The newest installment of Celebrity Boxing is set, but this time instead of real celebrities it’s an impersonator and a retired NBA player.
According to TMZ, Celebrity Boxing CEO Damon Feldman has announced a fight between Lamar Odom and Fake Drake set for October 15. The fight comes as a result of the famous internet impersonator challenging the real Drake to a fight.
Back in June, Izzy Drake, who became famous on social media for pretending to be the famous rapper, posted a video extending a fight invitation to the man himself. “It’s your boy Izzy Drake, OVO tings, you already know we outside. I just signed with Celebrity Boxing,” Fake Drake said in the video. “I’m calling Drake out for a friendly boxing match. If I win, you gotta sign me to OVO you gotta give me a million dollars. If you win, I’ll change my name. It’s an OVO ting, you already know.”
While the rapper obviously never responded to the post, Odom decided to take the matters into his own hands, sharing his own video online. “I hear this news that this fake lookalike wanna fight my man Drake,” Odom said in his promo announcing the fight. “But my man don’t really get his hands dirty, so I’m gonna step in the way and take that fight. Get the contract, lay you right down.”
This will be Odom’s third Celebrity Boxing match after knocking out Aaron Carter in the second round of a June 2021 fight. He also defeated Ojani Noa, who is only famous for being married to J-Lo for a year in the 90s, by decision in October. He is presumed to be the favorite considering he is both 6’10” and a former NBA champion (although, that was really just all Kobe).
The fight will be held in either Miami or Atlantic City.