Thirteen of 42 official candidates for induction into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF), Class of 2021 (Modern participants), are USA Boxing alumni, including virtual locks Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Andre Ward.
After compiling an amateur career of 35 fights, with just two losses, 20-year old James Toney went pro. Facing a guy named Stephen Lee, the man from Ann Arbour, Michigan, scored a second-round TKO.
For those that have the honor bestowed upon them, it’s again time to put pen to paper and vote for the fighters deserving of being enshrined in The Hall of Fame. The 2021 ballots are … read full article “Five Super-Special Fighters Eligible To Be Voted Into 2021 Hall Of Fame”
They only fought once and when they did meet, Roy Jones Jr. walked away a commanding winner over James Toney in November of 1994. Yet the two modern (some would say all-time) greats left behind … read full article “The Greater Fighter: Roy Jones or James Toney? Three Experts Give Their Take”
Jeff Mayweather doesn’t see anything wrong with famous former heavyweights like Mike Tyson, James Toney, and Evander Holyfield coming out of retirement for what he views as a “Money grab’ with their charity exhibition fights.… read full article “Mike Tyson, Holyfield and Toney coming back = Money Grab – Jeff Mayweather”
Fifteen years ago today in New York, James Toney seemed to have done everything right in outclassing and outpointing John Ruiz to take “The Quiet Man’s” WBA portion of the world heavyweight title. It turned … read full article “On This Day In 2005 – James Toney Appears To Win The WBA Heavyweight Title (until 10 days later)”
Fantasy Fights, or Dream Fights, they are the current trend, as no actual boxing is taking place due to, well, you know what. Recently, fans have been asked to ponder who would have won between … read full article “Fantasy Match-Up – Gerald McClellan Vs. James Toney”
he following is a list of fights that could so easily have happened; indeed should have happened. Yet for whatever reason or reasons, they did not materialize.
How interesting would these massive fights have been?… read full article “Rematches That Never Happened, but should have happened”
James Toney really was a sensational fighter. Back in his prime, and even a good few years later, when Toney was still a genuine force, the naturally gifted but also exquisitely trained boxer from Ann … read full article “25 Years Ago Today: James Toney Scores One Of The Most Memorable KO’s Of His Career…”
What is your favorite James Toney fight? There are of course quite a few gems to pick and choose from; and as we know, “Lights Out” fought some big, big fights in a number of … read full article “James Toney At His Best – As A Cruiserweight?”