Lamar Odom Agrees To Celebrity Boxing Deal, Will Fight June 12

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Retired NBA legend Lamar Odom is getting into the boxing game.

Odom announced Tuesday that he’s reached a deal with Celebrity Boxing to participate in a fight. The bout will take place June 12 at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)

You can watch his announcement video below.

I don’t mean to sound too cynical here, but why the hell is Lamar Odom doing this? Seriously, why is the two-time NBA legend and former Lakers star getting into the boxing game?

It doesn’t seem to make sense at all. The man made north of $100 million during his playing days.


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It would seem like he should have more than enough money to never work again, and certainly more than enough to avoid getting punched in the face for cash.

I love boxing and MMA, but it should be left to people who are trained pros. I’m not sure I want to see Lamar Odom, who has had his share of problems outside of sports, throwing punches.


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Of course, I could turn out to be totally wrong, and I can’t hate on a man for getting some cash. We’ll see what happens June 12!