Kimbo Slice, the former UFC and EliteXC mixed martial artist, made boxing look easy last night against Tay Bledsoe with this one punch KO.
Brent Brookhouse gives us all the background we need on the estimable Bledsoe:
Tay Bledsoe entered the ring with a 2-3 record having won his first two bouts and then getting knocked out in 1:18 of the first round, 1:35 of the first round and 0:55 of the second round. Needless to say, this was not exactly a bout that many in the boxing world will be taking too seriously, regardless of what Jared Shaw might say.
He goes on to add some commentary about the handling of Kimbo's career:
He's being carefully matched in hopes that they can get him some TV slots and make a little money, a 37 year old fighting carefully handpicked bums who honestly belong (and have fought) at cruiserweight isn't some sign of Kimbo's long term legitimacy and meaning in the sport. He's an attraction, not a champion. That's all there is to it. And if he doesn't watch his fitness level he won't even be an attraction unless he's looking to become the new king of the four rounders.