Kimbo Slice to Make Boxing Debut
Despite being perhaps the biggest biggest bust in MMA's short history, Kimbo Slice still has a lot on his plate. Besides making plans to star in a motion picture, Slice is set to make his professional boxing debut in Miami ...another Miami. Miami, Oklahoma. Lets hope he lasts more than 14 seconds.
The 37-year-old former YouTube brawling sensation will take on a yet-to-be-determined opponent August 13th in a four-round heavyweight match at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma on August 13. Kimbo Slice's boxing revolution will not be televised.
"Kimbo has been in Los Angeles area training for this for almost three months," Promoter Gary Shaw told ESPN. "I don't know how far he can go, but I know he's very strong and powerful. I know the heavyweight division is weak at this moment in time, so it gives him an opportunity. He's never been in against top echelon boxers, so that story is still untold."
Slice has previously toyed with the idea of professional boxing before, but this is the first time he's put his heart in it.
Slice was also scheduled to make his professional wrestling debut earlier this year, but pulled out due to an injury.
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