UFC veteran and street fighting icon “Kimbo Slice” Kevin Ferguson will make his professional boxing debut against 0-1 James Wade in the main event of an August 13 card at Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
The matchup was first reported by MMAWeekly.
The Missouri-based Wade (0-1) may not be the most experienced or well-known boxer, but a win over a celebrity like Slice could certainly bring him a fair share of notoriety.
Slice makes his boxing debut on the heels of a mixed martial arts career where he compiled a 4-2 record. Slice parlayed the popularity of his internet street fighting videos into a deal with the now defunct Elite XC promotion. After three wins in the promotion, Slice was knocked out by late replacement Seth Petruzelli in fourteen seconds, thus ending his tenure with the promotion and ultimately leading to the promotion’s demise.
Slice joined the UFC in 2009 as part of the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter,” but was released from the promotion following a TKO loss to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113.
Time will tell if Kimbo will fare better in the ring than in the cage.