In round 6, Pukall exchanged with Bowe, but got caught with a right hand which hurt him and pushed him back onto the ropes. Bowe was constantly glancing over to Lennox Lewis, but did little to try for a knockout win. The final two rounds were sloppy and even slower.
Bowe 43-1 (33) received the unanimous eight round points decision win from the judges and polite applause from the crowd. The retired Lewis got up again and walked back out to the VIP boxes to await the Klitschko-Rahman main event.
No one should forget that light heavyweight world champion Bernard Hopkins
is a freak of nature fighting at 43 and that the large majority of boxers should not be fighting in their 40’s.
Riddick Bowe was finished as an elite fighter in 1996 in his disqualification rematch win over Andrew Golota. Nothing has changed and he should not be fighting in a professional boxing ring in 2008 or beyond.Date December 13
Location SAP-Arena, Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Riddick Bowe W.8 Gene Pukall
Cornelius Bundrage W.KO.5 Zaurbek BaysangurovIBF junior middleweight eliminator
Fatjon Murati W.4 Omar Jatta