Video: St. Charles Man Lasts 10 Seconds in Ring with Kimbo Slice
Update: Daily RFT spoke to James Wade this afternoon. The boxer tells us that the fight actually lasted 17 seconds, not the ten seconds we reported earlier. It was an uppercut to the chin that knocked Wade to the mat. He says he was unconscious for a few seconds and is still a bit groggy today.
James Wade: Don't worry. He's okay.
On the flip side, Wade says his seventeen seconds with Kimbo Slice were the fastest $2,000 he's ever earned, and he's confident that he could kick Slice's ass in his favored sport -- jiu jitsu.
"Without a doubt I could take him," says the 205-pound Wade, who gave up 22 pounds to Slice (real name Keven Ferguson) on Saturday night. Wade says he had very little interaction with Slice before or after the fight.
"I always talk to opponents," says Wade. "But he didn't have that all. At the weigh-in he just did that ghetto, I'm-going-to-stare-you-down-and-scare-you thing. And after the fight, well, I was kind of out of it."
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On Friday, 39-year-old James Wade of St. Charles told us he had a strategy for handling backyard bruiser Kimbo Slice in the latter's first professional boxing match this weekend.
Wade, an 0-1 professional boxer, said he was "planning to move a lot and throw straight punches." Well, Wade sort of accomplished his goal. He quickly moved into the corner -- and then was thrown straight to the canvas in a KO that took just ten seconds after the opening bell of Round 1. Here's a clip of the fight and its aftermath that (at nearly two minutes) lasts approximately fifteen times longer than the actual bout.