Report: Kimbo Slice vs. Roy Jones Jr PPV bout in Jamaica is in the works

by Livingstone Scott | source: jamaicaobserver.com
 

In what feels like an implausible scenario, a Jamaica based newspaper is reporting that a bout between boxing great Roy Jones Jr, and Kimbo Slice is in the works. The proposed bout is reported to be in Jamaica in December, and will be on Pay Per View in the United States.

They even gave Kimbo Slice (a nickname) another nickname - The Street Fighter. Kevin "Kimbo "The Streetfighter" Slice" Ferguson is a little awkward. In truth, technically Kimbo Slice in an AKA rather than a ring name, which makes it a little less absurd, but still, do not be shocked if the bout does not come to pass.

With local boxing slowly regaining its vibrancy, Giomax Entertainment company and Stewart's Auto Sales have combined in an effort to take the sport to another level with an exciting exhibition bout featuring the enigmatic veteran boxing star Roy 'Superman' Jones and streetfighter turned professional boxer, Kimbo 'The Streetfighter' Slice.

The fight, labelled 'Beauty and the Beast', will take place in Montego Bay in December, it was announced at a launch at the Spanish Court Hotel on Thursday evening.


(From left) Duncan Stewart of Stewarts Auto; John Wirt, CEO SquareRing promotions; Roy ‘Superman’ Jones; Junior Lincoln and lawyer Lewis Hanna, pose at the launch of the ‘Beauty and the Beast’ heavyweight boxing match at the Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston on Thursday.(Photo: Garfield Robinson)

Lawyer Lewis Hanna, who has been helping to tie up the deal, noted that this unique fight was organised as a part of Jamaica's 50th anniversary celebrations.

He noted that all the details for the fight are yet to be finalised, but he expects a conclusion soon.

Hanna said this was not a one-off fight and the promoters will be looking to stage other interesting fight cards on the island.

"We want to forge a relationship going forward and not just with one fight... so you can look forward to seeing more fights, whether it's Roy himself fighting or helping young men get opportunities. But the aspiration is to have a lot more fights, at least one a year in Jamaica," he said.

Hanna thinks the December fight will have a tremendous impact on the sport locally, and that Jones, one of the best boxers of the modern era, will thrill boxing fans.

Jones will face a daunting opponent in Kimbo Slice.

The 234-pound, six-footer Slice was a very popular streetfigher since 2003.

However, after some disappointments, the Bahamian-born slugger switched to professional boxing last year and has scored five consecutive wins, four by knockout.

Both fighters had an interest to fight each other for some time, but 'Superman' had said he wanted to wait until Slice gained experience and exposure in the sport.

Now the two have been contracted by Giomax and Stewart's Auto in what is expected to be a blockbuster pay-per-view event in America.

And although Jones acknowledged that his opponent was bigger and stronger than he was, he says his experience and know-how as a boxer will even things up.

"He's a big streetfighter with a lot of power, so early in the fight he can be very dangerous... but as the fight goes on, my mental experience should take over. But for the first five rounds he will be very deadly," Jones said at Thursday's event.

Duncan Stewart of Stewart's Auto described the promotion as "exciting" and an opportunity to expose Jamaican boxing on a bigger stage.

He also described Jones as a very storied and accomplished boxer and he is certain that he will make the fight a very interesting one."Roy is an interesting personality... he also has a thing for Jamaica. But all of the things that he brings to the table just make this an exciting and interesting event for us," he said.

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Ray Cappa site profile image  

9/22/12 1:07 PM by Ray Cappa

loser gets Bob Sapp

Galanis site profile image  

9/22/12 11:40 AM by Galanis

  Agree with both of you guys. I have a feeling this fight will never happen though. If it does, the fact it's an "exhibiton" in a foreign country is a little suspect. Maybe that means Roy will let Kimbo off easy for most of the fight, I don't know. Kimbo would get absolutely murdered. It would look exactly like Mercer/Sylvia if it were an actual fight with Roy trying to win and fast. Anyone who watched prime RJJ knows this. Despite how he fights nowadays, his technique is still there, and its about 1000000000 x beyond what Kimbo has done. RJJ by murder (if it's not fixed)

Avenged MOFO site profile image  

9/22/12 11:30 AM by Avenged MOFO

Your an idiot!!

SamboSlim187 site profile image  

9/22/12 11:30 AM by SamboSlim187

Lmao

MarcusRenatoBrownBelt site profile image  

9/22/12 11:25 AM by MarcusRenatoBrownBelt

Roy Jones didn't like the power of John Ruiz, he certainly didn't like the power of Danny Green, he sparred with heavyweights in his days , BELIEVE ME, Roy would not be successful at heavyweight.

Jack Skellington site profile image  

9/22/12 11:18 AM by Jack Skellington

well it wont exactly be Hagler vs. Hearnsbut both men will make money

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

9/22/12 11:16 AM by Bobby Lupo

Roy can beat plenty of the Euroslob, rudimentary skill, no talent except being big guys clogging up the HW division with just his speed and experience. He can beat half of these clowns 10 years from now. Guys like Adamk, the K Bros, Haye, even Chisora and Helenius would decapitate him, but the rung below them he could win without taking damage.

MarcusRenatoBrownBelt site profile image  

9/22/12 11:13 AM by MarcusRenatoBrownBelt

It is called "BEING KIRIK'S NEPHEW". Try it sometime.

The Last Emperor site profile image  

9/22/12 11:04 AM by The Last Emperor

How are you still allowed to post here?

GladiatorGannon site profile image  

9/22/12 11:04 AM by GladiatorGannon

Roy can't compete against name fighters in his own weight class, nevermind doing it at HW.That is why this matchup makes sense.