Former Los Angeles Lakers star Lamar Odom beat Jennifer Lopez’s ex-husband Ojani Noa in another bizarre celebrity boxing match.
Lamar Odom has extended his undefeated exhibition boxing record to 2-0 after thumping Ojani Noa on Saturday to become the Celebrity Boxing World Heavyweight Champion in Miami, Florida, per Bleacher Report.
The three-round exhibition match aired on Fite TV was one-sided due to obvious reasons – Odom’s height and reach advantage.
At 6-foot-10, the former Lakers forward landed a flurry of jabs and power punches that got Noa wobbling in the third and final round.
In the end, Odom was declared winner via decision.
Odom was originally slated for a boxing match against 54-year-old former heavyweight boxing champion Riddick Bowe. However, following the devastating TKO loss of Evander Holyfield to former UFC star Vitor Belfort last month, Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman was prompted to pull Bowe out of the main event bout, and Noa steppend in as a replacement, according to TMZ Sports.
Unlike Odom, Noa, who was married to Jennifer Lopez from 1997 to 1998, is new to the sporting world and has zero experience in boxing.
Odom, on the other hand, was coming off another one-sided KO win over former pop artist Aaron Carter in June.
Leading into the Noa fight, Odom revealed that he will continue taking part in boxing events as part of his job as “part owner” of the Celebrity Boxing organization.
“I’m a part owner in Celebrity Boxing, so I gotta keep fighting to build the brand, I don’t see no problem with that, being a businessman,” Odom said via TMZ Sports.