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 California.”
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.