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Rodney King Slugs it Out With Cop

'I know some people will see the irony,' says police brutality victim after boxing bout
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Sep 13, 2009 8:09 AM CDT

(Newser) – Famous police beating victim Rodney King got a chance to pummel a cop—and came out a winner, reports the New York Post. King, 44, won a three-round celebrity boxing match against retired Philly cop Simon Adouad on Pay-Per-View this weekend. He next faces former Oakland A's player Jose Conseco. King, who's become a reality TV star doing rehab with Dr. Drew, was beaten senseless 17 years ago by videotaped Los Angeles cops after he was pulled over for a traffic violation.

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"I know some people will see the irony here," said King, who won a $3.8 million lawsuit after the beating.
(Read more Rodney King stories.)

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