THE PENNSYLVANIA Attorney General's office has

Damon Feldman

on the ropes and it's trying for a knockout.

The Celebrity Boxing Federation promoter has been charged with six counts of staging events in the Philadelphia area without a valid promoter's license from the State Athletic Commission, and with fixing six bouts between September 2008 and December 2009.

"The only thing that appears to be 'real' about any of these events is the money that went into Mr. Feldman's pocket and the media attention that he received," state Attorney General Tom Corbett said in a written statement. "These so-called fights were staged without concern for the health and safety of the participants, a lack of proper medical care and with a total disregard for the professional standards of boxing in Pennsylvania.

"As if dangerous conditions and reckless mismatches were not enough, Feldman is accused of 'fixing' the outcome of many bouts, allegedly picking the winners and losers before any punches were even thrown."

When confronted by authorities in December, Feldman, 40, of Broomall, admitted that the fights had not been sanctioned by the athletic commission and that he didn't possess a valid promoter's license, according to the criminal complaint filed this week in Delaware County District Court. Feldman also said the winners and losers were predetermined in 95 percent of the bouts, the documents said.

"It's entertainment. Fixes are in pro sports," Feldman told us yesterday. "I classify myself as the WWE [World Wrestling Entertainment] of boxing. The bottom line is I give formerly famous people the chance to step in the ring. They're not gonna kill each other," Feldman said of his fights, which have featured Rodney King, Tonya Harding, Jose Canseco and Willie Aames and have taken place in nightclubs, ice-skating rinks, hotel ballrooms and other locations.

"It's a crime. I don't care what you call it, you can't rig a fight in Pennsylvania," Corbett spokesman Nils Frederiksen told Daily News reporter William Bender yesterday, declining to say which fights had been fixed. Responding to Feldman's comments that the bouts are entertainment, Frederiksen said if the outcomes were predetermined, then Feldman should have marketed them that way.

"How many tickets are you going to sell if you advertise ahead of time that the fights are rigged?" Frederiksen asked.

Feldman said he believes that he's the victim of "what appears to be a personal vendetta" from Greg Sirb, executive director of the Pennsylvania Athletic Commission. Oddly, Sirb boxed in two of Feldman's unlicensed events in 2002 and 2003. Feldman says that Sirb approached him with interest in fighting Danny Bonaduce when the WYSP (94.1- FM) DJ first boxed for Feldman in January 2008. When Feldman chose Justin "Justice" Scheman, then of WRDW (96.5- FM), as Bonaduce's opponent instead, he says Sirb then began to closely monitor his events.

"Damon has applied for a license numerous times, and it seems that Mr. Sirb made it more challenging for him to get a license," Feldman's attorney, Bob Bush, said yesterday.

In December 2008, a state judge denied an application from Sirb's office for an injunction blocking Feldman from promoting his fights. "If it's so illegal, why didn't they stop me in 2008?" Feldman asked yesterday.

Reached on his cell phone yesterday, Sirb said he had "no comment at all concerning anything to do with Damon Feldman." Asked whether he had asked to be Bonaduce's opponent, Sirb repeated, "No comment."

"We're the ones that made the decision that this is a criminal case, not the athletic commission. As far as whatever personal dispute Mr. Feldman may or may not have with the athletic commission, that's something we didn't have anything to do with," Frederiksen said.

Authorities say the investigation began when the families of slain Philadelphia police officers complained about the officers' names being used in association with the events.

"They were disturbed that their loved ones were being used for hyping these so-called boxing matches," Frederiksen said.

Bonaduce told Channel 29 yesterday that none of his fights for Feldman were rigged and he would punch anybody who said otherwise. His first challenger, Justice, who lost to Bonaduce, has consistently said his fight had been rigged because he landed many more blows on Bonaduce than his opponent landed on him. Justice told us yesterday that Chio, the morning host at WRDW (96.5-FM), told him that his own celebrity boxing bout in 2004 had also been rigged in his favor. Chio did not return a message we left seeking comment.

Feldman's six counts are all first-degree misdemeanors. If convicted, he could get up to five years in prison and $10,000 in fines on each count. Feldman, who was released on $50,000 unsecured bail, faces a preliminary hearing Wednesday.

As a condition of his bail, he is prohibited from staging Celebrity Boxing matches in Pennsylvania. "We are watching, and he knows that," Frederiksen said.

That means he's forbidden from staging the May 7 event at Club Polaris (460 N. 9th) that features porn starlet Gina Lynn against former tabloid reporter Kate Major, who was recently engaged to Lindsay Lohan's father, Michael Lohan.

Michelle "Bombshell" McGee, one of the many mistresses of Sandra Bullock's husband Jesse James, is slated to referee the fight, which will turn the event into a media circus.

"I'm not canceling it, I'm just taking it somewhere else," said Feldman, hinting he may stage the event in Delaware.

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Staff writer William Bender contributed to this report.