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 Last update:  10/6/2011       Read more by Ruslan Chikov         
   
Denis Lebedev: James Toney Hates The Whole World
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By Ruslan Chikov

Top rated cruiserweight contender Denis Lebedev (22-1, 17 KOs) expects a very tough battle with former three division champion James Toney (73-6-3, 44 KOs), although Lebedev rates Roy Jones Jr. (54-8, 40 KOs) as the better fighter, at least when both boxers were at their best. Lebedev knocked out Jones in May, and faces Toney on November 4th in Moscow, Russia.

"Of course Roy Jones Jr. was a greater champion, but as a boxer I respect Toney as well. This doesn't mean that its going to be any easier to defeat him. I really, really want to win, but I know that a difficult task is waiting for me. For those people who continue to say that Toney is only fighting for the money, I suggest that you check with him in the ring. This guy, at first glance, accentuates his hatred, not only to me, but for the whole world around him. I know some of his statements to the press and I know he had a difficult childhood, because he hates the whole world," Lebedev told reporter Alexander Pavlov.

Tags: James Toney , Denis Lebedev , Toney-Lebedev , Toney vs Lebedev



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comment by ROSTAM, on 11-01-2011
^^ This is how I feel about it. This weight could really hurt him now. And, unlike those other guys, Toney doesn't even have the benefit of having looked after himself reasonably well. If his skills are anything like sharp, though, even in that circumstance, James "Let's Eat" Toney still give...

comment by Thread Stealer, on 11-01-2011
Toney is dropping a LOT of weight here. Judging by the way some older fighters like Chris Byrd, Oscar De La Hoya and Ray Leonard have performed after dropping weight, I can see Toney looking really terrible in there and possibly getting stopped for the first time.

comment by Thread Stealer, on 11-01-2011
[QUOTE=TheGreatA]That's about right. Toney didn't have a difficult childhood though, it's just how he is.[/QUOTE] Toney didn't grow up poor, but he had some real childhood trauma. It's touched upon in the book Dark Trade (perhaps my favorite boxing book ever). James's father shot James's mothe...

comment by Freedom2014, on 10-07-2011
[QUOTE=Rhymenocerous]James Toney does not rep you, whatsoever. Aren't you a white kid from the burbs? If Toney weren't a world class athlete, and you were lost in the hood, he'd rob, rape and murder you.[/QUOTE] Check is a self-loathing white guy.

comment by Check, on 10-06-2011
[QUOTE=Rhymenocerous]James Toney does not rep you, whatsoever. Aren't you a white kid from the burbs? If Toney weren't a world class athlete, and you were lost in the hood, he'd rob, rape and murder you.[/QUOTE] LOL shut up bia. Yeah, I'm from the burbs but I root for all Michigan fighters just ...

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