Kimbo Slice has 4 major problems when it comes to his boxing.
First is a poor grasp of boxing fundamentals and timing. One of his bad habits is telegraphing big shots by bringing his fist back before he lets go with one. He's off-balance most of the time, especially if the fight lasts more than a few minutes. Poor technique and stamina cause there to be a lot of time and space between his shots, but it doesn't help that he always seems to be looking for the single punch KO. If the opponent can back him up, more than half the work is done because he is no danger off the back foot. Anyone with a length advantage has an easier time because Kimbo does not know how to close the distance effectively. He can't possibly win if he doesn't apply consistent pressure.
Another issue is his lack of quickness. He is slow and many of his moves are unnatural. Boxing is a speed game and Kimbo just doesn't have it.
We've seen Slice hurt by smaller guys, and with some less than devastating blows. Based on what he's shown so far, you have to conclude that his ability to take the incoming is less than average. It's certainly not up there with top fighters in either sport. Boxing and MMA are hurt businesses. You can't go far if you can't deal with getting hit.
Poor wind has plagued Kimbo since his days as a backyard brawler. Now that he's a professional MMA fighter, his endurance has improved from horrible to significantly below average. It doesn't seem as though Kimbo will ever learn how to pace himself. As seconds pass, his technique only gets sloppier. Bad form only feeds into the fatigue, which can bring disastrous results. I'm sure he'll relax more as his career progresses, but for now...
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