Lamar Odom will be back in a boxing ring soon and will face a step up in competition. The former NBA star most recently defeated pop star Aaron Carter via TKO in a bizarre celebrity boxing match last month. He is now stepping things up a notch by taking on former boxing heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe next. The event -- named Official Celebrity Boxing: Odom vs. Bowe -- will take place October 2 at James L. Knight Arena in Miami, Florida. For Bowe, this will be his first boxing match since 2008. \u201cRiddick\u2019s return to boxing,\u201d Official Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman told MMA Fighting. \u201cHe always wanted to step back in the ring in some capacity and now he is with Celebrity Boxing. It\u2019s gonna be a fun, cool, match, two legends of their games taking it on.\u201d Although Bowe, 53, is 12 years the senior of Odom, he will still likely be the betting favorite going into the bout provided he is in shape. The American was one of the best heavyweights during his prime and holds just the one loss to Evander Holyfield in a trilogy in which he would win twice. Bowe holds a 43-1 (1 NC) professional boxing record. https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v3obYvgFllxo&featureemb_title Malignaggi Also Competing In Boxing Event Former welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi will also be competing in the October 2 event as he takes on TikToker Corey B. It will be Malignaggi's first taste of combat sports action since losing a decision to Artem Lobov in their BKFC matchup back in June 2019. \u201cIt\u2019s Official Celebrity Boxing, we\u2019ve been doing it for 18 years,\u201d Feldman added. \u201cI\u2019m real excited because we\u2019re changing the game of boxing with the entertainment. Everybody thinks Jake and Logan Paul are celebrity boxing, they\u2019re really professional fighters. My niche is you keep people safe and they battle it out for six minutes.\u201d Will you be tuning in for this event?