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Mike Anthony: Son Of Kimbo Slice Got His Start Fighting In West Hartford, Now He Heads To Mohegan

Mike Anthony: Son Of Kimbo Slice Got His Start Fighting In West Hartford, Now He Heads To Mohegan

One of the formative periods in Kevin Ferguson Jr.’s professional fighting journey would work well in a clichéd tale of an unknown underdog taking his first career steps in the darkness of winter mornings.

He spent two years leading up to his debut fight in 2016 driving with a buddy from Enfield to West Hartford for 6 a.m. training sessions at Plus One Defense System, a martial arts school on Tolles Street.

“We drove a Buick, an old metal Buick, and the back windows didn't roll up,” Ferguson said. “We would drive in the snow – like, cold. The car was old. It [had been] just sitting for years. We bought a couple parts and got it running, and it got us to the gym and...

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