Rodney King Ready To Put His Gloves On, Fights Sept. 12th


(Boothwyn, PA) – 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.

“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 [email protected]

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

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

Latest MMA News


Fedor Emelianenko Does his Talking Where it Matters: ‘In The Cage’

Former heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko is old-school. Emelianenko returns to action next month when he faces Matt Mitrione at Bellator: NYC from Madison Square Garden....

Travis Browne Returns, Faces Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 213

Fresh off his engagement to Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne will step back inside the Octagon this July to face Aleksei Oleinik at UFC 213. Browne...
Vitor Belfort

Vitor Belfort’s Manager Wants to See Him Fight Chael Sonnen & Wanderlei Silva

Vitor Belfort may not be getting a "Legends League," but some of his ideal match-ups may be on the horizon. On June 3, Belfort will...

UFC 214: Renan Barao Meets Aljamain Sterling, Ricardo Lamas Faces Chan Sung Jung

Two more bouts have been added to the July UFC 214 card, with both a former champion and a pair of ex-title contenders set...
Linton Vassell

Linton Vassell on Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader: ‘I Can’t Pick a Winner’

Linton Vassell simply can't make a prediction for Bellator 180's light heavyweight title bout. On June 24, Phil Davis will defend his 205-pound championship against...
Paul Daley

Paul Daley to Michael Page: ‘Don’t Mention my Mom on an International Media Podcast’

Paul Daley doesn't mind getting personal with Michael Page if it boils down to it. "Semtex" is coming off a second-round submission loss to Rory...
Tony Ferguson

Tony Ferguson Blasts Nate Diaz: ‘You’re a B*tch, Money Made You Soft’

Tony Ferguson is going off on Nate Diaz and he isn't mincing words. "El Cucuy" is in an interesting situation. He was supposed to do...
Amanda Nunes Valentina Shevchenko

Valentina Shevchenko on Amanda Nunes’ Antics: ‘I Don’t Need These Silly Things to be...

Valentina Shevchenko says she isn't bothered by Amanda Nunes' actions during the "Summer Kickoff" press conference. At the conference, Shevchenko and Nunes were present to...
Oluwale Bamgbose

Oluwale Bamgbose: ‘I Believe More African Fighters Will be in The UFC’

Oluwale Bamgbose is confident that a bevy of African fighters will make their way to the big show. Bamgbose is a middleweight competing under the...
Derrick Lewis

Derrick Lewis on Francis Ngannou: ‘That Guy is Real Ignorant’

Derrick Lewis isn't fond of Francis Ngannou's assessment of his skills. Back in March, Ngannou said he wasn't impressed by Lewis. "The Predator" said fighting...