Kimbo Slice DID NOT Quit Boxing, FYI

BY Michael Woods ON January 20, 2011
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th_pic6Word trickled to Kimbo Slice, that he was done as a fighter, that his body was so broken down he was unable to train, that he was transferring to pro wrestling. His jaw muscles clenched, and his brow furrowed. He was pissed.

But he didn't punt a puppy, or blast his fist through some drywall. Instead, he made clear to his inner circle that he wanted to set the record straight.

No, he communicated to TSS through spokesman/advisor "Icey" Mike Imber, he is not through as a fighter, not in MMA, or in boxing. Furthermore, we learn, reports that he was going to jump ship to pro wrestling, and take part in an event in Japan on February 5th were incorrect.

Imber told TSS that yes indeed, in October Slice was letting some injuries heal up, and during that time, he was offered a part in The Scorpion King 3, which was filming in early December in Thailand. "But he didn't quit anything," Inber stressed to TSS. "He wanted the experience, and to get this side money. But it's "when," not "if" he will fight again. When will he start training again? Pretty effing soon. He's getting antsy!"

As for the pro wrestling gig, Inber told TSS that there were negotiations for a Japan appearance, but "it didn't pan out." That may be an option down the line, the advisor said.

Imber said also that Slice hasn't, as has been rumored, shut the door on mixed martial arts. But he intends to box first. "He's 36," Inber said. "Other guys are fighting into their 40s. He's a fighter, he will fight!"

Comment on this article

Radam G says:

The nowadays heavyweight division stinks! But the deadbeats and chumps, with the most serious action being their heartbreaks pounding inside their chests, would probably "murda' da bum," Bimbo Spice -- I mean Kimbo Slice. In his armor, there are too many kinks. In da boxin' game, Ray "Merciless" Mercer would put dat arse on ice. Run, DUDE, RUN! Save yourself from a serious thumpin.' In dat squared jungle of whup arse, ya' won't find any fun. Just outta yo' face, a lot of blood pumpin.' Keep makin' those movies, ya'll last longa!' In this legal mayhem game, ya be 'an instant gona!' Holla!

amayseng says:

what is he 245 lbs?
i weigh 168 i will fight him today.
this is a total joke that this dude is going to try boxing next after being knocked out by a jab by a guy 60 lbs lighter during an mma bout.
the dude has no skills, brawling is not a skill. he is there to be hit, all day..
skills pay the bills..
lets hopefully never talk about him again.

brownsugar says:

Ditto,... dude should be taking intertainment jobs pretending to be a fighter,.. there's nothing left for him in the fight game.

Editor Mike says:

He is a character. Eager to see how far he could go in the fight game. Has a real good chin. Stamina's his biggest issue I'd say.

Radam G says:

NOPE! Trust ME! Dat sucka does not have a boxing chin or a chance. Even the weakest of this era of heavyweight marshmellows and tomato cans would kayo KS with a single shot. [Everybodeee and dey momma look tough until they get in that squared jungle with a REAL fighter. Going by the Queensberry's Rules, these chumps go to sleep ASAP!] I would love to see him get it on with ex-WBO champion Ray Mercer, who he made tap out in less than a minute in a UFC dance. The "Merciless" one would probably kayo KS within 15 seconds in a squared jungle tangle. But I know that Ray would wanna play cat and mouse to get revenge. Beside, EM, KS has a mental weakness, not a stamina one. He folds against any body who fights him back and hurt or bloody his arse. These types of cojones--less jokers come a dime a dozen. Holla!

Real Talk says:

Looking forward to seeing Cotto in the ring again keeping busy and getting sharper. I'm curious to see how he has improved under the master trainer Manny Stew. Dueces

FighterforJC says:

While people on TSS are laughing at Kimbo and talking like they're tougher and better fighters than Kimbo, Kimbo is out there getting movie offers, pro wrestling gigs and a chance to make even more money by being an opponent in a pro boxing match. He's doing good for himself.

amayseng says:

did you seen ray knock out tim sylvia in an mma bout? tim was prime and 2 years removed from ufc champion and ray crumbled him like a building with one shot.....

amayseng says:

apparently this was directed at me...am i a pro fighter no, but neither is he. however, i have been boxing for 15 years, i put other sports first when i was younger because of the offers i received....however, this has absolutely has nothing to do with the man not having the skills or ability to box. good for him im glad hes making some money and getting some fame but money and fame dont buy your way into heaven so i wont be jealous when he gets it... the fact is the man goes from one failure to the next, and a boxer he is not. being strong and lifting weights has nothing to do with having boxing skills

FighterforJC says:

did you seen ray knock out tim sylvia in an mma bout? tim was prime and 2 years removed from ufc champion and ray crumbled him like a building with one shot.....


