Kimbo Slice puts hapless James Wade to sleep

Phil Jay 13/08/2011

Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson exploded into the professional boxing ranks last night with a devastating first round KO victory over novice James Wade at the Buffalo Run Casino in Oklahoma.

The 37 year-old, who became famous for his internet street fights before moving into Mixed Martial Arts, walked his opponent down in the opening seconds before unleashing a huge uppercut to knock Wade, 39, out cold through the ropes.

It took officials at ringside several minutes to clear the stricken boxer from the edge of the ring as Slice announced himself into pugilism with stunning intent.

Given his age, the US-based Bahamian cannot afford to hang around and will have to step up his class of opponent pretty quickly as he brings some much-needed excitement into what is currently a dull heavyweight division.