[UPDATED with Victory, Battle Scars, New Foes:] Octomom Nadya Suleman Steps into the Ring Again

Categories: Octomerde, Sports
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UPDATE, AUG. 23, 9:38 A.M.: Man, Octomom's boxing world is just as confusing as her parenting world (or lack thereof). Last we'd heard, unmarried and unemployed La Habra mother of 14 Nadya Suleman's next Celebrity Boxing match was against three chicks in Springfield, Mass., on Sept. 16.

But she just won a bout over the weekend in Florida, against a strip club bartender, and promoter Damon Feldman said afterward Nads next steps into the ring Sept. 24 in Los Angeles, perhaps vs. former WWE star Chyna.

Perhaps ticket sales in the Bay State were lagging. Despite Octomom's tall tale disease apparently infecting Feldman, who claimed hundreds turned out for Saturday night's fight at the Ocean Manor Resort in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Herald's count put the crowd at "three dozen."

And those three dozen were not exactly happy campers: Most reportedly gave Suleman the solo finger salute as she dashed from the room after her three-round, split decision win over Playhouse Gentlemen's Club bartender Cassandra "Patience" Anderson.

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No, if Octomom is going to spend any time with you at all, you've got to have a notepad, microphone or press camera in hand, as witnessed by her pre-fight poses showing off what the Daily Mail described as "gruesome body scars" from multiple births. (Click on the link to see them as I can't afford to post the shots here.)

Meanwhile, with or without a bout near Beantown or face-off against Chyna in LA, Suleman is also squaring off against neighbors and city officials back home in Guadalahabra. One of her official publicity arms, TMZ (the other being RadarOnline) reports that the city fined her $100 for having an above-ground Doughboy pool in her backyard without the required municipal permit.

However, the fine ballooned up to $600 because Octomom refused to abide by a city-imposed deadline to either get a permit or remove the pool, claiming vindictive neighbors are to blame for the code enforcement.

TMZ ends its item with a pertinent question: "What's Octo doing with a pool in her backyard when she has 14 kids she can barely control?"

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UPDATE, AUG. 15, 9:10 A.M.: Alas, Octomom will not be stepping into the ring to square off against Casey Anthony.

Well, at least not Sept. 16 in Springfield, Mass.

Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman on Friday announced three opponents will face La Habra's unemployed single mother of 14 Nadya Suleman for one round each.

All are from the Springfield area, they are bartender Patty Poteat of Westfield, website owner Jenna Wikler of Northampton and local hair stylist Deana Supernor, reports that town's newspaper, The Republican.

Feldman says he received emails from 1,400 prospective boxers, one-tenth of those being from the Springfield area.

Since Suleman was engaged in pre-fight banter with Anthony, we suggested they face one another. However, a judge has ordered Anthony, last seen window shopping in Ohio, back to Florida to serve out her probation.

The three-round event had originally been scheduled for Aug. 27 at the Mardi Gras in downtown Springfield, which is about 90 miles west of Boston. Tickets to the Sept. 16 bout are $20, and a portion of proceeds helps the town's tornado relief effort, according to Feldman.

Now Springfield must prepare for Hurricane Nads, as the promoter claims she has been training heavily for the match.



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UPDATE, AUG. 2, 9:21 A.M.: Anyone else want to punch Octomom?

Promoter Damon Feldman--whose "Celebrity Boxing" roster has included such D-listers as Tonya Harding, Jose Canseco, Joey Buttafuco, John Wayne Bobbitt and, yes, La Habra's single mother of 14 Nadya Suleman, announced Monday he's looking for a second woman to step into the ring against her.

There's a catch . . .

You have to travel to Massachusetts for the Aug. 27 Sept. 16 bout. The exact location is Springfield, which is about 90 miles west of Boston.

Springfield's newspaper The Republican reports the fight will consist of three, one-minute rounds. Combatants will wear oversized gloves and protective head gear. No experience is required to step into the ring against Suleman, said Feldman, who hopes to land "a radio personality or someone well-known in the community who has a following."

He's also keen on giving some proceeds to a local charity. "We heard about the tornado that struck Springfield, and we are interested in contributing to local efforts there," Feldman reportedly said.

The promoter has already dealth with Hurricane Nadya, having helmed her June 29 bout in New Jersey against a radio personality. More memorable at that event was a fellow who yelled at Nads and tried to get to her before being escorted out.

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Ready to spar

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