Kimbo Slice will be back in a boxing ring on February 11 in Missouri. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)
Kimbo Slice will be back in a boxing ring on February 11 in Springfield, Missouri, as the 37-year-old former streetfight king and UFC also-ran continues an alleged boxing career against another stiff opponent.
Slice (3-0, 2 KO) fought three times for Gary Shaw Productions in 2010, beating a collection of guys so bad that they make Mike Lee's opponents look good, and he'll continue in that direction next time out, facing Robert Bruce (2-0, 2 KO).
Bruce, 29, is indeed undefeated, but he also hasn't fought in five years, beat two guys he outweighed by 51 and 60 pounds, and neither of his previous opponents had ever boxed before. The second opponent was Eric Crittendon, who has been around as a knockaround guy since then.
I've said before I've got no problem with Kimbo, really, and I don't. He seems like an alright guy. But I do have a problem with talking about his "boxing career" as if there's any substance to it. He's going to do this until he gets bored and the first half-decent guy he fights will smoke him. It's really that simple. He's not good enough and he's too old.