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So, Roy Jones Jr. And ‘Kimbo Slice’ Are Going to Fight Each Other

If it wasn’t already crystal clear that former pound for pound boxing great Roy Jones Jr.’s near twenty-five year career had gone on for far too long, Thursday it was announced that he will fight Kevin ‘Kimbo Slice’ Ferguson in Jamaica in December. This fight that no one asked for and that no self-respecting athletic commission would sanction is apparently being made possible by something called Giomax Entertainment Company and Stewart’s Auto Sales.


Jones went the first fourteen years or so of his professional boxing career without a real loss (He was disqualified for hitting Montell Griffin while he was down in 1997 and promptly KO’d him when they re-matched five months later) and dominated multiple weight classes on his way to being considered, at times, the world’s best boxer, pound for pound. But since 2004 Jones has gone 7-7, with four of those losses being ugly knockouts or TKO’s.

And so, it has come to this for Jones Jr. Fighting Slice, who is best known for fighting boxing schlubs in South Florida and having those sloppy competitions posted on YouTube, will be a career-low for Jones.

Sure, Kimbo moved past dock boxing to, first, getting propped (EliteXC) and then easily over matched (UFC) up in MMA, and since moving to professional boxing recently he’s built a 5-0 record. We can’t begrudge Slice his financial success and for taking his fame and running with it but Jones has over sixty professional boxing matches, before that was an Olympian (Do yourself a favor and see him dominate the ’88 Olympics and then get screwed out of the gold medal, if you haven’t already).

Jones Jr. vs. Kimbo is a textbook example of the worst part of the fight world – businessmen trying to make a quick buck with sad and silly match ups that exploit fighters and put them at risk. We really have no interest in promoting this bout anymore than we just have so if you want details of when this piece of garbage is supposed to happen, and where, check out the doting article written by The Jamaican Observer.

- Elias Cepeda

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Alan K- September 23, 2012 at 7:53 am
I'm excited. I love a good trainwreck.
roachtbp- September 22, 2012 at 2:46 pm
I want to see this fight.
Desperado- September 22, 2012 at 1:10 pm
After shooting that video, I guess fighting Kimbo Slice is the logical next step to oblivion...
tmanifold- September 22, 2012 at 11:41 am
It is being billed as an exhibition not a sanctioned fight.
SethF- September 22, 2012 at 12:54 pm
Hence why "that no self-respecting athletic commission would sanction"
Fried Taco- September 22, 2012 at 11:04 am
Why do I expect this to be more like two dudes in a ring, chilling and listening to reggae music while smoking a big reefer?
Fried Taco- September 22, 2012 at 11:09 am
And the third guy in the ring with them would be the "reeferee"...