Kimbo to Try Hand at Boxing

Kimbo Slice has already been kicked out of MMA because he sucked so badly at it — why not give boxing a try?  Kimbo already said he thinks boxing is easier than MMA, so I’m glad we get to see him put his money where his mouth is.  Unless he plans on working with Mr. Miyagi and taking a few trips to the dojo, this would appear to be the street fighter’s last shot at proving he can win an organized fight and isn’t just a juice-head who pays people to take a beating from him.

I feel like a baby all over again,” said the 36-year-old Florida resident. “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.”

You’d have to ask James Toney if you want to know if boxing is truly easier than MMA.  I have no idea if that’s the case, but I think Kimbo will be able to win a good amount of boxing matches for a few reasons.  For one, he simply has a better chance at landing a knockout punch.  Also, it’s not necessary to master as many disciplines in order to be successful in boxing.  And most importantly, he’ll be given a better shot at being matched up against bums.

In the world of boxing, money talks.  In the world of MMA and UFC, Dana White talks.  Kimbo will be matched up against plenty of washed-up pugs and rookies with glass jaws before he actually has to get his feet wet and fight a contender.  Of course, age is also a factor.  Slice is 36 years old which would certainly put him on the tail end of his career had he been fighting for a while.  Time will tell…

Ex-UFC fighter “Kimbo Slice” reportedly to make pro-boxing debut by year’s end [MMA Junkie]

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  • Anonymous

    Finally someone Jose Canseco can beat at boxing

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ON2Q3PFLNA6D7X45KFWMIQOTVY Eric Z

    Lets see James Toney and Randy Couture in the boxing ring. You have to go both ways for any justice.

    Each sport, MMA and boxing, have their own likes and dislikes. For the purpose of fans, you won’t see an MMA fighter dominate an entire era of the sport. There will never be a Mike Tyson in the MMA. A guy the whole world watches to win in one round and then goes out and does it. But, the excitement of an all out brawl in a ring is undeniable. Two guys doing almost whatever they want in the ring. Winner take all.

    The whole Kimbo Slice BS is similar to “Butter Bean”. Hype only gets you so far. Results are another.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    It’s impossible to compare anyone to Mike Tyson. Nobody will ever come close to him.

    Agree with Eric Z. that Kimbo is nothing more than hype. That’s it.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5L6SXSJJQXA63PWKTJFBHSL7GM BADAAM

    hes a paper tiger