Celebrity Boxing promoter Damon Feldman was sentenced to two years probation today after pleading no contest to charges of fixing fights and promoting fights without a license in a Media, Delaware County courthouse.
Former Attorney General, now Governor, Tom Corbett charged Feldman in April 2010 with those counts, as well as several felonies that were previously dismissed by Judge Gregory Mallon. Under the terms of his plea bargain, Feldman cannot promote events in Pennsylvania for two years.
Since being charged he has staged events in New Jersey, Massachusetts and California. Some of his past combatants have included Jose Canseco, Rodney King, Willie Aames, Michael Lohan, and Tonya Harding.
"I’m just excited to get this all behind me,” Feldman said this afternoon. Feldman has no upcoming fights planned and is the former fighter, known as “The Jewish Bomber” is considering returning to training boxers and also possibly moving to Los Angeles. In May Feldman was briefly hospitalized after he e-mailed a suicide threat to friends. Broomall police took Feldman from his home without incident after responding to calls from friends.
As part of the plea, Feldman must pay restitution of $7,500 related to theft allegations, according to Nils Frederiksen, spokesman for the Attorney General’s office. If the amount is not paid, the state can re-file its felony charges. The $7,500, an agreed upon stipulation by the parties, goes to reimburse a former investor with Celebrity Boxing, according to Feldman’s attorney Bob Bush.