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Chris Rock’s brother Kenny challenges Will Smith to boxing match after actor’s Oscar’s slap

CHRIS ROCK’S younger brother wants to box Will Smith in the wake of this year’s infamous slap at the Oscars.

Kenny Rock, 42, has just signed up with Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman for a fight in Florida in June and is looking for an opponent.

Kenny Rock has signed up to take part in a celebrity boxing match this year
And he wants to take on Will Smith who infamously slapped brother Chris at the Oscars this year

Hollywood legend Smith slapped Chris Rock while he was on stage hosting the Oscars last month.

The actor, 53, reacted angrily after Rock, 57, made a joke about his wife Jada Pinkett Smith, 50.

Smith was subsequently banned from the Oscars gala and other Academy events for a decade after drawing widespread criticism.

Now Kenny has added his views to the high-profile incident.

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When asked by celebrity news outlet TMZ if Chris and Will should box each other, Kenny replied: “No, they shouldn’t – but I should get in the ring with Will Smith.”

Kenny is also an actor and known for his role as Nick Bromnell in the 2018 sci-fi film Vesuvius.

When asked if Oscars chiefs had dealt with Smith fairly, he added: “We have to see if he’s actually going to get the ten-year ban.

“They might say a ten-year ban and after three years they’ll think we may have forgot about it and they’ll slide him in there after two years, three years, five years.”


Actor Will Smith played legendary boxing Muhammad Ali in the 2001 film Ali

Smith apologised to Rock on Instagram and said he had reacted “emotionally” to the joke about his wife’s shaved head, which is a result of the hair-loss condition, alopecia.

The celebrity, who shot to fame in the 1980s in sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has starred in many high-profile films including Ali, a 2001 biographical movie about boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

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