Kimbo Slice officially to boxing

by Michael Woods | source: espn.com
 

Kimbo Slice, the viral video backyard-fighting sensation turned mixed martial artist, is gearing up for a foray into the sweet science.

Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, told ESPNNewYork.com that he's eager to see how he fares in the boxing world, after spending almost three years in MMA.

"I feel like a baby all over again," said the 36-year-old Florida resident. "I'm thinking about this at night. I'm gonna be a problem in the heavyweight division. I'm going to be coming in with a bad demeanor. I want to see what it's like to break some ribs, break a jaw with one punch."

At Gleason's Gym in Brooklyn, New Jersey-based promoter Gary Shaw recently told ESPNNewYork.com that he was confident he would soon have a deal signed with Slice. After weeks of negotiations with Slice's advisor "Icy" Mike Imber, Shaw told ESPN that he'd inked a deal and that Slice would debut sometime between October and December, depending on how much progress he makes with trainer Clemente Medina, a California-based tutor.

Slice, 36, plans to take a swing at the squared circle.

Slice said he wouldn't close the door on MMA and that he greatly enjoyed his tenure with the UFC, and appreciated the opportunity UFC chief Dana White gave him.

"This is a career move," he said. "I love fighting. I like to knock people the [expletive] out. I love engaging. Maybe some people think I'm crazy."

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Ramon Maroni site profile image  

8/27/10 2:32 PM by Ramon Maroni

he'll get killed

Ramon Maroni site profile image  

8/27/10 2:32 PM by Ramon Maroni

he'll get killed

jjj2121 site profile image  

8/27/10 2:29 PM by jjj2121

They'll match him up very carefully I am sure, give journeymen with little skill and more importantly no KO power some big paydays.  With that said, yes the ignorance regarding boxing is frightening.  A 37 yr old with no prior boxing experience has no shot of becoming a top 10 HW, a top 10 American HW, probably not even a top 10 Dade County HW.  

jjj2121 site profile image  

8/27/10 2:29 PM by jjj2121

They'll match him up very carefully I am sure, give journeymen with little skill and more importantly no KO power some big paydays.  With that said, yes the ignorance regarding boxing is frightening.  A 37 yr old with no prior boxing experience has no shot of becoming a top 10 HW, a top 10 American HW, probably not even a top 10 Dade County HW.  

bsrizpac site profile image  

8/27/10 2:11 PM by bsrizpac

lol. Anderson got KOed by a bum journeyman from BRAZIL.But yup, boxing is easy to pad your record with.LMAO@tuf/ufc marks.

bsrizpac site profile image  

8/27/10 2:11 PM by bsrizpac

lol. Anderson got KOed by a bum journeyman from BRAZIL.But yup, boxing is easy to pad your record with.LMAO@tuf/ufc marks.

bsrizpac site profile image  

8/27/10 2:09 PM by bsrizpac

Basically. this thread proves what i've been saying in other threads. GOOD lord UFC fans are fucking retarded.Kimbo has good boxing? He could be a top 10 heavy? LMAO.Boxing is still much deeper than the UFC talentwise and it's a much longer road to that top even at heavy. Sorry to break that reality into your bubble dreams fanboys.

bsrizpac site profile image  

8/27/10 2:09 PM by bsrizpac

Basically. this thread proves what i've been saying in other threads. GOOD lord UFC fans are fucking retarded.Kimbo has good boxing? He could be a top 10 heavy? LMAO.Boxing is still much deeper than the UFC talentwise and it's a much longer road to that top even at heavy. Sorry to break that reality into your bubble dreams fanboys.

supersaiyan site profile image  

8/27/10 2:06 PM by supersaiyan

YES ^^

DSaint site profile image  

8/27/10 2:06 PM by DSaint

Excuse me, but what? That's ridiculous. Ask Anderson Silva how easy it was to pad his record, and he fought dudes with LOSING records.