June 27, 2022

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Dave Portnoy reveals he nearly fought Michael Rapaport in boxing match

Barstool Sports activities Dave Portnoy revealed that he reached out to ex-employee and fellow comic Michael Rapaport for a boxing match, but it surely didn’t work out.

The meat between Dave Portnoy and Michael Rapaport is the stuff of legends at this level — but it surely’s making its manner again into the information after Portnoy’s newest tell-all.

Influencer boxing has develop into the newest craze to take over the web. Beginning with KSI vs Logan Paul in 2018, it’s since ballooned into an enormous development that noticed over $1 million raised for charity within the newest influencer boxing occasion, Creator Conflict.

Portnoy appeared in a June 21 episode of Andrew Schulz’s ‘Flagrant’ podcast to shoot the breeze and focus on his present ventures when the subject of a potential boxing match got here up.

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Creator Conflict was an enormous boxing occasion that pitted a slew of influencers towards one another within the ring for charity. The occasion ended up elevating round $1 million for a number of charitable organizations.

When requested if there was anybody Portnoy would contact gloves with within the ring, he was hesitant at first, joking that he was too rooster to really undergo with it.

Nevertheless, he shortly revealed that he’d really challenged former Barstool worker and fellow comic Michael Rapaport to a boxing match — together with a struggle contract for $200,000.

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Portnoy is one-part Barstool prez, one-part podcast host, and one-part pizza reviewer.

“Nicely, I challenged Rapaport,” he answered.

“And he stated no?” Schulz requested.

“He had a contract,” Portnoy continued. “A $200,000 contract. Yeah, he had it. I actually despatched it to him.”

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“What was the problem — the breakout?”

Portnoy didn’t precisely say what induced the proposed struggle to fail, however he did admit that it could have been a televised ‘Tough ‘N Rowdy’ brawl earlier than admitting that his shoulders are a bit too broken to really bear a boxing match.

(Matter begins at 1:36:20)

It’s no secret that Portnoy and Rapaport aren’t precisely pleasant with one another. Their beef started again in 2017, when Rapaport was first employed on to Barstool.

Nevertheless, Rapaport claimed the corporate determined towards renewing his contract mere months into their deal — a deal that reportedly earned him $200,000 for video “rants.”

Rapaport ended up suing Barstool for defamation, which was in the end dropped, though he additionally filed a breach-of-contract go well with towards the corporate.

It doesn’t appear to be this boxing match will ever pan out however followers can nonetheless look ahead to Jake Paul and KSI each returning to the ring this summer season.