Streetfighting sensation turned "The Ultimate Fighter 10" cast member Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson earned a first-round knockout win in his professional boxing debut.
The win – which came via crushing right hand and left 39-year-old opponent James Wade draped over the bottom rope – took all of 10 seconds.
Team Kimbo promotional advertiser Jared Shaw told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com
) Slice took the first step toward his future and is likely to return on Oct. 15.
"We realize this is a climb, and Kimbo is serious about making a run in this sport," Shaw said. "Before to can walk, you crawl. Before you reach the roof, you climb, and that is what we are doing. We are working our way through the division and plan to matriculate up the rankings.
"Aug. 13 is the day the real YouTube phenomenon Kimbo Slice made his statement. He's here, and he's not leaving until someone else's gloves say so. In my opinion, he's the toughest out in the heavyweight division due to his true one-punch knockout power."
Wade was fighting for just the second time and is now 0-2. Shaw said he will continue to move Slice's career forward at an acceptable pace and hopes the bearded brawler's MMA fans will continue to follow his boxing career.
"We thank all the fans and MMA loyalists that continue to follow Kimbo's career," Shaw said. "We hope MMA can respect boxing and boxing can respect MMA. Kimbo is a competitor and a fan of both. We are back."
Slice's next competitor has yet to be determined. And while Shaw said Oct. 15 is the most likely date, he also said at least two different hosting sites are under consideration.