Octomum to take more punches in boxing match

22:25, Aug 01 2011
"Octomum" Nadya Suleman
OCTOMUM: Nadya Suleman.

Octomum Nadya Suleman isn't done taking punches.

The Springfield, Massachusetts, newspaper The Republican reports that Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter Damon Feldman announced that Suleman will be the featured fighter in a bout in Springfield, 150km west of Boston.

Suleman drew criticism and was dubbed the Octomum in 2009 when she gave birth to eight babies. She was an unemployed single mother who already had six children. She says she was addicted to having children. Her octuplets are the world's longest-surviving set.

Feldman says he's looking for a woman who wants to get in the ring and "fight this well-known mum."

The fight will consist of three one-minute rounds. The women will wear oversized gloves and protective head gear.

Suleman fought in a similar match in New Jersey in June. It was a draw.