Will Smith was called out by Chris Rock’s brother after Kenny Rock signed on to compete in a celebrity boxing match
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Chris Rock’s brother wants to fight for the family name and has offered to get in a boxing ring with Will Smith.
The King Richard actor, 53, made headlines around the world when he took the stage and slapped comedian Chris, 57, after he joked about Jada Pinkett Smith, 50.
And now Chris’ brother Kenny, 42, has challenged Will to put on the gloves and fight him.
The younger rock sibling has signed on to attend a celebrity boxing match on June 11 and has had her eye on the Hollywood superstar.
He said TMZ on Wednesday: “I was supposed to get in the ring with Will Smith. I could finish him off!”
Admitting the couple’s size difference wouldn’t make a difference, he said sternly, “I’ll let my hands do the talking.”
Kenny went on to say that while his brother has kept a relatively low profile since the incident, Everybody Hates narrator Chris is “doing great.”
“I didn’t see him, but we talked,” Kenny said.
He slammed Will’s behavior shortly after the slap and appeared wary of whether the Fresh Prince star would actually serve his sentence handed to him by the Academy.
Kenny continued: “We’ll have to see if he actually gets the 10-year ban. They might say a 10-year ban, but after three years they think we’ve forgotten and they shove him in there after two years, after three years, after five years, so we have to see those people do that what they promise.”
And he claims he doubts Chris would have accepted Will’s social media apology.
Will wrote after the event: “Violence in all its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at the Oscars last night was unacceptable and inexcusable.”
He added: “I want to publicly apologize to you Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong. I’m embarrassed and my actions were not indicative of the man I want to be in the world of love and kindness.”
Kenny also said the couple’s other brother, Tony, took the incident personally but insists he doesn’t blame him.
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He continued, “I take it personally, but I’m more like a quiet storm.”
Earlier in the week, Chris was asked about the incident but decided to shed light on the situation.
According to the California newspaper, the desert sunChris said: “I’m fine, I’ve got a whole show and I’m not talking about that [the Will Smith slap] until I get paid.
“Life is good. I’ve regained my hearing,” he added, but didn’t elaborate on the situation.
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https://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/smith-challenged-boxing-match-chris-26708849 Will Smith is challenged to a boxing match by Chris Rock's brother after Oscar's slap in the face