Former UFC fighter Kimbo Slice will make his overdue boxing debut in the main event of an August 13 card in Miami…Oklahoma, but does not yet have an opponent for the four-round bout.
“He’s completely focused on his boxing career and excited to showcase his talents inside the squared circle,” Jared Shaw, Team Kimbo Promotion Advisor, said in a release. “Kimbo Slice is hungry and when that man wants his bread, he’s scary.”
Slice went 1-1 in the UFC after his 14-second upset loss to Seth Petruzelli brought an end to EliteXC in 2008, winning his Octaon debut over Houston Alexander at The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale before being released last May following a second-round TKO to Matt Mitrione.
Meanwhile, Slice’s former MMA home, ProElite, has been resurrected by new investors and will also return in August with an event on Aug. 27 in Honolulu, Hawaii. No bouts or broadcast plans have been announced for the card, but the promotion is being led by former Strikeforce matchmaker Rich Chou and former ICON owner T.J. Thompson.
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