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He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated from Huron High School. Jirov just keeps swinging and Toney lands more lefts. Holyfield, who won his first heavyweight title in 1990 over James "Buster" Douglas, is 38-6-2 with 25 knockouts in his career. As good a year as it was for Toney, it was only a matter of time before old habits resurfaced. Landing some of his best lefts to the body, and rights to the head, Jirov refuses to give even as Toney finds opening after opening to use his aggression against him.

And he even has a logical foil - James "Lights Out" Toney - a name opponent with whom he can make the first great cruiserweight match since Evander Holyfield challenged Dwight Muhammad Qawi in the summer of '86. Look I beat all the heavyweights in the division. The BWAA would vote the vicious encounter the Fight of the Year, a rare split with Ring Magazine which shaded the honors to Arturo Gatti-Mickey Ward III. They got titles but I'm makin' more money than them, that's one thing I can say. Feel free to email, comment in the forum, or tweet @roldboxing with classic title fight suggestions.

Holyfield last held the heavyweight title in August of 2000 when he beat John Ruiz for the WBA belt. One of the best of those highs came against Jirov. Andrade Wants Big Fight: Saunders, Canelo Acting Like Bitches - I'll Whoop Charlo's Ass. Good point James Toney Even Turned Out 'Neon' Deion's Lights, Paul Butler Confident He Can Exploit Weaknesses in Ryan Walker, Pedraza: Lopez Must Catch Lomachenko in First Five Rounds, Canelo's Legal Team Respond To DAZN's Request To Have Action Return To Federal Court, Qais Ashfaq Will Not Take it Easy On Former Sparring Partner Leach, Garcia-Campbell: Handlers Exploring Possibility Of Saturday Afternoon Show, Lomachenko vs. Lopez - Final Press Conference, Roy Jones: Mike Tyson Fight Will Now Have Two-Minute Rounds, Foster vs. Roman on November 19, NBC Sports Back in Boxing, Lomachenko-Lopez: Judges, Referee Revealed For Saturday Night, Amilcar Vidal vs. Edward Ortiz - PBC on FS1, November 14, Barboza: We're All Basically In Line For Ramirez And Taylor, Eimantas Stanionis-Justin DeLoach: PBC on FS1, November 4, Rigondeaux Backs Lomachenko To Beat Teofimo Lopez, Explains Why, Euro News: Univserum Box, Mafoud, Hubeaux, Martiosyan, More, Murat Gassiev-Sefer Seferi Set, Kevin Johnson Withdraws, Marshall-Rankin Title Fight Off After Peter Fury Positive For COVID-19, Lomachenko on Lopez: We'll Compare Our Skill, Our Level, In The Ring, Arum: Ali Was Derided Early On Because He Talked So Much, Teofimo Cut From Same Cloth, Teofimo Lopez: I'm Not Looking At Loma, I'm Looking Through Him, Josh Warrington vs. Xu Can Could Still Happen in December, Daigo Higa Aiming To Conquer a World Title in a Second Weight Class, Marcel Braithwaite Eager To Test His Worth Against Jay Harris, Cyborg Interested in Crossing Over For Katie Taylor Clash, Roy Jones Hopes To Face an Explosive Mike Tyson in November, Tursynbay Kulakhmet vs. Macaulay McGowan on November 11, Alex Saucedo: Barboza is a Big Fight For Me To Get Myself Back on Top. lol @ you saying i dont concentrate on young promising fighters nobody…, [QUOTE=BrooklynBomber;3960123]

James gave a masterclass in defensive counter punching and applying smart, calculated pressure. It wasn’t the last memory he left in the ring. Like so many other’s have done. A Jirov low blow brings a break moments into the frame. Toney had to dig deep. Andrade Wants Big Fight: Saunders, Canelo Acting Like Bitches - I'll Whoop Charlo's Ass. Hasim Rahman? I'd been closely following the second coming of James Toney and in retrospect this was the pinnacle of that run in my eyes. Even if it wasn’t, a request email this enthusisatically written is more than worth a spin. [QUOTE=BrooklynBomber;3960057]You obviously mean american fans aka the stupid sheep, right?

It's not clear who his next opponent will be, but right now Toney says he'll fight anybody. That's what I do best, I bang people up. A Jirov right knocks Toney off balance, in part due to the ring logo, but Toney responds as if rattled.

"People pay to see blood and guts and that's what I bring to every fight," Toney said during a news conference Tuesday. As a professional, and in the wake of Juan Carlos Gomez’s exit to the heavyweight class, Jirov had emerged as the de facto leader at cruiserweight. Jirov closes with a quick hook. I'm in the hurt business.". He can be reached at roldboxing@hotmail.com, [QUOTE=The D3vil;20594867]Great fight that makes me awestruck of Toney's skills but also pissed off that he didn't apply himself in the way he should have. Teofimo Lopez Expects Loma To Sleep: I'll Deliver The KO of The Year! A relaxed Toney takes measured steps back, letting Jirov walk into range for Toney’s shots even as the champion digs in with some nasty stuff to the body. Back at mid-ring, Toney seemingly can’t miss with the right when he sees the openings. The decision was unanimous for the more accurate, masterful display of Toney at scores of 117-109 twice and 116-110. [/QUOTE] Ten years and 22 pounds later, Toney, 34, was almost as sharp as the 24-year-old version of himself in winning his third world title, the IBF cruiserweight belt, against the very game and tough Vassiliy Jirov via unanimous decision. You damn right were stupid sheep, but the facts…. In one corner, the Val Barker trophy winner at the 1996 Olympics, awarded for the outstanding overall boxer of the Games. Audience Relations, CBC P.O. James Toney turns 40-years young on Sunday, but that doesn't keep him from reliving the old days. Jirov beats the count and the bell sounds before another blow can land. Another right lifts Jirov’s left leg from the floor but Jirov stays on his feet. Hey, the bottom line is they can't beat me inside the ring," said Toney who is never at a loss for words. The challenger takes the lead right away, again picking away with a series of short shots before resuming a more measured approach.

