As the celebrity boxing trend rolls on, former NBA great Lamar Odom is poised to face boy band singer, Aaron Carter.
The two will do battle on June 12th in Atlantic City, NJ under the Celebrity Boxing promotional banner. Now former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell will serve as the referee.
I Just found out I will be working @celebrityboxing1 live on Pay Per View as referee for Lamar Odom vs Aaron Carter. You can go to @celebrityboxing1 for details pic.twitter.com/qlgn0euu5B
— Chuck Liddell (@ChuckLiddell) May 13, 2021
Odom told TMZ he is gunning for Jake Paul after his bout with Carter.
“After Aaron Carter, I would love to fight Jake Paul,” Odom said. “For Nate Robinson.”
In addition, Ice-T and Coco will be the on air hosts for the bout which will air on FITE.tv
Carter, who considers himself a rapper and music producer, gained fame aa the younger brother of Nick Carter, who was a member of the Backstreet Boys.
Back in January, Celebrity Boxing announced the signing of Odom for a boxing match.
Damon Feldman of Celebrity Boxing told TMZ Sports that Odom vs. Carter will be a three-round exhibition bout.
In a video posted on social media, Carter discussed his upcoming showdown with Odom.
“I’m really excited to be fighting Lamar Odom. This is a crazy matchup. It’s like David and Goliath. He’s 6 foot 7, I’m 6’1. So it’s gonna be kind of crazy. I’m really looking forward to this fight.
“I just wanna let you guys know that I’m not just a music producer, an entertainer, a singer, a dancer. I’m also a fighter. 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.”
The card also will feature 41-year-old music producer Cisco Rosado vs. 52-year-old rapper Peter Gunz. A referee for that match has not been announced.
With Jake Paul leading the new spate of entertainers turned boxers, the new wave on sports entertainment rolls on.