The Street Sensation Wants To Bang It Out With Some Heavyweights!
Kevin Ferguson, the Miami-based street fighter who became a YouTube fighting sensation under the name Kimbo Slice has planned out his next career move, and it’s not in MMA. Kimbo wants a shot at the heavyweight division … in boxing!
The 36 year old charismatic brawler was interviewed by ESPN New York’s website, and said after 3 years in the MMA world, he wants to try fighting under Marquess of Queensbury rules.
"I feel like a baby all over again," Kimbo said excitedly, "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."
New Jersey-based promoter Gary Shaw recently told the same website he was confident he would soon have a deal signed with Kimbo, who made sure to leave the door open with the MMA community by saying "I love fighting. I like to knock people the fuck out. I love engaging. Maybe some people think I’m crazy."
Shaw commented to ESPN, "Maybe I’m wrong, maybe he’s coming to boxing too late, but I don’t think so. He’s not a beaten-up athlete. He’s a natural, with that bob and weave like Mike Tyson."
Shaw was a major player in Elite XC, which was the MMA company that first featured Kimbo on the national stage. "I’ve always said he could be a world champion," Shaw noted, "I believe in that more than ever. This is not the era of Tyson, Holyfield and Lennox Lewis."
And yes, notice the sarcasm, please.
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