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Roy Jones vs. Kimbo in Talks, Will Not Be an Exhibition

By Rick Reeno

Promoter Gary Shaw has confirmed to BoxingScene.com that there are actual ongoing discussions to make a fight between heavyweight Kevin Ferguson AKA Kimbo Slice (5-0, 4KOs) and former four division world champion Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40KOs).

Kimbo, 38, became an internet sensation with his street fight videos that generated millions of views on Youtube.

He then became a popular Mixed Martial Arts fighter in EliteXC and UFC. After suffering a TKO loss at UFC 113, he was cut by the company and walked away from Mixed Martial Arts with a record of 4-2.

He made his boxing debut in August of 2011.

Contrary to numerous published reports, Shaw indicates the fight will not be an exhibition.

"It would not be an exhibition, but a legitimate fight, sanctioned by a boxing commission," Shaw, who handles Kimbo, told BoxingScene.com.

While the two sides continue to talk, Shaw makes it clear that they are even close to a deal - with the terms, location, venue, and the money - still not agreed upon.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by TheGreatA on 09-25-2012

Must Roy Jones insist with continuing to go on with this farce? Shaw is a sad case. He drove away all his fighters and is now reduced to promoting the likes of Kimbo.

Comment by sdcluser on 09-25-2012

how about roy vs anne wolf.

Comment by elfag on 09-24-2012

[QUOTE=southpaw_07;12543009]Gary Shaw and his King Kong freak. Shaw is really disgusting, doing anything that can bring him money [IMG]http://i100.photobucket.com/albums/m1/superbrawl21/Corpus%20Christi%20Nov%202007/KimboSlicevsGaryShaw.jpg[/IMG][/QUOTE] He tries to act like he is morally better than the others. He is just as big of a scum bucket…

Comment by Thurman on 09-24-2012

I hope their face off doesn't look like this.... [url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJdIzBKxZe4[/url]

Comment by Thurman on 09-24-2012

Kimbo is no problem if he keeps sticking and moving. But if he starts showboating, rope-a-dope or some fancy ****, it could end badly.

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