Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tyson Fury is Open To Giving James Toney a Beating

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 image   James Toney image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) 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;12416573]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…

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 08-10-2012

[QUOTE=The Nephilim;12416413]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…

Comment by ROSS CALIFORNIA on 08-10-2012

[QUOTE=Freedom.;12416499]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…

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.…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (22)
Top Headlines Photos: Alexander Povetkin, Christian Hammer - Ready For War Photos: Conor Benn Wins a Wild War To Keep Record Intact Lemieux: I'm a Whole Different Guy Than I Was Against Golovkin Parker's Trainer: My Fighter's Resume is Better Than Joshua's! Spence: Fractured Eye Sockets Must Be in Back of Brook's Mind Saunders Took Precautions To Avoid Possible Lemieux Spies Frank Warren: The Moment of Truth is Here For Billy Joe Saunders Khan: Now I Know Why Pacquiao Picked Horn - And He Still Lost! Anthony Joshua Lights Up Christmas For NSPCC Children Arum: Boxing Has Been Crying So Long For a Kid Like Jeff Horn! Groves-Eubank Undercard: Arfan Iqbal vs. Simon Vallily is Set Carl Frampton vs. Nonito Donaire in Play For April 7 in Belfast? Horn Predicts Vegas Shocker: I Got The Style To Beat Crawford! Billy Joe Saunders Can Resume Upward Mobility De La Hoya Says He's Still Open To Return - Rips Floyd Mayweather Cesar Juarez vs. Isaac Dogboe For WBO Interim, January 6 Rigondeaux Trainer Reacts To Critics: My Fighter is No Quitter! Diego De La Hoya Overweight, Fight Pulled From ESPN Card Teddy Atlas Confirms Removal, Will No Longer Call ESPN Fights Terry Flanagan vs. Maurice Hooker for WBO Belt in Play For April Katie Taylor Retains WBA Title, Decisions Jessica McCaskill Martin J. Ward Drops, Stops Juli Giner To Capture EBU Title Josh Kelly Drops, Stops Jean Michel Hamilcaro In Six Orlando Salido: Retirement is Over, I'm Coming Back in 2018! Conor Benn Gets Off The Floor, Goes Through Fire To Win Horn: I'll Prove Americans Wrong, Crawford is Someone I Can Beat Photos: Claressa Shields Putting in Work For Title Defense Joshua Buatsi Set For February Return Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera - Undercard Information Tyson Fury Says He Has Several Options To Secure Boxing License Jake Ball Outpoints Shinkwin: Cheeseman, Cordina Get Wins Crawford: A lot of Holes in Jeff Horn's Game, I'm No Corcoran! Horn Coach: Crawford Beatable, Has Weaknesses We Can Exploit Arum: You Are Crazy To Say Horn Has No Shot To Beat Crawford! Gamal Yafai Gets York Hall Win, Set For Busy 2018 Tyson Fury Has Some Work, Could Reclaim License Next Month Sadam Ali Wants to Stay at 154 Pounds, Defend WBO Title Next Arum: Will Take 'Real Ballsy 130-Pounder' to Fight Lomachenko Kell Brook: My Injuries Were Legit - Rigondeaux Just Quit! Horn Overcomes Cuts to Bloody, Stop Corcoran in 11th Round
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement