Riddick Bowe Decisions Gene Pukall Over Eight Rounds

By Mark Vester

On the undercard to Wladimir Klitschko-Hasim Rahman at the SAP Arena in Germany, former undisputed heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe (43-1, 33 KOs) returned for the first time since April of 2005 and won an eight round unanimous decision over Gene Pukall (14-13-2, 12 KOs).

Bowe, 41, had been scheduled to return a number of times over the last few years, but either withdrew of no-showed the events. There were many doubts that he would actually show up to this fight. Pukall had lost three of his last four fights by knockout.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Southpaw16BF on 12-14-2008

Very sad viewing, as Riddick looked really overweight, he didn't look mentally stable, his boxing skills in the ring were very poor and sloppy.And really think he should retire. But tonight he just found himself fighting a fighter who was…

Comment by *2TOUGH* on 12-14-2008

[quote=Tobi.G;4466048]I dont think he will ever look much better than he did last night. And i dont see him weighing in under 260 ever again. Hes a lazy fool![/quote] he needs to get in shape.. like wlad.. or bernard.. then…

Comment by Tobi.G on 12-14-2008

[QUOTE=badnewsbrown;4464029]he's 41 and came in at 270 pounds after a long lay off. considering everything he didnt look that bad.[/QUOTE] I dont think he will ever look much better than he did last night. And i dont see him weighing…

Comment by Motofan on 12-14-2008

I like Bowe. I hate that he is fighting again. He was DAMN good in his prime.

Comment by bigdaddysback on 12-14-2008

Riddick's my man!!! Gota give the guy credit, i hope Holyfield is next:fing02:

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