A fantastical 49 year old heavyweight Frantisek Pacalaj from Slovekia with a record of 0-10, 0 KOs with 8 KO losses is currently ranked last of the hundreds of 877th ranked heavyweights out of the 1075 total heavyweight population. Then we have one Miguel Sanchez unrated below even that.
Been a great year for heavyweights overall with some dynamic up and comers in the mix with Wladimir Klitschko making his last all time run at the heavyweight records. 2015 should be a heavyweight breakout year with America’s strongest heavyweight contender Bryant Jennings likely to challenge Wlad at Barclays in New York.
See you then and stay safe for the New Year celebrations….
Kimbo Slice for whatever reason has backed out of his scheduled fight against Alexander Ustinov and officially replaced by longtime fringe heavyweight contender Chauncy Welliver. That would be Saturday, December 11th at the Dynamo Palace of Sports, Moscow
Be interesting to see Ustinov against any number of American contenders, but there’s a reason both Tyson Fury and now Kimbo Slice backed out of fights with him as he’s very high risk and low reward, the kiss of death for otherwise worthy fighters of every era going back to the beginning of time.
What was going to be a fairly high profile fight of contrasts might well still be a decent fight from a technical perspective with the blubbery Welliver lasting longer, but the end result looks just as inevitable as the Kimbo fight with Welliver to be knocked out. The 38 year old Ustinov has been a credible top 20 contender who’s time is quickly running out and such will be the hope of the 31 year old Welliver who is quite experienced at 55-9-5 with 22 KOs, that youth and experience will be served.
***12/7 Update: Boxrec removed Kimbo Slices’s name from the venue yesterday and have Raymond Ochieng as his replacement. Such is the shaky nature of some of these promotions. Kimbo lives to fight another day perhaps for bigger bucks than he was too receive.
Well, folks, looks like modern bare knuckle legend Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, is finally cashing in his chips against Alexander Ustinov Saturday, December 11th at the Dynamo Palace of Sports in Moscow.
Ustinov is a professional quality heavyweight boxer out of Belarus quite immense in size and strength, so far up the chain from Slice’s best competition as to become incomprehensible as to why Kimbo would wish to commit career suicide. Well, from Florida to Moscow is quite a long trip for his team to take, so plenty of time to back out of this fight.
That said, likely the great bulk of any betting that goes on is picking the round Kimbo makes his expected exit as a developing fighter. Might be a good time find another job since boxing at a lower level won’t be paying him the expected dividends he has become accustomed to as a celebrity fighter.
Ustinov is only 2 years younger than the 40 year old Kimbo with many more miles on his odometer from MMA and ama/pro boxing, but he has a refreshingly youthful look about him compared to the ancient countenance of Slice who looks a decade older in wear and tear than his 40 years.
Let’s just relax and sit back see how it goes as it should be quite interesting from an action point of view, so good luck gentlemen and happy holidays…