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Report: James Thompson’s next fight vs. former hockey enforcer

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James “Colossus” Thompson’s next scheduled fight is with TKO Championship Fighting of Canada on October 3 at the Bell Centre in Montreal. His opponent will be former hockey player Steve Bosse.

The news is according to the website, which is attributing the announcement of the Thompson vs. Bosse fight to TKO CEO Stephane Patry.

Bosse, who is extremely popular in Canada, is 3-1 since making his mixed martial arts debut in June of 2007. He recorded his most notable victory to date during his last fight on June 7 at TKO 34. In the fight, Bosse was able to submit former UFC heavyweight Wes “The Project” Sims in the first round.

Prior to turning to MMA, Bosse was a leading enforcer in the North American Hockey League. He began his martial arts training with Mark Colangelo and with Stephane Dube.

Thompson, 16-9, last fought in the main event of EliteXC’s first-ever telecast on CBS against Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson on May 31. In a bout filled with controversy, Slice was declared the winner at 0:38 of round 3 via TKO. However, many pundits have deemed the stoppage as an early stoppage.

Currently training with London Shootfighters in the UK, Thompson holds notable career victories over Hidehiko Yoshida, Don Frye, and Dan Severn.

Other announced bouts for TKO 35 include Hatsu Hioki taking on Stephane Vigneault in a featherweight contest along with UFC and WEC veteran Mark Hominick squaring off against Thierry Quenville. According to the report by, IFL lightweight Chris Horodecki is slated for the card as well.

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