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Tanning Mom challenges Octomom to boxing match

Oct 10, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

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It was inevitable, I suppose. Patricia Krentcil, better known as the Tannning Mom after her arrest earlier this year for allegedly taking her six-year-old daughter with her into a tanning booth, has challenged Octomom Nadya Suleman to a boxing match.

No Mayweather-Pacquiao, so we get this instead? I’m very disappointed in you, America.

“I could beat her,” Krentcil told the Huffington Post, holding up her fists. “But I’d probably break a nail. And these nails are moneymakers.”

Bad blood? Oh you bet. Back in May, Suleman had this to say about Krentcil:

“I would never even fathom [taking a child tanning],” Suleman said. “That’s unfathomable to me.” Citing the psychological as well as the physical harm done to Tanning Mom’s child, Suleman added, “You’re teaching [her] to define your worth by your reflection in the mirror. I don’t do that. I’ve never done that.”

Krentcil has tried a string of ill-fated money-making ventures since her high-profile arrest, among them a nightclub act and a series of skin care instruction videos.

Suleman became a pseudo celebrity in Jan., 2009 when she gave birth to octuplets, giving her a total of 14 children. Among her ventures since then have been recording a single with singer Adam Barta and appearing in the adult film Uncovered, produced by Wicked Pictures (which, amazingly, got poor reviews).

Octomom, however, has the experience in the ring — she’s been in several Celebrity Boxing matches, including a bout with “Long Island Lolita” Amy Fisher. Celebrity Boxing CEO Damon Feldman has banned her, however, for failing to show up to bouts.

The Huffington Post reports that Feldman will lift the ban if she agrees to fight Tanning Mom.

Thousands of years from now, when an alien race searches for remnants of our once-proud civilization, I hope this isn’t the first thing they find. That would be unfortunate.