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“TWO WORLDS – ONE CAGE” Kimbo Slice v.s. Ray Mercer

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ, May 3, 2007 — The world heavyweight champion and “baddest man on the planet” has always been crowned in the squared ring dating back to the 1800s. That distinction has been blurred recently with the rise of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Truth be told, it all started with bare-knuckle fighting, two men meeting at a random location with money exchanged between supporters in a winner-take-all brawl. On June 23 Trump Entertainment Resorts, Inc. presents CFFC 5, the “Present World,” former world heavyweight boxing champion Ray Mercer, fighting the “Old World,” underground bare-knuckle legend Kimbo Slice, in the “New World” environment – The Cage, in an MMA bout at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, live on pay-per-view.

Tickets, priced at $50, $75, $100, $200, and $250, are on sale and available at the Boardwalk Hall Box Office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling Ticketmaster at 800-736-1420, or online at ticketmaster.com.
Mercer, former US Army Sergeant, 1988 Olympic Gold medalist and WBO World Heavyweight Champion, enters the CFFC cage as the greatest boxer ever to infiltrate Mixed Martial Arts (MMA). Mercer has fought heavyweight champions from three eras – Larry Holmes, Tim Witherspoon, Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, and Wladimir Klitschko. Kimbo, a product of the internet age, has developed a cult following of a series of bare-knuckle fights, seen by millions, annihilating those who dare call him out.
Says CFFC Matchmaker Gary Marino: “I’ve been working on trying to get Kimbo a fight for the last year. Ray Mercer showed up at CFFC 3 and indicated he wanted to enter MMA. There should be no doubt that this fight will be history in the making.”
Supporters on both sides claim their champion will dominate. It is true that the sport of MMA has never seen striking at the level of Ray Mercer’s and also true that Kimbo is nightmarishly skilled and athletic. Mercer has a background in wrestling and has been training with MMA experts in the Atlantic City area, while Kimbo trains tirelessly at Miami’s famed Freestyle Fighting Academy. The only sure bet right now is that this fight is not to be missed.
Mixed Martial Arts fighting was created to determine the superior form of man-to-man combat and has since evolved into a hybrid sport. This epic contest will deliver only one answer to the question at hand…the street fighter or the prizefighter? You would have to go back to the 19th Century, to The Great John L. Sullivan, the founding figure of boxing in the USA, to find a real fight of this stature.
The card will also feature two title bouts, and ten exciting match-ups in all. If you love fighting, and want to be a part of history, be there on June 23 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey as the referee says “You ready? You ready? LET’S RUN THIS!”
The Mercer vs. Kimbo pay-per-view telecast, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, has a suggested retail price of $29.95, will be distributed by iNDEMAND Pay-Per-View and will be available to more than 61 million pay-per-view homes.
Cage Fury Fighting Championships is sanctioned by the state of New Jersey and the Northern American Boxing Council. The card is subject to change. Additional information about Cage Fury Fighting Championships can be found at www.cagefuryfighting.com or by calling 856-498-0688.


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5 Responses to ““TWO WORLDS – ONE CAGE” Kimbo Slice v.s. Ray Mercer”

  1. Andrew says:

    Mercer will win, plus he is a former Amy Sergeant. Im sure they trained in some forms of unarmed combat!
    Ray may be old but he has chin, punch and experience. Kimbo has none of those. He has never been hit by someone that can punch. I mean come on, Adrayn lol, even that bouncer guy dropped him with a jab!
    Current World champion Wladimi Klitschko [who hits harder than Tyson did] hit him with bombs, Klitschko said afterwards that, “Ray Mercer has the best chin in the world.” Kimbo has no power at all compared to Klitschko so he will have to get an arm bar or something on the ground.

  2. JC says:

    Why is it that nobody ever mentions Mercers age? If Kimbo can’t beat a 47 year old out of shape boxer in an MMA event that he has never taken part in, then Kimbo should stick to fighting crackheads on the internet.

  3. Dan says:

    If ??? Kimbo comes out on top of this one with ray mercer, then he deserves bragging rights as a boxer but I would really like to see him defend his pride on the streets or in the ring, against butterbean or even brock lesner…

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  5. Bypa says:

    This will be BIG! Mercer is a LEGEND although Slice is one too:) In my opinion This will be a fantastic but a short fight. Someone said that Kimbo hasn’t got power in his fists… I think that this is not true. When you fight on the ring you must move and punch different than in a streetfight, becouse on the streets there are no rules, and you can get hit everywhere (Golota style:), while on the ring you worry only of your face and body. Belive me – I know someting about it, I trained boxing and shootfighting and theese are really two different worlds… Mercer maybe is old but his skills are fantastic. Every boxing fan knows it very well:) Shitty about it is that polish tv wont be showing this spectacle… Damn… :/

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