Uh...Word? Rodney King to Box. A Cop.

Be careful: Shaking your head like that can cause injury...

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From Deadspin:

King, perhaps having gained experience from his unsanctioned LAPD-rules handicap match, will be joining the celebrity boxing circuit with a bout against a former police officer. This will be handled with the utmost class, I'm sure.

He'll be taking on Simon Aouad, a former Chester County (PA.) cop who was busted a few years back in a drug/illegal weapon raid. He now splits his time between boxing and running a chain of pizza shops.

King, of course, has surfaced recently on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew" and VH1's "Sober House." That, plus the fact that he's never fought before, leads me to believe that this is all on the up-and-up and is in no way a quick cash grab.

I know some people will see the irony here," said Rodney King about boxing a police officer. "But I would have fought anyone who was worthy. I take this very seriously. Never felt better-physically and in the mind."

As if this whole thing wasn't bizarre enough, early reports had King taking on Jose Canseco, hence the odd headlines. But that would be just silly!

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