68-Year-Old Rep. Peter King Survives Two-Round Bout with 31-Year-Old Former Kickboxing Champ

68-Year-Old Rep. Peter King Survives Two-Round Bout with 31-Year-Old Former Kickboxing Champ

(AP) NY congressman King boxes against former champ
WANTAGH, N.Y.

Rep. Peter King (R-NY) has survived a two-round bout in the ring with former kickboxing champion “Irish” Josh Foley.

Newsday reports that the Long Island Republican squared off Saturday with Foley before a crowd of 400 in a Wantagh (WAHN’-tah) pub. No winner was declared.

King is an avid boxing fan. He agreed to the fight to raise money for the business of his friend and trainer.

The newspaper said the 68-year-old congressman held his own against his 31-year-old opponent. Foley is several inches shorter and about 50 pounds lighter than the 230-pound King.

The congressman’s fight had been criticized as an ethics violation by a watchdog group that says ethics rules prevent representatives from appearing to favor one business.

King defended the fundraiser as appropriate.

Photo courtesy Rep. Peter King (R-NY) Facebook.

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