Many don’t know but when Kimbo would have scheduled fights during his street brawling days many of his opponents would back down and several didn’t want to be filmed either. At that time it wasn’t such a big deal, but it would become bothersome after some time when the opponents would cancel on the day of the fight. Mike Imber said that “cause it always sounds good to fight kimbo but when that day comes i guess alot of these guys were second guessing it..”
It became such a big problem as many of the opponents would cancel even minutes before the fight was suppose to start. This of course upset many of the people who came out to watch the fight and those who took the time to set it up and spread the word.
There were the few brave souls that took on the powerhouse punches of Kimbo and lived to tell all about it. There was even a fight that ended up being a favorite to most when Kimbo fought against the Puerto Rican boxer, who was undefeated, and it was a vicious fight till the end. Kimbo ended up cutting the guy with an elbow hit which ultimately made the guy lose focus on the fight.