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Published on: March 6, 2013 04:20 PM
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Washington - Rep. Peter King of New York is lacing up his boxing gloves for a fight that has nothing to do with budget cuts.

The 68-year-old Republican is known more for his bare-knuckle politics than his pugilistic skills. He said Wednesday he plans to step into the ring Saturday for a two-round exhibition bout against a New York state kickboxing champion, “Irish” Josh Foley, at a pub in Wantagh, N.Y.

“Some people have been comparing my bout with Foley to Tiger Woods playing golf with President Obama,” King said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “If Foley goes all out, it will be a very quick fight.”

The congressman said he weighs in at about 230 pounds and has been training for about nine years. The bout isn’t for charity, he said.

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“We’ll be sparring,” King said. “If anyone is going to get knocked out, it will be me. I can tell you that much.”

He also joked that while he plans to throw real punches, Foley will probably throw “sort-of-real punches.”

King said that back in 1991, he sparred with former pro Seamus McDonagh in an exhibition bout on the 20th anniversary of the first Joe Frazier-Muhammad Ali fight.

“I’ve been a big boxing fan for a long time,” he said.

While King expects about 1,000 people for his bout, his wife, Rosemary, won’t be in the crowd.

“It’s her birthday and she hates boxing,” he said. “She’s already told the police not to bother to come and get her if anything happens to me.”


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 Mar 06, 2013 at 09:45 PM PMOinFL Says:

I'm sure his PLO friends taught him all the dirtiest tricks to win. If he is anything like the Jew-killing monsters he funneled millions of his terrorist IRA money to, he'll probably have an underwear bomb on or something.

How any Jew supports this man, I don't understand.

For those who don't know, he is labeled a TERRORIST in and is not allowed to return to the UK. He ran the "financial arm" of the IRA, a terrorist organization that killed countless innocent people. Don't take my word for it. He TESTIFIED TO IT in court.

The worst part is that we know that he (through the IRA) funneled tens of millions of dollars to the PLO in exchange for training and explosives. They were the biggest supporter of Arafat. Where did that money go?.... to pay for the slaughter of countless innocent in Yidden.

Why do we talk about this man like he is human? He is filth who has so much innocent blood on his hands, it should make us all sick. In

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 04:37 AM Anonymous Says:

I think commentator one mixed up his comment into the wrong news story. He was probably referring to issue with Jewish mafia in belgium. Peter king is cut ally very pro Jewish and pro frum. He is not an opponent of our values as frum Jews.

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 06:08 AM Anonymous Says:

I'll take him on, if after defeating King I get a shot at Bloomberg. (Actually, I laud Congressman King for working out and staying in shape at age 68.)

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 04:05 AM Reb Yid Says:

Reply to #1  
PMOinFL Says:

I'm sure his PLO friends taught him all the dirtiest tricks to win. If he is anything like the Jew-killing monsters he funneled millions of his terrorist IRA money to, he'll probably have an underwear bomb on or something.

How any Jew supports this man, I don't understand.

For those who don't know, he is labeled a TERRORIST in and is not allowed to return to the UK. He ran the "financial arm" of the IRA, a terrorist organization that killed countless innocent people. Don't take my word for it. He TESTIFIED TO IT in court.

The worst part is that we know that he (through the IRA) funneled tens of millions of dollars to the PLO in exchange for training and explosives. They were the biggest supporter of Arafat. Where did that money go?.... to pay for the slaughter of countless innocent in Yidden.

Why do we talk about this man like he is human? He is filth who has so much innocent blood on his hands, it should make us all sick. In

Umm, King was in the UK a couple of years ago testifying in front of a Parliamentary committee on Muslim terrorism. Doesn't exactly sound like he's been "banned" from their country, does it?

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 10:30 AM Reb Yid Says:

Reply to #1  
PMOinFL Says:

I'm sure his PLO friends taught him all the dirtiest tricks to win. If he is anything like the Jew-killing monsters he funneled millions of his terrorist IRA money to, he'll probably have an underwear bomb on or something.

How any Jew supports this man, I don't understand.

