• Lamar Odom cannot take his rapper opponent for granted when they face off in June
  • Aaron Carter knows a thing or two about street fighting
  • Odom's height advantage may not play a factor against Carter

In January, it was reported that former NBA player Lamar Odom agreed to participate in a celebrity boxing match.

It could be therapy for the former Los Angeles Lakers forward although it still depended on who he would face. The identity of that person has now been revealed.

According to TMZ, Odom will face American rapper Aaron Carter in a celebrity boxing match set for June 12.

The Odom vs. Carter clash will happen at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City in a three-round exhibition, per Celebrity Boxing top brass Damon Feldman.

Looking at the tale of the tape, Odom and Carter have their advantages in this match.

Odom holds the height advantage at 6-foot-10 compared to the rapper who is only 6-foot-1.

But as far as age, Carter is younger at 33. Meanwhile, Odom is 41.

Height is an advantage, but there have been fighters in the past who were able to figure that out. Carter’s age is also a factor, especially if one considers the fact that Odom had that life-threatening moment in 2015 tied to an overdose at a Nevada brothel.

The former Laker almost died, and his recovery is one of the miracle stories to this day.

But looking beyond the age and the size difference, Carter may have a bit of an advantage in terms of experience.

It turns out that the rapper grew up street fighting, something that could tilt the tide in his favor.

Hence, Feldman has reason to be excited about the Odom vs. Carter match. He is expecting a war between the two celebrities.

With that in mind, the case of another former NBA player Nate Robinson comes to mind. Most know how the 36-year-old got knocked out by YouTuber Jake Paul in the second round.

Worth noting is that the 23-year-old had boxing experience, while Robinson had none.

Aaron Carter
Aaron Carter attends 102.7 KIIS FM's 2017 Wango Tango at StubHub Center in Carson, California, May 13, 2017. Getty Images/ Frazer Harrison