After a failed attempt at a career in Mixed Martial Arts, backyard brawler Kimbo Slice has made his first foray into professional boxing. Saturday night he knocked out novice boxer James Wade in 17 seconds of the first round during his heavyweight boxing debut at the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Oklahoma.
Paramedics were called ringside after Wade was leveled with a right uppercut. He didn’t get up for a good 60 seconds.
Kimbo Slice made a name via videos of his brutal neighborhood fights. He made the leap to professional fighting in 2007 and competed on the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” TV show. He lost in his first fight to veteran Roy Nelson. In his UFC debut, Slice defeated Houston Alexander in the The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights finale but lost in his second UFC fight to Matt Mitrione at UFC 113.