Slice Annihilates Debut Opponent!
10 Seconds Later: Kimbo Slice is 1-0, with 1 Devastating KO
August 13, 2011
Buffalo Run Casino
Last night, on a card promoted by Gary Shaw Productions and Tony Holden Promotions at the Buffalo Run
Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, Street Certified fighting legend Kimbo Slice made a very impressive debut in
professional boxing, as he knocked opponent James Wade completely unconscious with a right
hook/uppercut in just 10 seconds.
Slice, the former MMA star who gained notoriety with his brutal You Tube-posted street fights, moved his
record to 1-0, 1 KO with a punch that left poor Wade draped over the bottom rope like linguine. Paramedics
and on-site medical staff were able to revive Wade after a few minutes.
Reminiscent of the "hookercut" that made former heavyweight contender Razor Ruddock famous, Slice
brought a half hook/half uppercut to the chin of Wade and he was out before he hit the canvas. "I don't feel
like I got completely under the punch," said a humble slice, post-fight. "I don't give myself a good
performance in there, but I'm serious about making a run in boxing and I'm headed right back to camp in
The crowd in attendance would disagree with Slice's evaluation, as they went absolutely insane at the
awesome display of power.
"They love him here," said promoter Gary Shaw. "His ring entrance music was drowned out completely by
their cheering. It really made for an exciting atmosphere. That's the electricity Kimbo brings when he fights."
Slice says he enjoyed his time in Miami, Oklahoma, and wishes to give back for their hospitality. "I was
touched by the community and my heart went out to Joplin, Missouri, so I'm donating a portion of my purse
to the relief fund."
Slice says he's ready to go whenever advisor Jared Shaw says. His next scheduled fight will be on October
15. The site is still being determined.
In undercard action, surging heavyweight prospect Franklin Lawrence of Indianapolis moved his record to
16-2, 11 KOs with a first-round stoppage (2:31) of Arkansas journeyman Marcus Rhode.
- Andre Courtemanche
Gary Shaw Productions
- Ricardo Rodriguez-Rivera
Universal Promotions, Inc.
- Press Release from bigmediabuzz.com