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Rodney King Takes on former Cop!

(Boothwyn, PA) – Rodney King, the man known throughout the world for pleading with a nation, “Can’t we all get along?” is ready to lace up his boxing gloves and take on the challenge of fighting a former member of the Pennsylvania Police Department. King was the victim of police brutality, committed by Los Angeles police officers, and the L.A. Riots which followed brought him national attention. Last seen on VH1’s “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” and “Sober Living”, Rodney has been busy dedicating his life to sobriety and becoming a better father to his kids. Since signing up with the Celebrity Boxing Federation last month, King has been eager to step into the ring to face a determined opponent..

King will fight former Pennsylvania PD officer, Simon Aouad to headline Celebrity Boxing 11 on Saturday, Sept. 12 in Boothwyn.

“I know some people will see the irony here,” said Rodney King about boxing a police officer. “But I would have fought anyone who was worthy.”

Standing at 6-foot-4 and weighing 250 pounds, King sounds supremely confident about his first foray into the “squared circle.”

“I take this very seriously,” King stated. “Never felt better—physically and in the mind.”

To demonstrate his seriousness, King is training in San Bernardino, Calif. with Icon fighters at American University.

King, who’s always possessed athletic ability, will take on Aouad at the Maple Zone Sports & Fitness Center in Boothwyn. The doors open at 7:30 p.m.

King has decided to present the Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a portion of his celebrity boxing pay-per-view proceeds in order to support, inspire and help young people realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. For more information about BGCA, visit www.bgca.org

For ticket information, contact Center Stage Tickets at 800-677-8499, or Maple Zone Sports & Fitness Center at 610-358-5500.


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CELEBRITY BOXING 11:
Payback
Saturday, Sept. 12, 2009
Presented by:
Celebrity Boxing Federation
Bell time: 8:00 pm
Maple Zone Sports & Fitness Center
1451 Conchester Highway, Boothwyn, PA.
More info call 813-960-8412

MAIN EVENT
Rodney King vs. former Pennsylvania police officer Simon Aouad

PLUS IN ACTION:
Former Bodyguard to Michael Jackson and Donald Trump, Scott Cummings
AND
Stage and screen actor Tom Walton

For ticket information, contact Center Stage Tickets at 800-677-8499, or Maple Zone Sports & Fitness Center at 610-358-5500.


Rodney King: Ready to put His Gloves On

Rodney King is known throughout the world as the man who pleaded with the nation, “Can’t we all get along?” Recently his sobriety was put to the test on “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” on VH1, where the gentle giant owned up to his addiction and sought extensive treatment in order to save his life and become a better father for his children. Now, he is ready for a new challenge; he’s stepping into the boxing ring in order to face some challenging opponents.

Rodney King(“It’s time now. And, I’m ready!” King exclaimed. “I’m ready to put my gloves on and face my challengers in the boxing ring.” King has always been an athlete and looks forward to his foray into celebrity boxing.

Upon being approached to fight with the Celebrity Boxing Federation (CBF), King issued a challenge to all comers and will be the headliner on the card of the upcoming Celebrity Boxing 11, presented by the CBF.

The event will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 8:00 p.m. at the Maple Zone Sports & Fitness Center in Boothwyn, PA.

“It doesn’t even bother me, not knowing who I’ll fight yet, because the result is a done deal,” Kings says with supreme confidence. “I’m winning. Period.”

King, who stands 6-foot-4 and weighs 250 pounds, will take on a to-be-determined celebrity challenger—as long as he weighs at least 200 pounds.

Those who deem themselves worthy of stepping into the ring against King are being asked to send an e-mail to celebrityboxing@gmail.com.

Rodney King knows a little about street fighting, having grown up and spending portions of his life in tough, urban areas around California. That kind of personal experience gives him the ability to face his opponent head on as he enters the world of celebrity boxing.

“I’ve seen it all, man,” King says. “Going into that ring doesn’t scare me a bit.”

King has decided to present Boys & Girls Clubs of America with a portion of his celebrity boxing pay-per-view proceeds in order to support, inspire and help young people realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. For more information about BGCA, visit www.bgca.org.

For ticket information, contact Center Stage Tickets at 800-677-8499, or Maple Zone Sports & Fitness Center at 610-358-5500.

Article posted on 04.08.2009



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