Although it seems more and more likely than fans will not get to see former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham throw a punch in the boxing ring, they can certainly listen to her verbal pummeling of event organizers for her anti-bullying celebrity boxing match!
The 27-year-old single mom took the gloves off in a series of Snapchat videos once it was announced that she would not be participating in the highly promoted bout after the event organizers allegedly did not provide hotel rooms, flights and tickets that Farrah says they promised weeks ago. To add insult to injury, the organizers announced two days ago that they had hired Drita D’Avanzo as a referee — just months after the former Mob Wives star threatened Farrah by declaring: “I’m not gonna close-fist punch your face in, I’m gonna open-hand smack the f**k out of you, straight up on sight, just so you know.”
Here is an excerpt of some of what Farrah had to say to address the fact that she has decided to not participate in the boxing event:
I was very disappointed in all of the promoters for the celebrity boxing match and everybody associated with it. They failed to do what their agreement said, they’ve made a mockery out of anti-bullying by putting a bully as a referee. I don’t even have or feel safe as a mother having my child — my daughter — there, or my family. As well, they did not provide the proper security, any of the accommodations they agreed upon multiple times. This person who is bullying a woman, threatening a woman, and has been put in jail…[the video cuts out, but I assume Farrah was going to complete her sentence with a reference to promoter Damon Feldman’s recent conviction and prison time for assaulting his girlfriend]…not have it go to anti-bullying they are the most disgusting human beings on this earth. I will have nothing to do with them. And to show up to waste my precious time on that would be outrageous.
We spoke with Farrah’s dad Michael Abraham, and he iterated Farrah’s concerns over the event organizers’ reluctance to say which anti-bullying charities would be receiving a portion of the the proceeds, or how much they would be receiving.
Meanwhile, event organizers are painting a completely different picture of what transpired, and they are threatening to sue Farrah if she doesn’t fight.
The Blast, which has been working closely with Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman over the past two months sharing updates about the upcoming boxing match, spoke with Damon, investor Samantha Goldberg and their attorney Tony List, who insist that they have held up their contractual obligations. “The Blast has seen proof that 36 rooms were recently locked up at the Showboat Atlantic City, where the fight will be held November 10,” the site reports. “First class plane tickets have also been purchased for Farrah and her daughter, and Farrah has already been paid half the money she’s owed upfront.”
More from The Blast:
Bottom line: The promoters and their attorney tell us the fight’s still going down and Farrah is fighting … and if she doesn’t she will be facing a lawsuit for millions of dollars based on the damage she will cause.
Sources close to Farrah tell us they still believe all the demands have not been met by the promoters, including 6 first class tickets and a private security team.
Farrah’s manager, David Weintraub, tells The Blast, “Farrah has no choice but to not be involved in this debacle. The promoter has been been in breach of the contract, he has not delivered on anything that was promised in the contract.” He adds, “Mostly, it was based on misinformation about his financial situation. We wish him the best with the low-end, mockery of an exhibition fight. He also never secured a proper pay-per -view deal which was in the contract, or sold enough tickets.”
Celebrity Boxing responded to one customer’s request for a ticket refund by writing: “Its not guaranteed she is out if she does we will make statement….but events going down.”
Meanwhile, tickets are still available on Upcoming Events, and Farrah is still being billed as one of the boxers participating. The same ticket holder who requested the refund, shared the fine print from her ticket with us on Twitter, and here is what it says:
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The terms on pay per view purchases made through FITE.TV are a lot more specific, and clearly state that you will be eligible for a refund if “The Content was misleading – the description didn’t relate to actual content of the video,” or “The Pay Per View Content was not available because an event was cancelled or the provider did not make the Content available for streaming.”
When I first heard about Farrah potentially pulling out of the fight, I immediately thought that maybe it was some sort of publicity stunt to drum up headlines and stories like this one, but the things that Farrah and her dad Michael are saying seem to be CLEAR indicators that their beef is legit! I don’t think you can come back from calling out someone’s history of domestic violence and calling him a piece of sh*t and a fraud. No one can burn a bridge faster and with more flames than Farrah Abraham!
I confess that I am really curious to see how this all plays out. (Perhaps they should let Farrah and Michael have a tag team match against promoter Damon Feldman and investor Samantha Goldberg?) Stay tuned!