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 Last update:  8/9/2012       Read more by Phil D. Jay         
   
Tyson Fury is Open To Giving James Toney a Beating
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By Phil D. Jay

Unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has reacted receptively to American James Toney’s recent advances for a clash in England this year and the fight may now be a realistic option for the former Irish champion.

43 year-old Toney, who has won multiple world titles at different weights, called out Fury in a recent interview where he also slated the US Olympic team and has never been one to hold his tongue when speaking out future opponents.

'Lights Out' seemed surprisingly respectful when speaking of Fury though and hopes to bring the lowly-regarded IBU heavyweight belt he won against former bare-knuckle champion Bobby Gunn for his first visit to the UK.

Fury, 24, told WBN that he is willing to make the fading champion his 20th professional opponent, although the WBC’s number six ranked contender does admit that the Grand Rapids-born boxer has seen better days in his career.

“James Toney was a very good fighter,” Fury told World Boxing News.

“Although his last proper outing against Denis Lebedev (in November) spoke volumes of his chances against a man as me and I think he needed to retire ten years due.

“Seeing how he has got some sort of title then why not, let's fight! I’d be ready 100%. I didn't even know he had a title so let's get it on.

“He will earn his Savile row suit with the beating he's going to get,” he added.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

Tags: Tyson Fury , James Toney


 

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comment by Alx., on 08-10-2012
lol....i'm not even sure who to pick in this one

comment by The Nephilim, on 08-10-2012
[QUOTE=RossCA]He's also still around because he can be, because noone has stopped him. After this fight, there's no more interest in Toney period and he'll be forced to hang them up.[/QUOTE] Somebody has to finish Toney once and for all -- Fury might as well do boxing a favor and get rid of him.

comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA, on 08-10-2012
[QUOTE=The Nephilim]Because the crude, fat, racist, brain-damaged buffoon does so much to make himself loved, right? Google "James Toney" and "tax problems." Toney owes the California state government $350,000 -- that's why he's still around.[/QUOTE] He's also still around because he c...

comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA, on 08-10-2012
[QUOTE=Freedom.]I DON'T want to see Fury-Toney. Fury should face a top 50 HW now, preferably someone ranked by a sanctioning organization. Someone like Cameron, S. Williams, Pianeta, Thompson, Jennings, Boytsov, Dimitrenko, Takam, Gerber, or Lawrence would be okay.[/QUOTE] The problem is...

comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA, on 08-10-2012
Let the fight happen. Toney has talked so much crap in recent years that its obvious he is not going to retire until he fights someone good enough to give him a beating and stop him. Fury is that man. Fury won't ko him with one shot, but he will wear down Toney and stop him. That's exactly what T...

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