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11/19/10 10:06 AM
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Kimbo Slice's ballyhooed jump from mixed martial arts to professional boxing will be delayed until at least early next year, promoter Gary Shaw told ESPN.com on Wednesday night.

"Right now he's vacationing in Florida. He went home for Thanksgiving. His pro debut will be put off until at least the beginning of next year. He needs more work and more sparring."

"I had him in California sparring and in real training with (boxing trainer Clemente) Medina and (S&C coach Darryl) Hudson. He was given all the tools, but he continues to get offers from MMA and offers to be in movies and it's hard to keep him focused on training camp. That's the story more than anything else."

"I'm hoping he will turn pro. People of all ages recognize him, so when you're with him it's like you are with a huge star, but he's never been in a boxing ring for a real fight.

"It's like with Mike Tyson and Manny Pacquiao -- when they walk into a room, they own the room. When Kimbo walks into a room, Kimbo owns the room and it's all about Kimbo.

"When everyone recognizes you and you believe you are a huge star, and you get all of these offers, it's hard to go to a gym and work like you're a rookie. But he's coming back to California to train after the holidays. Hopefully, he means after the Thanksgiving holiday."

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11/19/10 10:07 AM
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 He got cast in Survivor I think, Gary probably isn't allowed to say that...
11/19/10 10:13 AM
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no, it's NOTHING like tyson or manny. it's like a clown show with kimbo. he's never accomplished a thing, and is famous as a backyard fighter. he has nothing in common at all with those two
11/19/10 10:58 AM
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That's an insult to Tyson and Pacman's skill set.

They "own a room" for completely different reasons. Kimbo made a name for himself fighting Joes behind burger kings and in someone's backyard. Tyson and Manny made names for themselves beating the living hell out of the best in the world, and making it look easy.

Kimbo comes off as a humble man in his interviews, so I don't want to spend too much time talking down about him... but he doesn't deserve to be mentioned in the same league as those two gentlemen.

Gary Shaw has proven himself an idiot many times before - this is just another ladle full of gravy for the biscuits.
11/19/10 11:02 AM
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He's a bum and Gary Shaw is a crook.
11/19/10 11:46 AM
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Hopefully this means


Kimbo boxing debut delayed until never

11/19/10 11:47 AM
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juggalo4lyfe - kimbo is one of the sport's greats 

 You're one of the worst trolls here.  Go back to Sherdog.
11/19/10 3:02 PM
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 anyone care about kimbo anymore?
11/19/10 3:07 PM
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how old is Kimbo?

got to be getting close to 40
11/19/10 3:13 PM
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I did chuckle at the title...
11/19/10 3:25 PM
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I don't see him doing that well in boxing. I guess it depends on how they bring him along, but his age doesn't really allow him to slowly work his way up the ranks. They pretty much have to just throw him in there. And I don't know know how many rounds his fights will start out at, but 10 rounds of boxing is pretty brutal. Even those 4 or 6 rounders are tough. Most people don't have the ridiculous gastanks that Manny and other elite boxers have.

But I wish him luck.

11/19/10 3:30 PM
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 Shaw is a turd.

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