Extreme Eater Joey Chestnut

Current men's champion Joey Chestnut, of San Jose, Calif., holds a tray of hot dogs during the weigh-in for the 2017 Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, in Brooklyn Borough Hall, in New York, Monday, July 3, 2017. Chestnut weighed-in at 221.5 pounds. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Extreme eater Joey “Jaws” Chestnut — the guy who downed 72 hot dogs (with buns) last July 4 to break his own hot dog-eating record — is coming to San Pedro where he’ll headline an inaugural shrimp-consuming contest sponsored by the national Major League Eating organization.

The name of the new eating circuit event is a mouthful by itself: The San Pedro Fish Market World Famous Shrimp-Eating Championship Presented By The Kings of Fi$h.

The Major League Eating-sponsored event will be held at 11 a.m. May 28 on the Battleship Iowa, 250 S. Harbor Blvd. and will likely draw the spectator crowds characteristic of the eating sports.

Time limit? Eight minutes.

“There are few things that are more exciting than the addition of a new competition to the eating calendar,” said Major League Eating emcee Sam Barclay in a written statement.

There will be 12 contestants bying for the more than $4,000 in prizes, including some of the best known names on the circuit: top-ranked Chestnut from San Jose; Gideon Oji from Morrow, Ga.; Adrian Morgan of New Orleans; Rich LeFevre from Las Vegas; Steve Hendry from Dixon, Ca.; Jon Bellow of Torrance; Doug Ecks of North Hollywood; Mary Bowers of Beverly Hills; and Alex ‘The Moose’ Perez of Dallas.

At 33 years old, Chestnut broke into his championship status in 2007 when he defeated Japan’s Takeru Kobayashi at Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, returning the Mustard Yellow Belt to the United States. He’s excelled not only in hot dogs, but in chicken wings and chili. He holds 43 world eating records.

“There’s no secret, I love to eat, and I love doing it, I love to win,” he told the Associated Press after his 10th title win July 4, 2017.

The San Pedro Fish Market will serve up its seasoned and cooked shrimp for the eat for the spectacle that will be recorded for broadcast.

“In some ways, this is the ultimate test for our restaurant: Can we serve enough shrimp for eating phenom Joe Chestnut and the top eaters in the world,” said Tommy Amalfitano Jr., the “Grille Master” at the market. “This may well be the most shrimp ever eating in eight minutes.”

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