What has happened to Tonya Harding? It's been 12 years since she went mafia on Nancy Kerrigan's knee. Talk about big time made for television event. How big was it? Women's figure skating in 1994 is the sixth most watched television event in history. To give you some perspective, at the top is the finale of M*A*S*H, an episode of Roots, a couple Super Bowls, then it's women's figure skating. That's it and I imagine it'll stay in that order for a long long time.
It was Jerry Springer on ice. If your memory is too fuzzy then the Washingtonpost.com has compiled an extensive time line of those events starting with attack.
Tonya hasn't had it easy since those Olympics. She's had a long run-in list with the law. She even had her wedding night sex tape leaked. This way before the internet was huge, so it saved thousands of horny curious boys from being scarred for life. I would admit I owned a Milli Vanilli and New Kids on the Block tape combined before I'd admit I bought her sex tape.
Then's she's had a less than stellar boxing career. Most would remember her fight with Paula Jones in "Celebrity Boxing Match".
She was scheduled to make an appearance in a March 11 Jacksonville, FL boxing event called "Guns and Hoses". The annual boxing event between Jacksonville firefighters and police officers was to have Tonya Harding take on one of Jacksonville’s finest, Officer Cristina “Rosie” Rosario.
Now she's pulled out of the fight for an unusual reason.
It turns out the First Coast will not be getting a visit from a boxer with a well-known past.
Former figure skater Tonya Harding was scheduled to take place in the Guns and Hoses boxing match between Jacksonville Police and Firefighters.
She cancelled because she's technically a heavyweight now, weighing in at 170 pounds. That's too heavy for the First Coast bouts.
In the picture above she's a reported 125 pounds. ET Online did a story on her and has a recent picture of her now. They gave her a makeover on an episode but she looked the same. That's just mean.
She was big news in 1994 at the Olympics. Now she's just big. Funny how karma works sometimes.
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