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Old 05-15-2008, 05:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Possible Kimbo Slice vs Mike Tyson

Gary Shaw open to "Kimbo" vs. Mike Tyson bout
by MMAjunkie.com Staff on May 15, 2008 at 5:08 pm ET
EliteXC Live Events President Gary Shaw said he's had no talks with Mike Tyson or any of his representatives, but he's certainly open to the idea of EliteXC heavyweight Kevin "Kimbo Slice" Ferguson taking on the legendary boxer.

The website MediaTakeOut.com today reported that Tyson has tentatively agreed to fight Ferguson under the EliteXC banner.

Shaw denied any negotiations for the bout but said he'd "make that fight in a heartbeat."

"I have the media report about Mike," Shaw said during a media conference call today. "I've had no discussions with Mike or anyone around Mike. I know Mike. Yes, I would make that fight in a heartbeat."

Tyson, 41, owns a 58-6 career boxing record and was the world's undisputed heavyweight champion and the youngest man ever to win a world heavyweight title. He won his first 37 fights (with 33 knockouts) but hasn't competed since a June 2005 sixth-round TKO loss to Kevin McBride. It was his third loss in his past four fights.

According to the report, the fight with Ferguson would take place "late this year or early next."

As MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) reported last month, Ferguson recently signed a contract extension with EliteXC. Insiders says that Shaw, a longtime boxing promoter, spearheaded the effort to extend Ferguson's deal with the company.

Source: www.mmajunkie.com

If Gary Shaw can get this fight to happen, it will be huge. Yah i know I will here lots of Kimbo sucks and Tyson is old and washed up but just think about this fights hype. It could easily be one of the biggest fights oney wise in MMA history. It will bring in boxing fans s well as MMA
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Old 05-15-2008, 05:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah I was reading about this on Sherdog lol.
I would say this sucks, but it really doesn't, it would be absolutely HUGE for MMA.
Can you imagine Elite XC put this fight on PPV? Even though it's not the best fight, I think alot of people would buy it for the hell of it.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:18 PM   #3 (permalink)

 
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So this would be Kimbo/Mercer 2? If this happens it should be a boxing match at least then its reasonably unbiased.
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Old 05-15-2008, 06:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Old 05-15-2008, 08:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Good for MMA? Hardly. Just another "shock" factor show. Actually I would not even want to be associated with all the poser fans who would show up to watch it. Pathetic it will be.
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It may not be a good fight, but when Mikey has Kimbo's ear in mouth it will be entertaining.

Oh and the fight would probably get a lot of people to watch it.
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Tyson is just not good anymore. This is getting pretty irritating, Kimbo fighting cans and has beens.

I mean really when is he going to fight somebody respectable?

He's of course going to look great against fighters of this calibur.

If this fight happens it is a JOKE.
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i would not pay for i still would not mind seeing it tho
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i would not pay for i still would not mind seeing it tho
I would not pay for it either. The only Kimbo fights I would pay to watch would be against real contenders. For example Rodgers, Silva and so fourth.

I really hope this Tyson crap doesn't happen.
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Tyson is just not good anymore. This is getting pretty irritating, Kimbo fighting cans and has beens.

I mean really when is he going to fight somebody respectable?

He's of course going to look great against fighters of this calibur.

If this fight happens it is a JOKE.
It's not that Tyson isn't good anymore it's more so the fact that he doesn't train.

The thing with this fight that intrigues me is that Kimbo considers himself a brawler but would he really want to stand with Mike? He could use kicks to try and chop down Tyson but we haven't seen kick from Kimbo. Does he then take the fight to the ground where he has the best chance? If he did that how would his "fans" take to him using the ground game instead of KO'ing Tyson? If he did take Tyson down and gnp his way to the win, he could still say he beat Tyson so would that be enough for his fans to justify him not standing with Tyson?
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