For those who don't know, he is labeled a TERRORIST in and is not allowed to return to the UK. He ran the "financial arm" of the IRA, a terrorist organization that killed countless innocent people. Don't take my word for it. He TESTIFIED TO IT in court.

The worst part is that we know that he (through the IRA) funneled tens of millions of dollars to the PLO in exchange for training and explosives. They were the biggest supporter of Arafat. Where did that money go?.... to pay for the slaughter of countless innocent in Yidden.

Why do we talk about this man like he is human? He is filth who has so much innocent blood on his hands, it should make us all sick. In

Umm, King was in the UK a couple of years ago testifying in front of a Parliamentary committee on Muslim terrorism. Doesn't exactly sound like he's been "banned" from their country, does it?

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 03:26 PM DB_from_LI Says:

Reply to #1  
PMOinFL Says:

I'm sure his PLO friends taught him all the dirtiest tricks to win. If he is anything like the Jew-killing monsters he funneled millions of his terrorist IRA money to, he'll probably have an underwear bomb on or something.

How any Jew supports this man, I don't understand.

For those who don't know, he is labeled a TERRORIST in and is not allowed to return to the UK. He ran the "financial arm" of the IRA, a terrorist organization that killed countless innocent people. Don't take my word for it. He TESTIFIED TO IT in court.

The worst part is that we know that he (through the IRA) funneled tens of millions of dollars to the PLO in exchange for training and explosives. They were the biggest supporter of Arafat. Where did that money go?.... to pay for the slaughter of countless innocent in Yidden.

Why do we talk about this man like he is human? He is filth who has so much innocent blood on his hands, it should make us all sick. In

Dunno what you're reading down in FL, but Rep. Peter King is NOT the man you're writing about. As a Long Island resident, I have had the privilege of following his career in politics and he is a staunch & VERY vocal supporter of Israel. He denounces terrorism all day long & the respect (close personal friendship) he has for our local Rabbanim is to be admired. He can also laugh at himself & this boxing match is just that. It's something that he enjoys & like he's said often he's almost used to taking a beating (in the media that is....)

Good Luck Rep. King!

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 09:59 PM PMOinFL Says:

Reply to #6  
DB_from_LI Says:

Dunno what you're reading down in FL, but Rep. Peter King is NOT the man you're writing about. As a Long Island resident, I have had the privilege of following his career in politics and he is a staunch & VERY vocal supporter of Israel. He denounces terrorism all day long & the respect (close personal friendship) he has for our local Rabbanim is to be admired. He can also laugh at himself & this boxing match is just that. It's something that he enjoys & like he's said often he's almost used to taking a beating (in the media that is....)

Good Luck Rep. King!

Really you know him? So why don't you take a look at his past with the IRA. Do you even know what they did? They ARE terrorists. He was their money manager. You can pull your head out of the sand and read the transcripts of his own testimony! Go buy yourself a clue! Just because he is against Anti-American terrorists doesn't change the FACTS surrounding his early career and his own terrorist past, including the funneling of money to the PLO which he TESTIFIED TO!

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 10:05 PM PMOinFL Says:

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Reb Yid Says:

Umm, King was in the UK a couple of years ago testifying in front of a Parliamentary committee on Muslim terrorism. Doesn't exactly sound like he's been "banned" from their country, does it?

The ban against him was in Ireland, not the UK and it has since expired. Forgive me. I got that wrong.

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 Mar 07, 2013 at 10:08 PM PMOinFL Says:

Reply to #2  
Anonymous Says:

I think commentator one mixed up his comment into the wrong news story. He was probably referring to issue with Jewish mafia in belgium. Peter king is cut ally very pro Jewish and pro frum. He is not an opponent of our values as frum Jews.

How funny how stupid people will believe anything these lying politicians tell them. He TESTIFIED in the UK to avoid prosecution. Just because he SAYS he likes Jews today does not change the fact that he spent over a decade publicly supporting the IRA, including raising money for them and managing their finances. He TESTIFIED to funneling money to the PLO for arms and training. But heck... he seems like such a nice boy... so he must be! LOL

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