This past weekend we witnessed something special, something that has been referred to as a real life Rocky story. Carl Kinslow started his career as a welterweight fight, amassing a record of 1-4-1. He then came back to UCMMA after 2 years out, and many pies, and took a last minute fight against Paul Taylor at heavyweight. He put up a great fight but the fight was stopped due to a massive cut. That then ignited a fire within Kinslow as he began training properly and taking the fight game much more seriously.
It was then announced he would take on Ben Smith and instantly people wrote him off, which proved to be a big mistake as he dealt with Smith’s wrestling skills with ease before finishing the fight with a TKO win. Kinslow was delighted that his hard work at Combat Sports Academy was paying off and felt that it was now his time to shine.
Kinslow will fight anyone, and when UCMMA offered a fight with Misiek at light-heavyweight, he jumped at the opportunity. Not many people in the UK want to fight Misiek and when people saw that a 2-5-1 guy was challenging Misiek, they, again, wrote him off instantly, sighting that although he got a good win over Smith, Misiek was another level.