No surprise in Kimbo Slice's pro boxing debut. The fearsome-looking ex backyard brawler turned MMA invader turned pro pugilist beat up James Wade, scoring a TKO in round one in an off TV bout at the Buffalo Run casino in Miami, Oklahoma on Saturday night.
Kimbo (born in the Bahamas, living in Florida; age 37) came out guns a blazing on the green-looking Wade (from Missouri; age 39; 0-1 entering, stopped in his sole fight). A flurry capped by a right uppercut dropped Wade, who fell on his back, his head falling onto the first ring rope. The crowd exploded like Ali felled Foreman, raising a louder ruckus than at any time in the Wladimir Klitschko-David Haye fight.
Slice walked to the ring with his oldest son, and then wasted no time in finishing the task, so he could head back to the locker room.
He'll stay busy, as everyone involved knows he has a way to go before he can start thinking of meeting seasoned pros, and looks to glove up again on Oct. 15, foe TBD.
Who will win? Wladimir Klitschko or Tyson Fury?