Kimbo Slice: Fighting Tune-Up for Roy Jones SaturdayWritten by Lee Cleveland
Kevin Ferguson (a.k.a. Kimbo Slice) will fight Saturday against Howard Jones (5-4, 5 KO) in Miami, OK. The bout is scheduled for four rounds.
According to WBN, the former street fighter and mixed martial artist indicated he wanted this bout which is seemingly a tune-up prior to facing Roy Jones Jr.
Roy Jones vs Kimbo Slice may happen in December or January in Jamaica or the US.
Also, promoter Gary Shaw has stated the bout, which was previously announced as an exhibition, will be a fully sanctioned fight.
Although Roy Jones (56-8, 40 KO), who will turn 44 in January, is naturally much smaller and has struggled in the ring since 2004, will any commission allow a fighter with five bouts to face a former world champion with 64 pro bouts on his ledger?
In his most recent bout, the 38 year old Kimbo Slice (5-0, 4 KO) knocked out Jesse Porter (then 3-4) in the first round last May, recording his fouth stoppage in five bouts.
Who is Howard Jones?
Not much is known about this fighter. Although he's 5-4 with 5 knockouts, the 40 year old pugilist has lost four in row, all by knockout.
In addition, he must be a chunky fella. He's listed as only 5'10"/178cm but has weighed as much as 262 lbs/118.8 kg for a bout. Lastly, one could surmise he's rusty as well because he hasn't fought since September 17, 2011 and weighed a hefty 253 lbs/114.8kg for the bout.
Kimbo isn't taking any chances.
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