The former boxer Damon Feldman is the producer of the initially famous Celebrity Boxing. In the early days, Damon used to get some celebrities who have not been in the limelight for some time and make them fight each other in a ring. It was the case in the beginning. But later, even celebrities who were in the limelight started joining his show.
Besides Celebrity Boxing, Feldman also produced other shows like The 16 Minute Man, Lord of the Freaks, and Four Feet Eleven. He even started his own company, Celebrity Boxing Entertainment. Damon also wrote the book 16 Minute Man, one of the New York Times Best Sellers.
Biography & Wiki Quick Summary
|Damon Richard Feldman
|Date of birth
|October 5, 1975
|48 years old
|Place of birth
|Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
|Former boxer and Producer
|16 Million USD
|6 ft (182cm)
Damon Personal Life And Family
Damon is the second son of the boxing legend, Marty Feldman. His mother is Dawn Feldman, and his elder brother is David Feldman.
The 48 years old middle division pro boxer, grew up watching his father fight. He always dreamt of winning the world championship and training in the same places as the legendary Robert Hines.
Damon started boxing at the early age of five. By the time he was thirteen, he was already in the Sports Illustrated issue of August 15th, 1983, as the Philadelphia Junior Olympic Winner.
Later, Damon started his career in adult boxing in 1988. He was famous as the Jewish Rock, Jewish Hammer for his stunning gameplay.
While his career was taking off, his mother divorced his father. Soon after the divorce, an unknown person attacked his mother. The attacker broke her neck and left her unable to move her limbs.
Her condition made him and his brother move to their father’s house, but his father was having financial problems. Due to this, the two brothers had to move from one foster house to another.
All this made life hard for Damon, and he started taking odd jobs to meet his ends. While all this was going on, he suffered from another bad accident.
Damon slipped from the curb of a grocery store and broke his back. It brought an end to his boxing career, which led him to take odd jobs.
During one of his odd jobs at the Jersey Shore, Damon saw two men fighting and thought he should take this inside the rings.
After this, he started working as a boxing promoter and started Celebrity Boxing. Though he had something going on, the end of his previous career had left scars on his heart, which led him to his drinking problem.
His drinking problem went so bad that he fought and punched his ex-girlfriend until she was bleeding from the nose, head, and face. He was charged with simple assault and got punished with two years of jail time.
Despite two years of jail time, Damon was out in thirteen months. His time in jail made him realize his mistakes and shortcomings. So, after being released, he decided to get his life together.
His love for his son and daughter also played a vital role in bringing his life on track. Now, Damon is a successful owner of Celebrity Boxing Entertainment and a producer of many shows.
Damon is a qualified man with an associate degree from Penn State University. He got his degree in Business Administration and Management.
During his early days as the producer of Celebrity Boxing, Damon got sued for involving the “Tough guy” technique in the Celebrity Boxing as “tough guy” technique was illegal in Pennsylvania.
In response, Damon argued that Celebrity Boxing involved just boxing and was purely for entertainment purposes. Later, the judge dismissed the case by mentioning that the “ tough guy” technique requires multiple combat techniques and not just boxing.
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