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Throwback Thursday: Squinting James Toney Chops Up "Prince" Charles Williams

("Prince" Charles Williams, left, goes lateral courtesy of James Toney; via) By 1994, the world had already known a few different versions of James Toney: the young prospect under crack-dealing manager Johnny Ace; the thoughtful lamb who would buy newer manager Jackie Kallen sweaters and diamond rings; the ultra-competitive lusus who would arbitrarily kick spectators...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

James Toney to fight in Britain vs. USA Prizefighter on Nov 14; Anthony Joshua headlines event

Three weight World Champion James Toney is among the first names announced for the Britain vs. USA Prizefighter International Heavyweights bill at the York Hall in Bethnal Green on Thursday November 14, with Anthony Joshua MBE topping the bill in his third pro fight. Toney joins fellow countryman Sherman ‘The Tank’ Williams, Prizefighter II winner Sam Sexton and the returning...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

James Toney: Give it up already!

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...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
April 09, 2012  |  Discuss

James Toney takes on Bobby Gunn Saturday

Some guys just don't know when to quit, and James Toney (73-7-3, 44 KOs) returns to the heavyweight division to battle journeyman Bobby Gunn (21-4-1, 18 KOs) at Landers Center in Southaven, Miss., on Saturday night. Toney is coming off a loss to Denis Lebedev last November that didn't just border on the disgraceful; it crossed the border, dropped its pants, mooned the border...
Via Fox Sports
April 05, 2012  |  1 Comment

Stick a Fork in James Toney, He’s Done

Dennis Lebedev didn't just out-point James Toney in Moscow yesterday; Lebedev whipped the 43 year old former middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight champion. Toney never gained any real traction in the bout, and from the 9th Round on he was in full retreat. I predicted Toney's age and poor physical condition would give Lebedev, a limited but powerful boxer...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 06, 2011  |  Discuss

James Toney Loses Weight ... Then Loses Fight

Former champ James Toney, 43, lost over 50 pounds and traveled to Moscow, Russia for a shot at the interim WBA cruiserweight title. Unfortunately for Toney, the fight was not the least bit competitive as he was shut out over 12 one-sided rounds by 32-year-old Denis Lebedev of Russia. All three judges scored the bout 120-108....Read Full Post
November 05, 2011  |  Discuss

Toney outpointed by Lebedev in Russia

James Toney, a former champion fighting at 43, lost a unanimous decision Friday to Denis Lebedev of Russia for the interim WBA cruiserweight title. Cheered by the home crowd at Khodynka Ice Palace, Lebedev started tentatively but would up battering a fading Toney toward the end and won all 12 rounds. The three judges all scored the bout 120-108. Toney dropped to 73-7-3, with 44...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Lebedev outpoints Toney for WBA cruiserweight belt

Denis Lebedev dominated 43-year-old multiple world champion James Toney to unanimously win the interim WBA cruiserweight title at the Khodynka Ice Palace on Friday. Cheered by the home crown, Lebedev, 11 years younger than Toney, overcame caution in the first rounds to batter a fading Toney towards the end and win all 12 rounds on the judges' cards. Lebedev, who beat Roy Jones...
Via AP on Fox
November 04, 2011  |  Discuss

Can Toney get win vs. Lebedev?

For some fighters, knowing when to call it quits is easy. When their reflexes are gone, and they're getting hit with punches that were either slipped or blocked two or three fights ago, they walk away. When punch resistance is gone, and the paychecks are getting smaller as the losses pile up, it's time to walk away. But there are others, like Antwun Echols, Roy Jones Jr...
Via Fox Sports
November 03, 2011  |  Discuss

Promoter Greg Cohen OK After Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Poland on Way to Toney Fight in Moscow

Promoter Greg Cohen, of Greg Cohen Promotions, is safe after being aboard the Boeing 767 from New Jersey that had to make an emergency landing at Warsaw, Poland's Frederic Chopin International airport today. On his way to his fighter, James Toney's fight against Russia's Dennis Ledbedev this Friday, Cohen was among the 230 people on board who survived unscathed after...
Via Pro Boxing Fans
November 01, 2011  |  Discuss
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