The Weights Are In For Tomorrow's Fight: James Toney 199, Denis Lebedev 197.5

By James Slater: Well, James "Lights Out" Toney has already proved a heck of a number of fight fans wrong! Ever since his cruiserweight fight with Denis Lebedev was announced, know it alls everywhere said Toney, now 43 years of age, would under no circumstances make the 200-pound limit. Such negativity was, moments ago in Moscow, Russia,blown away,as the modern day legend tipped in at a pound below the cruiser limit. Lebedev, much the younger man, came in at 197 and a half for the battle that will contest the interim WBA belt.

Both men looked great, it must be said; with Toney weighing his lightest weight since way back in 2003. The question now is, is Toney merely a good looking empty shell - much the same way the great Muhammad ALI was ahead of his big fight with Larry Holmes in 1980?

As fans know, that title fight wound up being a sad affair. Has Toney made weight the correct way? going by the way he looked whilst on the scale We can presume he has. We will, however, only know for sure when the bell rings and We reach the later rounds tomorrow!

for what its worth, I'm picking Toney to pull off the win that will rejuvenate his career.

Article posted on 03.11.2011

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