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Kimbo Slice ready for a career in boxing

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"Boxing is really my first desire. I have a lot of love for it and believe I can do pretty well. [The sport of] MMA is somewhat of a project for me. Boxing is one dimensional while there are a lot of dimensions in MMA. I don't think it would be a hard transition from MMA to stand-up boxing because of my fighting style. Not taking anything away from boxing preparation, MMA training is extremely hard. When you consider martial arts training, you have to prepare for kicks to the head and legs, and opponents wanting to grapple and throwing you to the ground, pounding you with their knees and hands, whereas in boxing you just have to be prepared to weave and bob although the training can be just as intense. At this point in my career, I want to take that same drive and focus that I invested in MMA and put that into training for pro-boxing cards."

-Former EliteXC headliner Kevin Ferguson considers a move to boxing after the rise and fall of his very brief MMA career. "Kimbo Slice" still has two MMA fights remaining on his contract and hasn't competed since losing in just 14 seconds at Elite XC: "Heat" on October 4, 2008 to replacement fighter Seth Petruzelli. Can Kimbo recapture some of the hype that propelled him into a main event in front of millions on CBS? Or has the former backyard brawler used up his fifteen minutes? Time will tell...

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