Kimbo Slice To Make Boxing Debut On August 13
Kimbo Slice, the internet fighting sensation who rose to prominence in MMA, is making the jump to the boxing ring now that he tenure in Elite XC and UFC didn’t go over very well. Slice will make his professional boxing debut in a scheduled four-round heavyweight bout against an opponent to be determined in the main event of an untelevised card at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma on August 13.
Slice, 37, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, had previously considered the idea of boxing before changing his mind last year. He first fought in the now defunct Elite XC promotion before a brief stint with UFC, during which he participated in “The Ultimate Fighter” reality series and lost in his first bout on the show. In May 2010, he was stopped by Matt Mitrione in the second round at UFC 113 and was released from his contract the next day.
Slice has been training with Randy Khatami and has also worked with Clemente Medina, who also trains junior middleweight contender Alfredo “Perro” Angulo.