I'm a long time reader, but writing in for the first time. Holyfield took time out during the news conference to display some animosity toward current WBC heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis. He was still the sort of fighter good enough as a relative novice to beat Michael Nunn and Mike McCallum and unreliable enough to need a terrible decision to keep the middleweight crown against Dave Tiberi. James Toney turns 40-years young on Sunday, but that doesn't keep him from reliving the old days. Toney had to work hard for this win. ", E-mail Comments To tkstewartboxing@gmail.com, [QUOTE=El Jesus;3960206]At what point, at all, did i ever say it was good for boxing? [QUOTE=champion4ever;20590926]Ok, before I answer, now name me some of those good contemporary Cruiserweights who were fighting in the same weight division as him that he ducked and didn't fight? The Mesi fight was a sad one, with some errant shots to the back of Mesi’s head believed to have contributed to an early end to Mesi’s career. TM & © 2020 BoxingScene. Through the rest of the decade, fans would be treated to memorable clashes between the likes of Jean Marc Mormeck, O’Neill Bell, Wayne Braithwaite, Steve Cunningham, David Haye, and Tomasz Adamek among others. 'Lights Out' claims that "back in the day" (around 1986) he had a minor altercation with football and baseball star 'Neon' Deion Sanders at a Michigan university football camp for promising high school football stars. The round ends with Toney popping stinging rights and lefts off the ropes as Jirov looks for a way to break the guard of the more experienced man. Jirov loses a point and action resumes faster then it did in the third. When the action resumes, Toney brings the fight to Jirov, landing some big shots before again briefly going to the ropes. It is a priority for CBC to create a website that is accessible to all Canadians including people with visual, hearing, motor and cognitive challenges. Such a shame that Toney compromised his extraordinary skills and legacy by a lack of discipline and continual steroid use. It doesn't matter because the time is up. It was a brutal contest that stands as arguably the last, best outing of both men. Jirov warms up quickly, winging in combination in an effort to find openings over the top and to the body. "I played football as defensive back and quarterback in high school," said Toney who grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan. It feels like it just happened again because of the smile the memories bring to your face, or because the where you were when watching is instantly so vivid. While not Jirov’s final fight, readers are encouraged to seek out the clash with Moorer. While the sport is largely postponed, boxing has a rich library of classic fights, films, and books to pass the time. limit at cruiser. Back in 2013 James Toney fought in a heavyweight Prizefighter event at York Hall. Coming in at least below 230 lbs., Toney was off to a great start, having his way with the former undisputed champion. A Toney right uppercut seems to wobble Jirov but he recovers quickly as they work a steady circle competing at mid-range. Holyfield fought Lewis twice, once to a draw and the other time in a unanimous decision loss. James Toney official Sherdog mixed martial arts stats, photos, videos, breaking news, and more for the Heavyweight fighter from United States. A former middleweight and super middleweight champion in the early 1990s, Toney hasn't lost since May 14, 1997 when he was beaten in a decision by Drake Thadzi for the IBO light heavyweight title. The 40-year-old Holyfield fought Chris Byrd for the vacant IBF heavyweight title last December 14, but lost a unanimous decision. Toney, following more than a year off between 1997-99 after a win over Steve Little, returned to the ring sluggishly above the heavyweight limit and gradually worked his way toward the then-190 lb. Toney takes some slapping blows to the head and closes the tenth with a battering left hook. While a faded version of the former heavyweight king, Holyfield would fight ten more times, receive two more alphabelt opportunities, and never be stopped again. And at what point did i ever say that i ordered the fight? The slick ring logo again worms into the action, Toney’s feet sliding out from under him during an exchange and sending him to the floor on a knee.

It’s not long before both men are just taking turns landing bombs. Jirov falls with less than twenty seconds remaining in the fight. In Toney’s next start, he would move to heavyweight and become only the second man to stop the great Evander Holyfield. In the closing seconds, Jirov lands a good shot to the body only to take one more sharp right. For this author, one of those fights lined up with a reader request. [QUOTE=-Antonio-;3960067]James Toney is one of the only people I've seen that I truly know does no give a fuck.

He followed that by losing a debated decision to rising Sam Peter and then dropped a clear decision in their rematch. Trust me.". Either or.

"It doesn't matter if its middleweight or heavyweight. Jirov gets some clean leather home to the head and body against the ropes on both sides of the ring, using his size to drive Toney into a corner late. Holyfield had been trying to arrange a fight with WBA cruiserweight champion Roy Jones Jr. Just last month, Toney was arrested at his California home for failure to pay more than $100,000 in child support. Toney has not yet been eligible for voting for the International Boxing Hall of Fame but, despite the lows, had more than enough highs to assume induction in his future. James Nathanial Toney (born August 24, 1968) is an American professional boxer who has held world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweight divisions. Toney currently fights in the heavyweight division in boxing.

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