Boxer Challenges Brown to 'Real' Fight

Facebook group invites public to be 'next in line'
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 19, 2009 9:05 AM CST
In a Dec. 12, 2008 file photo singers Rihanna and Chris Brown perform at Madison Square Garden in New York.    (AP Photo/Evan Agostini/file)
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(Newser) – At least 1,223 people want to see Chris Brown get in another fight, and a Los Angeles martial arts expert is one of them, Fox News reports. Anthony Geisler, president of LA Boxing, started a Facebook group called "I want to fight Chris Brown" that invites the singer to step into the ring and "see what it’s like to face a real opponent"—namely, Geisler. So far, 1,222 others have joined.

Meanwhile, Rihanna is enjoying a vengeance of sorts: Sales of her 2007 album saw a 33% boost while Brown’s sales continue to be sluggish, E! reports. Rihanna is no longer in Barbados, where she had retreated after the Feb. 8 incident, according to a source—but wherever she is now, she’s continuing to lay low, and has no scheduled public appearances.