Madden Is Champ At Vegas Boxing Match
Rocker Benji Madden was crowned champion at a celebrity boxing match on Saturday night (03Apr09) after knocking out TV personality RIKI RACHTMAN at the Las Vegas event.
The Good Charlotte guitarist went head-to-head with MTV star Rachtman at mixed martial artist Jason Ellis' Ellismania 5 fight at Sin City's Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.
TV host Rachtman was so confident he would knock Madden out, he offered to pay organiser Ellis $1,000 (£625) if he lost.
But when the pair stepped into the ring in front of a 3,000 strong crowd - which included Madden's bandmate and brother, Joel, and Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley - Rachtman was knocked down three times before the referee stopped the fight, ruling a technical knock-out less than two minutes into the first round.
Rachtman told People.com after the match, "Benji Madden just kicked my a**. I got wasted by the guy in Good Charlotte."
Madden responded: "That was the best backhanded congratulations I've ever gotten, but thanks anyways."