Absolutely. It proves that Ray Mercer can knock Tim Sylvia out with one shot and make him crumble like a building.

FighterforJC says:

apparently this was directed at me...am i a pro fighter no, but neither is he. however, i have been boxing for 15 years, i put other sports first when i was younger because of the offers i received....however, this has absolutely has nothing to do with the man not having the skills or ability to box. good for him im glad hes making some money and getting some fame but money and fame dont buy your way into heaven so i wont be jealous when he gets it... the fact is the man goes from one failure to the next, and a boxer he is not. being strong and lifting weights has nothing to do with having boxing skills


Kimbo has boxing skills. He's not great but you don't beat up chumps off the street with consistency unless you're a high level chump. Kimbo submitted Ray Mercer in a glorified streetfight and Mercer didn't even get a chance to fight back. At the end of the day, boxing skill or no boxing skill, boxing exists for our entertainment, and Kimbo is entertaining.

Radam G says:

Let's deal with da real. One must face that KS has to climb a steep hill, and it will be no thrill. Let me school ya, because I will not try ta fool ya! I'll be fly ta ya, before I lie ya. In regulated boxing, Kimbo Slice will be no G-man or G-animal. He has strickly been a streetfighter in bareknuckles. Putting boxing gloves, boxing shoes, a boxing cup and boxing trunks on him is the same as giving Superman kryptonite. Even the surface of that squared jungle is bad for KS. Da dude is use to the footing that he gets on back yard grass [he is probably smoking that other type of grass, lmfao.] or on a parking lot. Boxing is not called "The Sweet Science" for nothing. Back LOOOOOONNNNNNNNNGGGGGGGGG, LONG ago in the day, when boxers fought in bareknuckles not many bareknuckle fighters could cross over to wearing gloves and fighting on a canvas, instead of a roped-off area of a yard. There were not many John L Sullivans -- a bareknucklers who could, did and would cross over. The types of canvas[es] that boxing uses today is roughly 30 years old. These plastic/rubber types of canvas[es] started becoming the norm in the early 1980s. Many boxers, who was use to the old-school ones refused to fight unless a clause was put in their contract for the old school ones that were made out of some type of strong cloth and/or rough hide. [TSSU boxing scribes can get on their research and have my back on this one. Evolution -- call it change -- is all around us. Even in the hurt bitnezz. That is why it is difficult to compare long-ago yesteryears' pugilists with nowadays. Every dang thing is different -- the attire, the mouthpiece, the ring, the rule, etc., etc.

After being so successful with bareknuckle fighting in yards and parking lots, KS will never get use to using boxing handwraps and gloves. And he will never establish the proper balance and footing on a boxing canvas with boxing shoes on. For he is glued to doing his thing with his bare feet or tennis shoes. [The canvas and the mitts were the main reason IMHO that KS was revealed in da UFC/MMA jive.] The way KS punches with his bare fists won't work with boxing mitts on. TRUST ME! Putting KS in boxing attire is just as bad as giving Superman kryptonite koolaide or ice tea. By the way, where is TSS reader Koolaid? Anyway, there nuthin' but luv for Kimbo Slice. Smacking talkin' is a part of the fight culture, but we can get Real Talk too. We don't spit racist jive to one another, but we talk serious SMACK, babbbeeee! If Kimbo Slice knew who I was tomorrow, he'd laugh his arse off and call me midget writey write. Then say, "How ya lik' da smell of my spice? All da bimbos luv me! Thanks for keyboard tappin' me as Bimbo Spice, dat was funny and nice!" Holla!

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