If you bought a ticket to see Kimbo Slice attempt to extend his professional boxing record to 4-0 with a win over Mike Glenn on March 24, you might want to get yourself a refund — that is unless you want to watch him fight a lesser opponent instead.
CagePotato.com has learned from a source close to Glenn who contacted us Tuesday afternoon that Slice, whose real name is Kevin Ferguson, has bowed out of the bout. According to the source the former UFC fighter allegedly told the promoter that he would still participate in the event if they found him another opponent, but explicably stated that he did not want to fight Glenn.
Now the promoter is scrambling to find an opponent for Glenn, a Strikeforce vet who holds a 5-6 record in MMA, who was to make his boxing debut against Slice in the main event of the show in front of his hometown crowd at the O’Reilly Center in Springfield, Missouri in less than two weeks. FYI, the only stoppage on Glenn’s MMA record was a doctor stoppage due to a cut, so maybe Kimbo didn’t like the odds of knocking him out.
Glenn posted the following statement on his Facebook page moments ago:
“Just [want] to tell everybody that bought tixs to see me fight kimbo that he has back[ed] out of the fight… Uh, don’t know why but he has pulled out. He is still on the card, but he wants to fight someone else… Huh, weird!!! To all the people that bought tix to see me I’m sorry, it’s not my doing. Just thought I would let u all know.”
We’ll have more info as we get it, but this news doesn’t help legitimize Slice’s pugilistic career and reputation as a can-crusher. It does add to his recent double-cross experience on his resume.
Way to screw the promoter, fans and the friends and family of your opponent who were all excited for this fight, Mr. Slice. Looks like Gary Shaw was right about him.