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Kimbo Slice Selects Opponent for Boxing Debut

With his MMA experiment an overall failure after immense early buzz through the now defunct Elite XC and later the UFC, boxing represents the 37-year-old Slice's last opportunity to make a name for himself in a professional combat sport.

Former street and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice will start his boxing career against another novice fighter in Springfield, Missouri’s James Wade (0-1) on August 13 in Miami, Oklahoma.

The 39-year-old Wade’s only fight to date was his January debut at cruiserweight against another debuting fighter in Carlos Torres. Wade lost the fight via a third round KO.

With his MMA experiment an overall failure after immense early buzz through the now defunct Elite XC and later the UFC, boxing represents the 37-year-old Slice’s last opportunity to make a name for himself in a professional combat sport. In addition, his advisor Jared Shaw says every opponent, no matter unheralded, will be at their very best to make a name for themselves off Slice.

“Just like in MMA, Kimbo Slice is walking around with bull’s-eye on his back,” Shaw explained. “His opponents know they can make themselves known to the world if they can take him out. To Kimbo it’s a pro boxing debut. To James Wade, this is a world championship fight.”

Run by Gary Shaw Promotions, Slice vs. Wade will be held at the Buffalo Run Casino with tickets priced between $38-$68 through www.buffalorun.com.

 

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