last November. Bowe walked away with the title, but he left fans...

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