GRAND ISLAND, NE – Electrifying heavyweight Kimbo Slice, aka Kevin Ferguson, needed only 1:52 to register a phenomenal knockout of Tay Bledsoe in tonight’s main event on the “Rumble In The Heartland” card, presented by Gary Shaw Productions and Legacy Communications, at Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska.
Slice (2-0, 2 KOs), who is co-promoted by Gary Shaw and Tony Holden, continued to show improvement in the ring with world-class trainer John David Jackson in his corner. The former Internet combat fighting sensation came out fast and ended the night with a powerful, one-punch overhand right, stopping Bledsoe who remained motionless for several minutes. Slice’s first pro fight lasted only 17 seconds.
Washington D.C. heavyweight Maurice Byarm scored three knockdowns in the opening round, finishing veteran Clinton Boldrige in the first round (1:14) to remain unbeaten, while middleweight Abel Perry (16-5, 7 KOs) battled his way to a unanimous decision victory against Patrick Thompson (17-17-1, 7 KOs).
Kevin“Kimbo Slice” Ferguson (2-0, 2 KOs), Coral Springs, FL WKO1 (1:52) Tay Bledsoe (2-4, 2 KOs), Omaha, NE
Maurice Byarm (13-0-1, 9 KOs), Washington D.C. WTKO1 (1:14) Clinton Boldridge (9-17-1, 7 KOs), St. Joseph, MO.
Sean Wilson (6-6, 1 KO), Cambridge, NE WDEC4 Reuben Rodriguez (3-7, 0 KOs), Kearney, NY
Abel Perry (16-5, 7 KOs), Colorado Springs, CO WDEC8 Patrick Thompson (17-17-1, 7 KOs), Lincoln, NE
Brandon“Pit Bull” Quintana (4-7, 3 KOs), Kearney, NE WTKO2 ( ) Sook Suyajuck (2-7-1, 2 KOs), Kansas City, MO.