Kimbo Slice Boxing Debut Opponent Announced

August 13, 2011

Buffalo Run Casino

Miami, Oklahoma



An opponent has been chosen for Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson's professional boxing debut on August 13

at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma, and he is Springfield, Missouri's James Wade (0-1).


The two will meet in the four-round heavyweight main event of a Gary Shaw Productions and Tony Holden

Promotions night of boxing.


Wade lost his debut in January of this year, but will be looking to make history in his second fight.


"Just like in MMA, Kimbo Slice is walking around with bull's-eye on his back. His opponents know they can

make themselves known to the world if they can take him out," said Jared Shaw, Team Kimbo Promotional

Advisor. "To Kimbo it's a pro boxing debut. To James Wade, this is a world championship fight."


According to Shaw, Slice's goal in his first fight will be to prove with his performance that he always belonged

in a boxing ring.


Tickets for the professional boxing debut of Kimbo Slice are priced at $38, $48 and $68 and are

available through



- Andre Courtemanche

  Communications Director

  Gary Shaw Productions


- Ricardo Rodriguez-Rivera

  Communications Director

  Universal Promotions, Inc.


- Press Release from



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