Rodney King To Fight Former Police Officer In "Celebrity Boxing Match" (VIDEO)

11/10/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

This is one of the stranger interviews we've seen in awhile: a Fox affiliate interviewing Rodney King, of Los Angeles riots fame, and former police officer Simon Aouad on the celebrity boxing match they are holding tomorrow. In a spectacularly unsubtle opening, King is introduced, in echoing fight-announcer style, as "no stranger to a nightstick. His opponent, Simon Aouad, is wearing a chain with a big lock around his neck, but it's unclear if there is some larger meaning behind that.

For what it's worth, the anchor doing the interview doesn't bat an eye at discussing the upcoming boxing match between Rodney King and a former police officer.

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