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Posted on: Friday, April 9, 2010

Celebrity boxing promoter accused of fight fix


Associated Press

HARRISBURG, Pa. A celebrity boxing promoter has been charged in Pennsylvania with fixing fights and not having a license when he staged a bout between "Partridge Family" television star Danny Bonaduce and a comedian from the Howard Stern show.

Delaware County resident Damon Feldman is accused of rigging many bouts during a 16-month period ending in December and staging six events without a promoter's license.

State Attorney General Tom Corbett says one event was a 2008 match between Bonaduce and Stern show comic the Reverend Bob Levy. The rigging charges don't necessarily involve that fight.

The promoter said Friday his bouts are purely entertainment and shouldn't be subject to state athletic commission restrictions. He acknowledges results of some bouts were predetermined but says they're akin to pro wrestling, not professional boxing.

He was arraigned Wednesday and released on $50,000 bail.