EXCLUSIVE: Kimbo Slice brushes off any talk of Klitschko fight

Kimbo Slice

Street-fighter Kimbo Slice fights for the second time as a professional boxer later this month amidst mass hysteria over his boxing debut when the former MMA star knocked out James Wade in the opening seconds whilst carrying a knee injury.

The 37-year-old fights Tay Bledsoe (2-3 2 KO’s) in Nebraska on the 15th of October. Kimbo Slice should not have problems improving his record to 2-0 at the Heartlands Event Center.

Talk of world title fights is far from the Bahaman-born fighter’s mind, though. Kimbo, real name Kevin Ferguson, told WBN that he is just taking one contest at a time until his promoter Gary Shaw is ready to step him up in class.

“I’ve been training hard for my next fight,” Slice told World Boxing News.

“You know, as far as titles are concerned, I’m really not sure. I guess that would be up to my promoter and trainer.

“All I know is that I have a lot of work to do until I reach that level. But I am loving boxing, and I am loving the work.”

Slice has given himself no deadlines to reach title level, judging by his first two opponents. The Floridian is taking baby steps into boxing as he gets used to the rigors of being a professional boxer.

KIMBO SLICE

The interest in Slice as a commodity is intense, and fans are already talking about a possible future bout with undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

A bout with the Ukrainian is a long way away for the backyard brawler, if ever.

But there is no doubt that it will be an exciting ride to see if Slice can hone his skills enough to reach anywhere near the top of the sport.

Phil Jay – Editor of World Boxing News since 2010 with over one billion views. Follow WBN on Twitter @WorldBoxingNews.