March 11th, 2013
08:41 AM ET
2 years ago

VIDEO: Congressman enters the boxing ring

(CNN) – During a fundraising event, Republican Rep. Peter King of New York took to the boxing ring to fight former kickboxing champ Josh Foley.

King, 68, has been training for several years and went head to head for two rounds with Foley, who's almost 40 years younger than him, in Long Island Saturday night.


Filed under: New York • Peter King
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  1. John

    He has nothing to lose with free health care.

    March 11, 2013 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  2. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    King, 68, has been training for several years and went head to head for two rounds with Foley, who's almost 40 years younger than him,
    -------------------------------------------------Is that right?!
    Coincidentally, I was in Richmond VA this weekend watching my 30 year-old son get kick-boxed into a loss, and my son is pretty good at it, if I say so myself.
    The point being that Foley took it easy on the old man! LOL!

    March 11, 2013 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I'd like to see Rep. King try that with Mike Tyson.

    March 11, 2013 09:18 am at 9:18 am |
  4. The Real Tom Paine

    Give the man credit, he was willing to do it. Not many men at 68 are willing to train, much less try to go after someone half his age. Its a great way to stay in shape, and he should talk about the benefits of working out as much as he talks about other issues.

    March 11, 2013 09:29 am at 9:29 am |
  5. muchthunder..little rain

    rep. king is the new george foreman...impressive...

    March 11, 2013 09:56 am at 9:56 am |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    maybe King will get some sense kicked into him

    March 11, 2013 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  7. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    @ The Real Tom Paine
    Absolutely! A for effort to the Rep. It is a grueling sport to tackle and stay in shape for at ANY age.
    A lot of cardio training required as well. You gotta have the wind to make it through three rounds of getting your face punched and your abs kicked and kneed.
    Ask my son....tee hee!!

    March 11, 2013 10:10 am at 10:10 am |