It’s like a car accident that you can’t get away from. That’s how Lamar Odom, former NBA star, described Friday night’s celebrity boxing bout with Aaron Carter.
Odom, at 6’10 and 259 lbs, faced Carter who is 10 inches shorter than him and about 80 lb lighter. Odom bullied Carter in the ring and delivered a series of punches that eventually took Carter out via TKO.
Carter survived the second round with a remarkable feat of endurance. Odom did however land some punches on Carter’s head in round one. Odom’s size eventually made Carter tired.
The boxing match was not as absurd as you might have expected, with UFC legend Chuck Liddell serving as referee. People couldn’t help but look at it.
Do you long for the nostalgia of the early 2000s? Do I have the story? Friday night saw the most anticipated boxing match of the year. Lamar Odom (6-10), the former Sixth Man Of The Year, was in one corner. He won two championships for Los Angeles Lakers. Aaron Carter, the artist behind early-century hits like “I want Candy” (and “Aaron’s Party”) was in the opposite corner.
The fight appeared to be a mismatch on paper. Odom is nearly a foot shorter than Carter at 6-0, and their reach and weight are similar. Odom and Carter both made their boxing debuts during the match. Odom was clearly favored. Odom has had health problems since his retirement, but he is still a professional boxer. He has physical gifts that are unmatched by the rest of us, as he demonstrated it by knocking Carter out in the second round.
Lamar Odom vs Aaron Carter Full Fight
Carter’s fans will be disappointed. He did have a hit song called “That’s how I beat Shaq,” which was one of his greatest hits. Shaquille Oleal is a Hall of Famer. Carter cannot beat Odom. There’s no way Carter could compete with a legend like Shaq.
Odom had already guaranteed victory. Odom declared to TMZ that he would win “probably, I would say in the first minute,”. It shouldn’t surprise anyone that he lived up to this boast. Odom previously spoke out about using boxing as training during his time in the NBA. His athletic edge made this one a safe bet, even though Nate Robinson lost to Jake Paul in a highly publicized boxing match. Odom’s victory made the NBA proud.