Sport: Fighting: Boxing
Pro-Celebrity Boxing   (+4, -1)  [vote for, against]
Queensbury Rules and all

Well, the title's fairly self-explanatory.

Put some - preferably irritating - celebrity in the ring with a boxer, and let them get on wih it.

Kind of Celebrity Deathmatch, but with live action and some rules.
-- darsy, Aug 04 2000

Celebrity Deathmatch (MTV)
Sean Connery vs. Roger Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow vs. Winona Ryder... [hippo]

It caused problems http://media.guardi...7493,862650,00.html
Now baked - as per [b6388291]'s anno opposite [hippo, Aug 04 2000, last modified Oct 21 2004]

Check out your old Monty Python scripts. Sir Kenneth Clarke (famous historian) versus Jack Bodell (not very famous English heavyweight) in a contest for the Regis Chair of History at Oxford.

I'm in favour.
-- DrBob, Aug 04 2000

I hate boxing but I'd watch this. Politician Boxing could be good as well. It might add a bit of zest to the normal name-calling: "Perhaps the honourable gentleman would care to settle this issue in the ring, if he thinks he's hard enough".
-- Skinny Rob, Aug 10 2000

I definitely saw a Bush vs. Gore physical fitness rating column, describing who ran how much each day, and what other activities they did. It was very funny; perhaps the less bloody-minded of the contestants could just have footraces?

I can't put this as a link because I don't remember where it was, but I think it was in the last two weeks of New York Times Op Ed pieces.
-- mcfrank, Aug 10 2000

How about Roseanne Barr vs. Susan Hawk (Survivor) in a match. I'd watch that!

If I was *really* bored...
-- BigThor, Sep 02 2000

A breath of fresh air... I would pay to watch this.
-- Dolophine, Dec 03 2000

Whadya know? This half-baker has actually been fully baked..if you're not from the UK, you should be aware of a recent series of shows on BBC (of all places) called 'The Fight'; sure enough, they featured real boxing matches between d-list celebs who most of you have probably never heard of, with perhaps the exception of Tony Hadley from Spandau Ballet .
-- a121509, Jun 04 2003

Big Screech vs. Big Urkel
-- Jezzie, Jun 05 2003

hey, it wasn't baked when I suggested it 3 years ago...

maybe I ought to send some of my ideas to the TV guys...
-- darsy, Jun 06 2003

random, halfbakery