Will Smith Slaps Chris Rock at Oscars: Brother Kenny challenges Smith to boxing match

The Oscars 2022 will seemingly be known for the slap that thundered across the ceremony rather than the much acclaimed performances of the stars including Will Smith as King Richard. The drama doesn’t seem to die a natural death, despite Smith getting a 10-year ban by the Academy. Chris Rock’s brother Kenny Rock has challenged Will Smith to a boxing match to settle scores.

The 42-year old younger brother has asked the 53-year old star to meet him in the boxing ring. On Tuesday, Kenny Rock appeared beside Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman in the Big Apple. He told TMZ that he had drawn up a contract for a potential match between him and Will Smith, in case Smith took up his offer.

The match would not take place in New York City. It would take place at the Charles F. Dodge City Center in Pembroke Pines, Florida. The match date in the open contract has been mentioned as June 11. No other details have been provided.

Kenny told the outlet that the difference in size between him and Smith did not bother him. Nor was he intimidated by the fact that Will Smith had earlier played the role of legendary boxer Mohammed Ali in a film. He said that he was confident of beating the Oscar winning “King Richard.”


Kenny also spoke of his skepticism on whether the 10-year ban on Will Smith will run its full course. He expressed a feeling that after three years, the Academy would think that they had forgotten the incident and would slot Smith in.

He said that they had to make sure that the ban was enforced in its entirety. Kenny also said that he was in touch with his 57-year old brother through “talking and texting” and that Chris was “doing great.”

Kenny Rock is not the only brother who spoke on the incident that has also been termed as “slapgate.” Earlier, Chris’ brother Tony had told the LA Times that he had been troubled by the manner in which his brother had been belittled in front of an audience of millions of people, who watched the Oscars from different parts of the world.

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