Octomom Beats Strip Club Bartender in Celebrity Boxing Match

"She's pretty ripped," says Celebrity Boxing Federation CEO of tabloid fave Nadya Suleman, who won a split decision in three rounds

By Janie Campbell
|  Sunday, Aug 21, 2011  |  Updated 12:31 PM EDT
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Octomom Nadya Suleman poses before her match in Fort Lauderdale.

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Just when you thought Florida couldn't get any more -- well, "shameless" will do -- tabloid favorite 'Octomom' beat a local strip club bartender in a celebrity boxing match Saturday night in Fort Lauderdale.

Nadya Suleman, a single mother of 14 who became an international talking point after using in vitro fertilization to birth octuplets, won a split decision in three one-minute rounds.

Her win came despite running from the ring -- and the room -- with raised middle fingers before the match was actually over.

The contest was promoted by the Celebrity Boxing Federation, which organizes novelty bouts between B-listers. CEO Damon Feldman kicked off his company in 2008 when former Partridge Family member Danny Bonaduce agreed via MySpace message to step into a ring.

"It's entertainment," Feldman said. "We're not really looking for knockouts, we're looking for a battle."

Though Feldman said several hundreds attended the fight at the Ocean Manor Resort in Fort Lauderdale, the Miami Herald's count hovered at "three dozen."

Octomom and her opponent, Playhouse Gentlemen's Club bartender Cassandra 'Patience' Anderson, wore cartoonish, oversized gloves for their match.

Feldman says he encourages his celebrity fighters to train a little, but the Octomom, whom he calls "a very interesting person," lives battle-ready.

"She stays in shape. In fact, she's pretty ripped," Feldman said. "She does like eight miles a week on the stairmaster." 

Florida isn't the only place lucky enough to host has-beens and graspers squaring off for a fight. Feldman said Octomom's next fight -- her third of four currently scheduled -- will be September 24 in Los Angeles, with potential opponent and former WWE star Chyna in negotiations.

"I guess [celebrity boxing] is like her job now," he said. 

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