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Amy Fisher out, Paula Jones in the ring vs. Tonya Harding

Amy Fisher out, Paula Jones in the ring vs. Tonya Harding

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LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Amy Fisher is out and Paula Jones is

in as Tonya Harding's "Celebrity Boxing" opponent, Fox has


Network spokesman Joe Earley declined to comment on why

the "Long Island Lolita" is being replaced by one of former

President Clinton's earliest accusers.

"Paula is eager to participate in the special, which

certainly will make for a lively match against Tonya,"

Earley said. The program will air March 13.

Jones, who lives in Cabot, Ark., told the Arkansas

Democrat-Gazette she's not concerned about the notorious

skater. Her only fear: the safety of her new nose job.

"Of course, that's my first concern as a woman, messing

my face up," she said. "I just got my nose done, and I don't

want to mess it up."

Also on the special, former "Brady Bunch" star Barry

Williams will be pitted against Danny Bonaduce, once part

of TV's "Partridge Family."

The network said the fights will be real, each lasting

three rounds.

Harding gained notoriety when, in January 1994, the

figure-skating champ was involved in a bungled plot hatched

by her ex-husband to disable her rival Nancy Kerrigan.

Kerrigan took the silver medal while Harding, who

finished eighth in the Winter Olympics, later pleaded

guilty to conspiracy.

Jones filed a lawsuit against Clinton, claiming he made

an unwelcome sexual advance in 1991 in a Little Rock hotel

room while he was Arkansas governor and she was a state

employee. A federal judge dismissed the lawsuit.

Fisher made headlines as "the Long Island Lolita" when, as

a teen-ager having an affair with auto mechanic Joey

Buttafuoco, she shot and wounded his wife in 1992. Fisher

served almost seven years in prison.


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