Riddick Bowe says he'll knock out Leafs' Carlyle

Riddick Bowe, L, says he'll knock out Leafs' Carlyle. (REUTERS)

Riddick Bowe, L, says he'll knock out Leafs' Carlyle. (REUTERS)

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A former heavyweight boxing champ says he’ll “knock out” Toronto Maple Leafs bench boss Randy Carlyle if his former hometown team loses in Philadelphia Friday night.

Riddick Bowe, who beat boxing legend Evander Holyfield twice in his decade-long fighting career, tweeted Thursday morning that he’s keeping an eye on the Buds amid a six-game losing streak.

“If the Maple Leafs lose tomorrow I’m going to knock out Randy Carlyle,” Bowe wrote on his official, and verified, Twitter account.

“One punch between the eyes.”

Born in Brooklyn, N.Y., the 46-year-old Bowe says he owned a Toronto home for 20 years, which is why he supports the Leafs.

“My heart still hurts of those b---- refs' no call on Gretzky’s high-stick in 1993,” Bowe added.

For his career, Bowe was 43-1-0, with one no contest. He retired from fighting after beating Gene Pukall in 2008.

Bowe was famously involved in the “Fan-Man” fight in 1993 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, where a parachutist dropped into the ring mid-bout.


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