Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 4/9/12
At age 43 and weighing in at a flabby 248 lbs, James Toney began his comeback by stopping Bobby Gunn in Southaven, Mississippi. Some bloggers and Toney supporters are already crowing that "Light's Out" is back and praising Toney's supposed knockout power, a highly questionable assertion at best. The truth is that the fight, just like all of Toney's recent outings, point straight to Toney's diminished capacity. Let's look at the facts. Bobby Gunn is a 38 year old cruiserweight tomato can who started as a junior middleweight, was retired between mid-1993 and late 2004, and retired again from 2009 until he was contracted to fight Toney. Gunn has lost big time in all three of his fights against major opponents (Toney included). I have no doubt Toney's handlers had to dig deep to find a guy with a reasonable record who was willing to come up to heavyweight to fight Toney, and yet was both so little threat and actually smaller than Toney to boot! That some of Toney's supporter...
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