NBCPhiladelphia.com - Denise Nakano
Octomom Nadya Suleman, the woman famous for birthing eight babies in a single delivery , was in town Wednesday night for a celebrity boxing match against local mother, Jen Posner. Posner is WMGKs John DeBella radio sidekick. She raised money to help The Philadelphia Veterans Multi Service and Education Center.
After a massive amount of hype, the heavily anticipated boxing debut of Nadya Suleman, aka the “Octomom” finally took place Wednesday night.
The infamous mother of 14 took on radio personality Jen Posner, of WMGK’s John Debella Show, in a furious, over the top brawl, complete with over-sized boxing gloves.
The fight capped off an evening of wrestling and boxing matches at the “Pennant” in Bellmawr, NJ.
The raucous crowd showed an overwhelming amount of support for Posner while expressing their disdain for Suleman.
“She’s insane, she’s disgusting, she should be home with her 14 kids,” said one woman.
The Octomom wasn’t without her fans however.
“She went through a lot of childbirth, so I can imagine she’s used to pain,” said Matt Nadu who rooted for Suleman.
With the stage set, the “Battle of Bellmawr” certainly lived up to the hype, with both ladies pummeling each other with massive haymakers. At one point, Suleman and Posner were tangled up on the ground and had to be pried from one another. The bout, scheduled for three one-minute rounds ended up going an extra fourth.
In the end though, the conclusion proved to be rather controversial. While two of three judges voted in favor of Jen, the organizer called the bout a draw.
Still, despite the questionable outcome, Jen was happy with her performance.
“I’m proud of myself,” said Jen. “I mean, look, I had a baby eight months ago, I’m still working down some of that weight. So I was proud just to get in the ring.”
While Posner claims that she didn’t make a dime off the match, the Octomom earned an unknown amount. All that she revealed was that the money would be enough for a week’s worth of groceries for her family.
“This is going to pay for a lot of groceries,” said the Octomom. “I’m very grateful. I’m trying to work as much as possible to generate income for my kids.”
Prize money for groceries. Only in America.