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Nancy Kerrigan Vs Tonya Harding: Is Skating’s Biggest Feud To Be Played Out In The Ring?

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By Radar Staff

It was one of the greatest scandals in Olympic history and now Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan are being offered big bucks to settle their grudge — not on the ice, but in the ring!

It has been almost 20 years since Harding’s ex-husband and bodyguard hired a man to attack skating rival Kerrigan, smashing her leg with a baton in an attempt to prevent her skating in the 1994 Olympics.

The attack failed to cause long-term damage and Kerrigan went on to win an Olympic silver medal, while Harding was charged with covering up the assault.

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Now one of the United Kingdom’s richest men is offering both ladies $100,000 each to duke out their differences in the ring.

Digital media entrepreneur, FilmOn’s Alki David, has announced he wants the women to face off November 5 in three one-minute rounds.

Only problem is Kerrigan has yet to agree to the fight, so David has made a public appeal for the skater to join in the fight offering to give the money to charity if she would prefer.

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“David is giving Kerrigan the chance to return to stardom in a fun three one-minute round match as part of his great celebrity fight night card,” David’s announcement said.

However, Kerrigan may be a little bit apprehensive about facing off against her skating nemesis — not just because of their past — but because Harding has had a short-lived professional boxing career.

Since the 1994 attack, Kerrigan has tried to stay away from the public eye and stopped ice skating at a professional level.

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Tragedy once again struck Kerrigan last year when her father died after her brother attacked him during an argument.

In May, a jury found Mark Kerrigan not guilty of manslaughter but convicted him of assault and battery after his defense successfully argued 70-year-old David Kerrigan’s heart disease caused his death.

 

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