• Kenny Rock signed a boxing deal in Florida on June 11
  • Kenny said he was not intimidated by Will Smith 
  • He added it remains to be seen if the Academy would really implement the 10-year ban

Chris Rock’s younger brother Kenny is eager to “take down” Will Smith inside a ring to avenge his older sibling after the latter was slapped by the actor at the Oscars.

Kenny, 42, recently signed a boxing match deal in Florida on June 11 organized by Celebrity Boxing founder Damon Feldman. In a clip exclusively uploaded by TMZ on Wednesday, the boxer said he was willing to fight anybody who challenges him in the upcoming match. But, in particular, he said, he wants to “get in the ring of Will Smith.”

Kenny said Smith might be taller than him, but he was not intimidated by the actor, who once played Muhammad Ali on the big screen. He said, “I’ll let the hands do the talking.”

When asked if Chris has accepted Smith’s Instagram apology, Kenny said he “doubts it,” adding it remained to be seen whether the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences would truly implement the 10-year ban on Smith or not.

“We have to see if he’s actually gonna get a 10-year ban. They might say a 10-year ban and after three years they’ll think that we may have forgotten about it and slide him in there; after two years, three years, five years. We have to make sure these people are gonna do what they say they gonna do,” Kenny explained.

Chris has avoided discussing the incident at length, and had previously joked he would talk about it after he gets paid.

“I’m OK, I have a whole show and I’m not talking about that until I get paid,” Chris was quoted as saying during a comedy show in California on April 9. “Life is good. I got my hearing back.”

Smith apologized to Chris a day after the infamous slap in a lengthy Instagram post.

He said, “Violence in all of its forms is poisonous and destructive. My behavior at last night’s Academy Awards was unacceptable and inexcusable. Jokes at my expense are a part of the job, but a joke about Jada’s medical condition was too much for me to bear and I reacted emotionally. I would like to publicly apologize to you, Chris. I was out of line and I was wrong.”

The actor also apologized to the Academy, which later announced a 10-year ban against him while expressing regret for not addressing the incident “adequately.”

Comedian Chris Rock (L) opted not to press charges after Will Smith (R) slapped him at the Oscars
Comedian Chris Rock (L) opted not to press charges after Will Smith (R) slapped him at the Oscars AFP / Robyn Beck