Joe Giudice signs celebrity boxing deal05/18/2020
Joe Giudice is fighting more than just the legal system.
The estranged husband of Teresa Giudice has signed a deal with celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman, Page Six confirmed on Monday. The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” hubby’s first fight is set to place on October 24 in the Bahamas.
Feldman is known for setting up “Bagel Boss Guy” Chris Morgan’s match against Dustin Diamond last September. The match never took place as Morgan allegedly bailed, prompting Feldman to sue Morgan.
“Joe Giudice and Damon Feldman are a match made in celebrity boxing heaven,” James J. Leonard, the Giudice family attorney, told us. “Joe is the Mike Tyson of celebrity fighters and Damon is the Don King of celebrity promoters. It’s going to be a very entertaining event.”
Leonard said that Joe, 47, is “training and taking this very seriously,” and added that, “I think a lot of familiar faces from New Jersey will find their way to the Bahamas in October to support Joe.”
An opponent has not yet been named, but the match is set to be a series of three 90-second rounds.
TMZ was first to report Joe’s new venture.
Joe’s new gig shouldn’t be a shock to fans, as Page Six exclusively reported in September that he planned to become an MMA fighter once he was released from prison.
“According to him, he’s been doing a lot of the exercises and a lot of the routines that he learned when he got his black belt,” an insider told us at the time. “He’s been eating right, exercising, staying in shape, getting his body right and he feels like, as far as his condition, he feels stronger than he did when he was in his 20s.
“This is one of the things that he is adamant about and he has been speaking about it for quite some time. He didn’t just cook this up last night. It’s one of the reasons why he’s worked so hard to stay in shape and get in shape and whatnot.”
He served a 41-month prison sentence on fraud charges and was expected to be deported back to Italy at the end of his time. He is currently living in his native Sala Consilina as he appeals the court’s decision to kick him out of the country.
His most recent appeal was denied in April, but he is in the process of discussing his other options with his attorneys.
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