Kenny Rock, the younger brother of comedian Chris Rock, has signed on to become a celebrity boxer, saying he is willing to go in the ring with Will Smith.
Kenny Rock just signed a deal with Damon Feldman and his Celebrity Boxing brand. Kenny Rock is scheduled to fight on June 11, 2022, at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida. An opponent has not been announced.
When asked who Kenny Rock would get in the boxing ring with, he answered saying “anyone who wants it”. When questioned if his brother should fight Smith, Kenny offered another suggestion.
“I should get in the ring with Will Smith,” Kenny said. Adding that he would “let the hands do the talking”.
People are still talking about Smith slapping Chris Rock after several weeks ago on stage at the Oscars on live television. Kenny and his brother, Tony Rock, have spoken about the incident, although Chris hasn’t exactly said his piece.
Kenny previously stated that he would be satisfied if the Academy took away the Oscar Smith won. Not only that, he noted that Smith should not be allowed to attend any future Oscars presentations as a punishment.
Speaking about the Instagram apology Will Smith rendered Chris, Kenny, just like his older brother, Tony, does not feel the apology Smith offered was genuine. According to Kenny, he feels if Will was really sorry, he would have apologized to Chris Rock during his Oscar acceptance speech, where he apologized to everyone but the legendary comedian.
“I might have looked at it differently had he initially apologized, when he got on the stage and cried and accepted the award. But he didn’t, so, right there that tells me that it is something else,” Kenny Rock said.
“He should have been escorted out of there. I hold them accountable for that,” he said. Kenny noted that “He could have gone up there and done anything you wanted to my brother. It could have been much worse than what he did”.
Will Smith at a Luxury Rehab
Meanwhile, Will Smith has reportedly been checked into a luxury rehab facility following his infamous Oscars incident. Hollywood insiders reportedly told local media that the actor has been admitted to a “high-end retreat” as “the impact of the backlash has hit him hard”.
The source said: “He will be getting help on dealing with stress… this is unquestionably the battle of his career. It will be a high-end retreat used by the rich and famous and he will be doing a lot of soul searching and working out how he can move forward.”
According to the source, “Will hopes the conversation will move on so he can come back and salvage his reputation and career,” the insider added.
However, neither Will Smith nor his team reps have addressed the claims.