Lamar Odom is set to fight Aaron Carter in a celebrity boxing match later this year.
Here are all the details...
Celebrity boxing matches have seen a huge growth in popularity in recent years.
In just the past few years we've seen fights from likes of:
KSI vs Logan Paul
As well as Mike Tyson vs Roy Jones Jr.
And there are many fights due to happen this year, including...
Logan Paul vs. Floyd Mayweather.
Tyson Fury vs Anthony Joshua...
And now, there has been yet another one announced...
That's right: Lamar Odom vs Aaron Carter.
Keep scrolling to get all the juicy details on when you can tune in...
Now, who is Lamar Odom?
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Odom was born in New York in 1979 and was brought up in a rough family situation. His father was a heroin addict and his mother died early on in his life due to colon cancer. That's pretty difficult for a twelve-year-old to handle.
He admitted in an interview with Sports Illustrated that the last words that his mom uttered to him were: "Be nice to everybody."
It didn't get any easier...
via: Getty ImagesWith minimal family support, he was left to fend for himself, but constantly seemed to find himself in trouble at school and that continued all the way through into his professional career.
He didn't make it easy for himself, either.
Odom did eventually become a professional athlete, but the path to his career was filled with problems.
The main one that seemed to continue throughout his entire life was cheating.
That isn't sportsman-like behavior.
Despite winning multiple awards for his talents, including the "NBA Sixth Man of the Year" award in 2011, his road to fame has been questionable.
During his college career, he was involved in multiple cheating scandals which brought his progression to a halt. While attending the University of Nevada, which he was ultimately kicked out of, it was discovered that he may have cheated in his ACT exams after he was awarded an unusually high score.
That summer, he also found himself under investigation for soliciting prostitution.
To say that his early years were a difficult time would be an understatement.
Eventually, after a few more hiccups, his career took off and he found himself thrust into the limelight.
via: Getty ImagesHe played for many basketball teams, including Miami Heat and the LA Lakers, cementing his career as a professional basketball player.
He went on to play on the United States national team, winning a bronze medal in the Olympics in 2004.
Going on to win a gold medal in the FIBA World Championship in 2014.
His professional life isn't the only thing that's been a whirlwind.
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His personal life has been too.
After divorcing his first wife, he married Khloe Kardashian in 2009, after only a month of dating.
The couple were constantly under the media's spotlight. Let's be honest, we all heard about the problems that they faced throughout their marriage.
So, in 2013 when they decided to call it quits and file for a divorce it came as no surprise.
But things didn't end there for the pair.
When Odom was hospitalized in 2015 after being discovered unconscious in a Nevada brothel, Khloe was by his side despite being estranged.
Suffering twelve strokes and 6 heart attacks that day, he's lucky to be alive.
In more recent years, the star appears to have cleaned up his life.
He planned a return to basketball in 2018, but unfortunately, his fitness ruined his chances.
He's also appeared on Dancing with the Stars in 2019.
And now, he's back again...
Having reportedly agreed to fight Arron Carter in a celebrity boxing match later this year.
And fans have had a lot to say about it...
As per TMZ Sports, forty-one-year-old, Odom will take on thirty-three-year-old Carter at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City.
Both men are reportedly taking the match very seriously with training already underway.
While you may think it's an unfair fight due to the height difference, Carter told TMZ Sport that he "grew up street fighting."
The man who has been behind many celebrity boxing matches, Damon Feldman, claimed that the fight had potential, adding, "It's gonna be a war, man. It's gonna be a knockout, no doubt."
The fight will reportedly take place on June 12 in a 3 round exhibition.
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