Lamar Odom was back in the ring for another Pay-Per-View Celebrity Boxing match.
This time the former Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers great squared off against actor and producer Ojani Noa at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida on Saturday.
The former NBA star and Noa, who’s the ex-husband of Jennifer Lopez, ended up battling it out for the entire three rounds, with the bout going to the judges for a decision.
Sweet science: Lamar Odom was back in the ring for another Celebrity Boxing match, this time against Ojani Noa
They go the distance! The three round bout would ended up going the distance leaving the decision in the hands of the judges
Odom, 41, came out wearing black shorts and a white t-shirt, while Noa, 47, opted to go shirtless along with black boxing shorts.
Both men wore protective head gear to help soften the power blows and lessen the chances of cuts and head injuries.
Like his previous fight in June, which ended in a second round knockout of singer Aaron Carter, Odom had massive advantages coming in at 6ft10in tall with a 82in reach, while Noa was recorded at 6ft1in with a 74in reach.
Focused: The former NBA star looked to be all business when he made the walk to the ring
Replacement: Noa stepped in as an opponent for Odom after retired former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe was pulled from the fight card
From the outset, it was apparent the former basketball star, who’s part owner in the Celebrity Boxing brand, would use his jab to keep Noa at bay. He continued to pepper him with it throughout the course of the bout.
During the fight, the ex-husband of Khloe Kardashian also landed some power shots, but he could not put his opponent away and knock him out.
In the end, the fight went the three round distance, with Odom winning by a decision, which was for the Celebrity Boxing World Heavyweight Championship, according to Bleacher Report.
Leverage: From the outset, it was apparent the former basketball star, who’s part owner in the Celebrity Boxing brand, would use his jab to keep Noa at bay
Advantages: The former NBA star used his obvious height and reach advantages
Main event: The Odom-Noa bout served as the main event for the Celebrity Boxing card at the James L. Knight Center in Miami, Florida
Initially, Odom was supposed to fight retired former heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe, 54, but Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman made the call to pull Bowe, and put Noa in his place.
According to TMZ Sports, the decision to replace Bowe was made after retired cruiserweight and heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield, 58, recently lost via first-round TKO to former UFC fighter Vitor Belfort, in a fight where he struggled to defend himself, which has since set off safety concerns.
The Odom-Noa bout served as the main event for the Celebrity Boxing card.
Power: Odom was able to land some good shots but couldn’t put away Noa
Size mattered: Noa fought valiantly but he couldn’t overcome the nine inch height and eight inch reach disadvantages that Odom had in the fight
The evening also featured a clash between retired professional boxing champion Paulie ‘Magic Man’ Malignaggi and TikToker Corey B.
Ultimately, Malignaggi would go on to also win by unanimous decision.
As a part owner of Celebrity Boxing, Odom says he plans of fighting ‘to help keep building the brand.’
He added, ‘I don’t see no problem with that, being a businessman.’
And the winner! In the end, the fight went the three round distance, with Odom winning by a decision, which was for the Celebrity Boxing World Heavyweight Championship
He will fight on: Odom announced he plans to keep fighting now that he’s a part owner in the Celebrity Boxing brand