By Mark Vester
It appears that a deal has been struck for James "Lights Out" Toney (70-6, 43KOs) to face former heavyweight champion Hasim Rahman (45-6, 36KOs) in a rematch on July 16. Toney previously faced Rahman, then the WBC champion, in March of 2006 at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City. The fight would end in a majority draw, but most felt Rahman did enough to earn the decision.
Toney's promoter Dan Goossen informed MaxBoxing/BoxingScene.com's Steve Kim of the news. The fight falls on a Wednesday and leaves Fox Sports Net and ESPN as the two television options.
"I've made a deal for James and Hasim Rahman. I'm just closing the details on the television," Goossen said.
Rahman was recently mentioned as David Haye's first opponent as a Golden Boy Promotions fighter. Haye will probably not re-enter the heavyweight ranks until the end of the year, which gives Rahman more than enough time to take the fight if he beats Toney in July.
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