Lamar Odom Knocks Out Aaron Carter In Celebrity Boxing Match
The latest in a string of celebrity boxing matches saw former basketball star Lamar, 41, and former pop star Aaron, 31, trade blows in the ring at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City.
Fans of 90s pop and love triangles may have been cheering for Aaron, but at 6ft to Lamar’s 6’10, it was no real surprise that the singer went down in the second round according to Metro UK.
Although Aaron got in plenty of blows in the opening round, Lamar’s power was too much for him, and the Lakers champion knocked his opponent to the ground in the second round.
Prior to the match, Aaron, the younger brother of Backstreet Boys star Nick Carter, talked big, saying:
I grew up street fighting, and I’m really looking forward to this match. But my dad always said, “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.” So, Lamar, I’ll see you there, bro.
However, there was no bad blood, as Aaron and Lamar hugged it out after the knockout, with Lamar saying he’d be up for another celeb fight if the price was right.
The pair’s fees have not been revealed, but the fight was available for pay-per-view for $29.99 (£21).
Former MMA star Chuck Liddell acted as guest referee, with Ice T and Coco on the mic providing guest commentary, so the whole thing was hardly a serious heavyweight event.
However, the person behind Celebrity Boxing plans on making these brawls between stars into a major franchise. Damon Feldman, the fight’s promoter, told the New York Post:
I’m building the WWE of boxing. Boxing is in a weird spot. There are no fighters to follow right now. Celebrities are looking at this as a way to get back in the spotlight and a way to get money.
While celeb fights did happen in the 90s, they have come back into fashion with YouTubers Logan and Jake Paul and their fights against other internet stars.