Lion Heart Boxing Productions says it has inked former two-time world heavyweight champion Riddick Bowe to a four-fight promotional deal to start with Bowe’s first fight in what has become a year long layoff. Bowe is scheduled to come back on July 29, 2006 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The first time Lion Heart and Bowe tried working together ended in controversy as Bowe chose to fight for another promoter on national TV after Lion Heart announced its show. Lion Heart’s Edward Mendy says, "the hardest lesson that was hardest for me to learn as a boxing promoter is that there are no permanent friends and no permanent enemies in boxing. Once I learned that lesson, it became a lot easier for me to deal with fighters and the boxing issues. Lion Heart’s differences with Bowe are now happily and fully resolved... One just has to let bygones be bygones." Mendy continued, "Given the current state of the heavyweight division, Bowe has the potential and great odds to recapture his crown. No one can question Bowe’s natural ability and size. The only question is whether he will put his heart in it. Personally, I think that Bowe will regain top form after a few tune-up fights, and will be ready to unify the division once and for all. We are honored that Bowe has chosen Lion Heart Boxing Productions to help him achieve his dream and we plan to do our best for him. Promoting Bowe is the opportunity of a lifetime." No opponent or venue has been chosen for Bowe’s return, but the plan is he will set up training camp in Salt Lake City four weeks before the bout. Remember where you heard it first!