Former pop star Aaron Carter and retired NBA star Lamar Odom are set to face off in a three-round Celebrity Boxing Match scheduled for June 12 at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City.
And on Saturday the fighters went face-to-face in a promotional press conference in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The animated event comes just three days after Carter posted three sonograms of his pregnancy with fiance Melanie Martin on social media.
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It’s On! Lamar Odom and Aaron Carter attended a press conference in Philadelphia on Saturday in promotion for their upcoming Celebrity Boxing Match scheduled for June 12 at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City
The former LA Laker, 41, looked fit and ready in a dark blue tracksuit and sneakers when he and his opponent dropped into the signature boxing pose with their fists in the air.
Celebrity Boxing Founder Damon Feldman stood in-between the two for a series of promo photos.
Carter, 33, went with a more trendy streetwise ensemble in distresses blue jeans, a black and white jacket over a gold, white and black-patterned shirt and sneakers.
On several occasions, Feldman had to play peacemaker when the two amateurs began to taunt one another.
Ring leader: Celebrity Boxing Founder Damon Feldman stood in-between the two men for a series of promo photos
On several occasions, Feldman had to play peacemakers when Odom and Carter began to taunt one another
Hype! There was light pushing and shoving during the event
In this corner: For the most part, the two fighters exchanged friendly banter and big smiles
In a move to muster up the energy level, Odom and Carter stared each other down when they stood forward for more photos.
At 6ft10in, Odom is nine inches taller, but eight years older, than the former child star, who has claimed to have been training hard in the gym with trainer Xavier ‘Bad Pads’ Biggs.
‘It’s gonna be a war, man,’ Feldman told TMZ in the lead up to Saturday’s presser.
Both men have reportedly been ‘busting their a**es in the gym’ over the past few months and ‘taking the fight very seriously.’
Odom signed on for the match on January 20, while Carter inked his contract on November 29 with the hope of facing off against pop superstar Justin Bieber.
The two combatants have both faced drug addictions in their pasts, which were treated at rehabs in 2011/2017 and 2015, respectively.
Sporty: The former LA Laker, 41, looked fit and ready in a dark blue tracksuit and sneakers
Trendy: Carter, 33, wore distressed blue jeans, a black and white jacket over a gold, white and black-patterned shirt and sneakers
Putting in the prep: Like his opponent, the retired NBA star has been training hard for the fight over the last few months
Tale of the tape: At age 33 and standing six-foot-one, Carter is eight years younger and nine inches shorter than Odom
Carter has been riding high since he and fiance Melanie Martin revealed they have a baby on the way on social media in early March.
Earlier this week, the Aaron’s Party (Come Get It) singer updated his Instagram fans and followers by sharing three sonogram photos.
‘We’re pregnant so blessed to have such an amazing woman Mommy and daddy to Be @missmelaniemartin @aaroncarter. ‘Let’s do this baby,’ he wrote in the caption of a short video he posted on April 7.
Support: Carter attended the promotional stop with his pregnant fiance Melanie Martin
Loved up: The would-be mother planted a kiss on her man’s cheek as cameras flashed away
Baby news: Carter announced he and Martin were expecting a baby in early March
In the video Carter could be heard talking from behind the camera: ‘Alright guys — here’s out little baby. She’s eight weeks and we have a very healthy baby.’
He added, ‘I’m very excited to share this with you guys. We love. Thank you for all the support. Here, her or she is.’
Their pending bundle of joy comes on the heels of Martin suffering a devastating miscarriage due to stress last June, which came just days before they announced their engagement.
Proud: Carter showed off three sonograms of the couple’s pending bundle of joy in a video he posted on Instagram on Wednesday
Excited: In the Instagram video, Carter could be heard talking from behind the camera: ‘Alright guys — here’s out little baby. She’s eight weeks and we have a very healthy baby’
Sadness to joy: Their pending bundle of joy comes on the heels of Martin suffering a devastating miscarriage due to stress last June