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Toney, Rahman to visit "Best Damn Sports Show Period"

Los Angeles, CA (July 1, 2008) – Heavyweights James “Lights Out” Toney and Hasim “The Rock” Rahman will make an appearance on FSN's "Best Damn Sports Show Period" tonight, July 1 at 11:00pm local time. Both Toney and Rahman will discuss their Championship rematch on Wednesday, July 16 that will take place in Southern California’s Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula.. The scheduled 12-round NABO Heavyweight Championship Bout -- presented by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Don King Productions and in association with Top Rank, Inc. – will headline an FSN's "Best Damn Fight Night" broadcast (11 pm EST Live/8 pm PST).

Toney (70-6-3, 43 KO) felt certain that he had taken the WBC World Heavyweight title from Rahman (45-6-3, 36 KO) when they collided in Atlantic City back in March 2006. However, the former world titleholder in the middleweight, super middleweight, cruiserweight and heavyweight divisions came up just short with the judges scoring the bout a draw.

Because Rahman honored a mandatory defense commitment against top WBC contender Oleg Maskaev – which he lost via TKO in the 12th round five months after narrowly escaping Toney – a rematch never materialized for Toney. That will change on July 16 with a probable title shot for the winner and a ride into the sunset for the loser.

Tickets are on sale now and are priced at :
Ringside - $150, VIP - $100, General Admission - $50

To purchase tickets in person visit the Pechanga Resort & Casino box office or to purchase by phone dial: 877-711-2WIN, and online at Pechanga.com

Article posted on 02.07.2008



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