Kimbo Slice’s latest boxing match was a fake, according to one of his heavyweight peers.
Sean McCorkle, who like Slice holds the distinction of having been a part of the UFC heavyweight roster, did not believe his eyes when he saw Slice’s performance and KO win over Brian Green at the weekend.
Via a post on The Underground:
“I can't believe that anyone is expected to believe that, that was a real fight. And not just the knockout at the end, which by the way was the worst acting I've seen outside of a Shaquille O'Neal movie. I mean the whole fight.
“Kimbo has either regressed considerably in his hand speed and technique since his UFC days, or he was only throwing at about 25% - 50% that entire fight. Not that he was ever any good to begin with, but that looked like extremely, and I mean EXTREMELY light sparring.
“And what the hell was up with them talking to each other in the clinch for like 10 seconds? They need to take some lessons from pro wrestlers on how to discreetly choreograph pretend fighting during the match.
“It'd even be different if this was a case of Kimbo just having someone way outclassed athletically or skill wise. That kind of thing is routine in boxing, and a necessary evil in bringing fighters along slowly, and getting them experience without taking a risk of a prospect losing. That fight was faker than anything filmed during the 6-12 (can't remember how many there are) Rocky movies.”
And the reason for McCorkle’s diatribe? Well, it might not simply have been him venting his disappointment as a fight fan. The post concluded with a challenge: “I'd be more than happy to box Kimbo at Gary Shaw's next show, and I'll knock his head off inside of the first 2 rounds.”
The win - three seconds before the end of the fourth and final scheduled round - took Slice to 4-0 as a professional boxer. His next outing is already set, a May 12th booking for the Lucky Star Casino in Concho, Oklahoma.
His opponent has not yet been named, but is unlikely to be a significant threat.