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Kimbo Slice: Plenty to do before talk of Klitschko’s

Phil Jay 04/10/2011

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 and should not have any 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 and Kimbo, real name Kevin Ferguson, told World Boxing News 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 and judging by his first two opponents, the Floridian is taking babysteps into boxing as he gets used to the rigours of being a professional boxer.

The interest in Slice as a commodity though is intense and fans are already taking 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 but there is no doubt that it will be an interesting ride to see if Slice can hone his skills enough to reach the top of the sport.