As we draw closer and closer to the celebrity boxing match between former Teen Mom OG star Farrah Abraham and Flavor of Love Season 1 victor Nicole “Hoopz” Alexander, the hype train continues to build up steam — including recent announcements by promoter Damon Feldman that he has signed a deal with cable TV giant Viacom (MTV, VH-1, etc.) and that Teen Mom 2 dad Javi Marroquin will be one of the TV commentators!
“Made an incredible deal today with Viacom,” Damon teased on Instagram on Sunday. Then, on Tuesday, he made the reveal about Javi. “Teen Mom 2‘s @javim9 will be one of the TV commentators for Celebrity Boxing Showdown,” he wrote in a caption to a photo of Javi, adding that Javi will be joined by Ron Starr and former Mob Wives star Marissa Jade.
Javi hasn’t posted anything about the commentator gig on his social media accounts, but he did comment on Damon’s post with a simple “Yessssir ?”
UPDATE – Javi later did confirm the gig by sharing a promo poster for the bout on Instagram and writing: “It’s official! I will be one of the PPV commentators for this highly anticipated fight! @celebrityboxing1 Leave your predictions of who you think is going to win in the comments!…Definitely a match you don’t want to miss! ?”
So how can you watch the Farrah Abraham vs. Hoopz celebrity boxing match from the comfort of your own home? I did a little digging and I found a link where the match is available via FITE.TV pay-per-view for $19.99.
According to their “About” page, “FITE is the premiere digital network for Combat Sports providing hours of live, PPV and on-demand programming to combat sports fans all around the world.” I could find no link between FITE and Viacom, however, so there may be another option for viewing the match on TV announced soon — perhaps even a non-pay-per-view airing on one of the conglomerate’s many networks.
Meanwhile, Farrah and Nicole continue to promote their upcoming boxing match with a press conference at B Square Burgers and Booze in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, October 25.
Nicole shared a video on her Instagram discussing how she first met Damon when he tried to pitch a previous celebrity boxing match between Hoopz and “Octomom” Nadya Suleman. Hoopz remembers expressing her concerns to Damon: “She has her eight kids, what if they’re in the stands? I’m gonna feel bad hittin’ her!…I kept tellin’ him: ‘It doesn’t feel right. It doesn’t feel right.'”
Hoopz wound up not fighting Octomom, but Damon contacted her much later with the pitch about fighting Farrah. Nicole’s reaction to that was a little bit different as all she could do in the clip when remembering Damon telling her about Farrah is laugh hysterically:
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Excited to see my #Florida folks for the #PressConfrence on Thursday Oct 25th at B Square Burger 1021 E Las Olas Blvd, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301. . Fight night is Nov10th in the #AtlanticCity #NewJersey get your tix (LINK IN BIO) . . #TeamHoopz #hoopz #Boxing #Bullies #CelebrityBoxing #VS #farrahabraham #AlanticCity #NicoleAlexander #MTV #VH1 #FlavorOfLove #TeenMom #miami
Just as Hoopz says in her caption, the “Celebrity Boxing Showdown for Bullying” match between her and Farrah goes down at the Showboat Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey on November 10. You can click here to get your tickets to see the match in person!