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Kimbo Slice's next opponent revealed

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10:34 AM ET 07.16 | Boxing promoter and former president of the now-defunct Elite XC promotion Gary Shaw revealed last year that he had plans to promote his former employee Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson in a boxing match. Fast-forward a year later, and Slice is slated to face James Wade (0-1), who lost his debut this past January, at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma on August 13th.

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July 16, 2011  11:06 AM ET

I don't know why these MMA guys want to participate in a REAL sport....stick to backyard brawling ......

July 16, 2011  12:22 PM ET

They should make it a steel cage boxing match and tie them together with a rope with a cowbell on it.

July 16, 2011  02:11 PM ET

since someone keeps setting this clown up for fights let's go full circus....put him in the cage with "The Situation".....maybe have Snookie join in so the little people can be represented.

July 16, 2011  10:28 PM ET

Who's gonna watch??????????????

July 17, 2011  08:17 AM ET

As long as Kimbo doesn't enter any beauty contests he may have an outside shot.

July 17, 2011  10:31 AM ET

that is one ugly dude

July 17, 2011  06:25 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

since someone keeps setting this clown up for fights let's go full circus....put him in the cage with "The Situation".....maybe have Snookie join in so the little people can be represented.

Funniest post of the week!!!!!!

July 18, 2011  03:52 AM ET

Kimbo reminds me of the Cookie Monster.

July 18, 2011  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't know why these MMA guys want to participate in a REAL sport....stick to backyard brawling ......

and yet, on the sports website, there is an MMA section but no boxing section....hmmm....could it be that there isn't enough to write about when there is only one boxing match that matters each year?

July 18, 2011  01:14 PM ET

Kimbo's definitely ok with it. I can remember when you could book a Kimbo fight in my driveway. Or I can remember seeing a Kimbo fight at a backyard barbeque. If the fight's indoors, it's a positive.

July 18, 2011  03:50 PM ET

good luck Kimbo !!!

July 19, 2011  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

I don't know why these MMA guys want to participate in a REAL sport....stick to backyard brawling ......

You're exposing your ignorance....or stupidity

July 19, 2011  08:44 PM ET

My guess is that Kimbo's next opponent will be mental illness...

July 22, 2011  12:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#20):

and yet, on the sports website, there is an MMA section but no boxing section....hmmm....could it be that there isn't enough to write about when there is only one boxing match that matters each year?

Only people who know nothing about boxing would make a statement like this. You know people who think the Rocky movies did more for boxing than Ali.

July 22, 2011  12:11 PM ET

Kimbo will never amount to anything. He tried to quit in training but than Shaw reminded him that he signed a contract. Kimbo will never be a ranked contender.

July 22, 2011  12:13 PM ET
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Kimbo will never amount to anything. He tried to quit in training but than Shaw reminded him that he signed a contract. Kimbo will never be a ranked contender.

no one ever thought he would....he has good business sense and is making the most out of it while he still can for his family....it is well known that he is a big family man....

July 22, 2011  12:46 PM ET

He won't make any money in boxing either. This fight will probably pay about 20K. That won't go very far. Better business move would be to go into the WWE.

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August 4, 2011  03:09 PM ET

I have always said that Kimbo would be better off at attempting a boxing career.... He is not a true MMA fighter. His street fighter style would better translate into boxing if anything at all.

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