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Old 08-27-2010, 12:50 PM
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Default Kimbo Slice to make pro boxing debut

I wish Kimbo all the best, but I think Gary Shaw is a little overly optimistic about Slice's skill set.

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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,' stated former UFC heavyweight Kimbo Slice, who officially announced his intention to make his professional debut as a boxer. After weeks of negotiations, promoter Gary Shaw, who previously worked with Slice when he made his mixed martial arts debut with the now-defunct EliteXC organization, finally convinced the former YouTube sensation to test his striking skills in the sweet science.

"He could easily be at the same level as guys the Klitschkos have been fighting," Shaw would tell Michaael Woods of ESPN New York. "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," he added, drawing comparisons to the style, raw aggression and aura of Mike Tyson, who was once considered to be one of the most feared fighters in the heavyweight division. It's doubtful that Slice will carry that same mystique that Tyson once had, especially considering that he was already stopped twice in his 6-fight MMA career, however, if matched correctly, he can certainly provide some fireworks to a division that is sorely lacking in excitement.

"This is a career move," Slice would explain. "I love fighting. I like to knock people the **** out. I love engaging. Maybe some people think I'm crazy." Although no official date has been set for Slice's professional boxing debut, Shaw suggested that his first bout would likely come some time towards the end of this year. "These fighters these days, they're complacent, lazy. I'm hungry," Slice added.
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Old 08-27-2010, 12:55 PM
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Guys like Samuel Peter, Shannon Briggs, Eddie Chambers. or Chris Arreola would destroy and embarrass Kimbo and Shaw knows it. Gary is just tossing Kimbo to the wolves to make another quick buck off the guy.
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Yeah, it's like all the YouTube idiots who were calling for Brock to get killed by Kimbo, then he got KOed by Petruzelli and it was like, "what now idiots." I knew Seth would win that fight, but not THAT easily. A trained U.S. karate champion against a backyard brawler is easy to pick who's going to win. The same will happen when Kimbo faces a trained boxer.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:03 PM
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If Kimbo has such promise as a Boxer then why did he have to immediately shoot in on a 50 year old Ray Mercer?

Oh, thats right, because he would have gotten that beard knocked clean off his face if he tries to stand a bang with the big boys.
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LOL, not to mention, completely NOT engage in a slug fest with the guy? He went straight for the guillotine choke. Slick move as Mercer wasn't expecting it, but still, proved he didn't want anything to do with fighting Mercer.
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Old 08-27-2010, 01:19 PM
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LOL, not to mention, completely NOT engage in a slug fest with the guy? He went straight for the guillotine choke. Slick move as Mercer wasn't expecting it, but still, proved he didn't want anything to do with fighting Mercer.
To be fair, Kimbo was just doing what Bas told him to do to win the fight.

My point really was just that this guy has no place in a Boxing ring with any of the guys on the highest level. Shaw should be ashamed for even putting Kimbo in the same sentence with the name "Klitschko".
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