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Bill O’Reilly previews his Obama Super Bowl interview: ‘It is like a boxing match’ [VIDEO]

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      Jamie Weinstein

      Jamie Weinstein is Senior Editor of The Daily Caller. His work has appeared in The Weekly Standard, the New York Daily News and The Washington Examiner, among many other publications. He also worked as the Collegiate Network Journalism Fellow at Roll Call Newspaper and is the winner of the 2011 "Funniest Celebrity in Washington" contest. A regular on Fox News and other cable news outlets, Weinstein received a master’s degree in the history of international relations from the London School of Economics in 2009 and a bachelor's degree in history and government from Cornell University in 2006. He is the author of the political satire, "The Lizard King: The Shocking Inside Account of Obama's True Intergalactic Ambitions by an Anonymous White House Staffer."

Bill O’Reilly says his Sunday interview with President Obama before the Super Bowl will be like a boxing match.

“I’m not a grabber or a hugger, as you know,” the host of the number one rated cable news show told Megyn Kelly during an appearance on Fox News’ “The Kelly File.” “I don’t grab or hug. There’s a firm hand shake, there’s eye contact, and it is like a boxing match. When the two boxers go into the center of the ring, that is exactly the way it is when an alpha interviews an alpha. It is a boxing match, okay, you look at them and you go,’okay, the bell is going to ring, let’s go.’”

O’Reilly warned that the president best not try to filibuster.

“I will interrupt the president,” O’Reilly said. “I did last time and I will again if I have to. But my questions are going to be so direct this time that I am hoping I don’t have to do that.”

O’Reilly, who last interviewed President Obama in 2011 before the Super Bowl, told Kelly he won’t be nervous.

“I can’t remember the last time I got nervous ever. I mean, I’m just not a nervous kind of guy,” he said.

O’Reilly’s interview will take place live Sunday around 4:30 p.m. on Fox. The interview will continue after Fox cuts away and the unaired portion of the interview will be shown on O’Reilly’s Fox News show Monday night.

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