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James Toney-Denis Lebedev in Play For November 5?
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All-time-great boxing champion James "Lights Out" Toney is turning a negative into a positive… As in he’s positive he’s going to Russia to kick Denis Ledbedev’s ass.
 
After training extremely hard in preparation, Toney was informed not long ago that his next unified rules MMA bout with Ken Shamrock would be delayed until yearly part of 2012. Already in terrific shape and weighing near the cruiserweight limit of 200 lbs, Toney has decided to instead re-focus on his boxing career and target the #1 cruiserweight contender Denis Ledbedev, who recently knocked out one of his old-time rivals, Roy Jones Jr.
 
“November 5th, I’m going to invade Russia and show this pretender what happens when he messes with a real fighter,” said the always quotable Toney. “I’m calling it ‘Lights Out Russia’ because he’s just the first one I’m going to whip. After I beat up Ledbedev, I’m going back to Heavyweight and I'm knocking Povetkin out”
 
Toney was last seen in the ring in February when he pitched a 10-round shutout over veteran Damon Reed. He is the current IBA Heavyweight Champion.
 
“If they think the Roy Jones fight was big over there, wait till I get there and see what I do to this European fighters. The Roy Jones that Ledbedev beat was finished. I’m ready and I’m as good as I’ve ever been, watch what I do to him. And now I hear Povetkin wants to beat up Holyfield, Evander has been done since I knocked his ass out in 2003. If Povetkin isn't scared he can jump in the ring after I put his teammate away on November 5th”
 
Toney says he was offered to face Ledbedev at a catchweight, but has been training so hard for that he won’t need any allowances.
 
“I’m going to beat his ass at his weight class, so he can’t make any excuses". The last time James Toney fought at this weight he beat the than undefeated IBF Cruiserweight Champion Vasiliy Jirov in what became 2003 fight of the year, he then proceeded to stop Evander Holyfield in his next fight.

"I’m going to do it again in November.” James "Lights Out" Toney proclaimed.

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


 

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comment by daggum, on 09-05-2011
[QUOTE=problem?]if lebedev wins he'll be p4p number 1 Roy Jones Jr and James Toney in back to back wins? Shieeeeeeeeeeet thats crazy lebedev is a great fighter.[/QUOTE] number 1? don't be silly. calzaghe got to number 3 based on his geezer parade so i predict no higher than that.

comment by BostonGuy, on 09-05-2011
"Every great fighter has one good performance left in him." I said this with Roy Jones agains Lebedev and with Mosely against Floyd. I was extremely wrong in both cases. That said, I don't think Toney has one good performance left in him. I just can't see any scenario where James beats the younge...

comment by mshap, on 09-05-2011
Toney's at least 10 years past his prime -- has no credibility at this point -- will get destroyed against anyone real

comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT, on 09-05-2011
Has nobody else here seen the recent video of Toney? He's dropped a huge amount of weight.

comment by Medved, on 09-05-2011
[QUOTE=MARKBNLV]People act like Toney is shot to pieces,he is not prime but better then most of the Cw division still.[/QUOTE] I bet you all my points that there is no way Toney will weight under 200 for the rest of his life. He is too busy being a volunteer Secret Shopper at Burger King fo...

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