Boxing: Riddick Bowe announces his retirement

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The Independent Online
Riddick Bowe announced his retirement from boxing yesterday, ending his career as a twice world heavyweight champion. Bowe, who will now work for the cable television channel Home Box Office, took beatings in his last two fights against Andrew Golota although he won both on disqualifications to end with a record of 40 wins, one loss, with 32 knock-outs.

Lennox Lewis's World Boxing Council heavyweight championship defence against his fellow Briton Henry Akinwande has been confirmed for Atlantic City on 12 July. The fight will be shown in Britain at midnight on Sky TV.