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Silva and Kimbo should meet in the squared circle

Steve Cofield
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Enough of the boxing talk from Anderson Silva and Kimbo Slice. Silva re-ignited the discussion of taking a shot at boxing with the news that he's working with Freddie Roach. Roach confirms Silva's appearance at The Wild Card Boxing Club in Los Angeles in this video. The UFC middleweight champ is working with the renowned boxing trainer just like Andrei Arlovski, B.J. Penn and Sokoudjou have in the past. He may simply be trying to improve his hands for what could be an upcoming fight against Chuck Liddell at UFC 95 or we may have to again listen to the ridiculous notion that he wants to fight Roy Jones Jr.

What's worse than that? How about Kimbo Slice, coming off a 14 second KO loss, saying he wants to try boxing too. Kimbo told Dan LeBatard last week he's ready to crossover.

Slice entering boxing really wouldn't be that bad since we know that he's a bit of a circus act. For Silva, one of MMA's best, the attempt at boxing is a lose-lose proposition. If he gets destroyed by someone like Jones, he and mixed martial arts are a laughingstock. And since the 39-year old Jones Jr. was just smashed by Joe Calzaghe, what does a victory really do for Silva?

Click below to hear Kimbo boxing comments (790 The Ticket):

Silva says he walks around at 230 lbs. and Kimbo weighs in for his fights around 235, so let's match up the two boxing wannabes to battle it out wearing the big gloves.

Make sure to listen to the entire Kimbo interview on 790 The Ticket. In spite of his obvious deficiencies as a legit fighter, Slice comes off once again as a very genuine and likeable guy.

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