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Snooki: The Jersey Shore’s answer to Don King

Say hello to Snooki Polizzi… boxing promoter. The Jersey Shore guidette reality TV fanatics love to loathe says her new boxing team’s first fight will take place in Atlantic City at the end of January.

Just call her Don King!

Team Snooki Boxing will make its debut in Atlantic City on Jan. 28.

After penning a best-selling novel (A Shore Thing hit shelves last winter) and designing her own line of fuzzy bedroom slippers, Jersey Shore star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi has revealed her latest unlikely business venture: A boxing team.

Yep, we said a boxing team.

Snooks announced the new enterprise on WFAN and MSG Network’s The Boomer and Carton Show earlier this month.

The pint-sized Princess of Poughkeepsie has proven that she can take a punch to the kisser. (Remember the time she got decked in a bar fight with a sloshed gym teacher?) But we’re fairly certain no one saw Snooki moving into the world of professional fighting.

Team Snooki Boxing will feature three Irish-born brothers, all champions in their respective classes: Featherweight Patrick “Pajo” Hyland (Irish featherweight champion, former IBF Intercontinental Featherweight Champion, Intercontinental Super-Featherweight Champion and WBF World Featherweight Champion); Super-Featherweight Eddie Hyland (former Irish super-featherweight champion) and Super-Bantamweight Paul Hyland (Irish Super-Bantamweight Champion and former EU Super-Bantamweight Champion).

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“We are incredibly excited to introduce The Hyland Brothers and Team Snooki Boxing. We’ve seen what these boys can do and expect nothing less than continued success and ‘living up to the hype’ for each of them here in the States,” Mike Pascale, Vice President of Final Round Promotions, said in a press release Tuesday.

The Hyland Trio will headline a night of boxing, being billed as “The Irish Invasion,” at Resorts Casino Hotel on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012.

Tickets to the event are on sale now.

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