Tony Thompson: If I Was Younger, I'd Kick Scott's Ass!
Scott controlled most of the action thoughout the 10-round battle using his superior movement to control the pace of the fight. As he has throughout his career, Thompson refused to give in and scored a big knockdown with a thundering right hand in round nine.
The fight would end up going the distance, with all three judges giving the bout to Scott by scores of 98-91, 96-93 and 95-94.
"He was just too fast. If I were younger I would have caught him. A prime Tony would have kicked his ass, but I'm 44 and the years are starting to pile up," Thompson said.
"Malik did a great job of staying away until I was able to catch him with one good shot. He just pitty-patted his way to victory.
"I would rate my performance a D at best. I was the aggressor but I didn't cut him off good enough until late in the fight. My coach kept telling me to go to the right but for whatever reason I only started going to the right late in the fight. That was when I caught him.
"It was an outstanding performance by Malik. He did what he's supposed to do to an older fighter."
[QUOTE=`STEELHEAD;16183666]you know 5-10 years ago if someone would of said toney would be in top ten you would of laughed. thats how bad hvwt division is now.[/QUOTE] Who has Toney ranked in their top ten?Comment by cool-jupiter on 10-31-2015
Thompson just reminded me of Larry Merchant trying to put up a fight against Mayweather. Exhilarious.Comment by thack on 10-31-2015
Time for thompson to do a bit of couching or something , not really impressed with Scott but on occasion when Thompson did land apart from the knockdown, he seemed to do ok .Those punchers from Thompson were the ones…Comment by Slowhand on 10-31-2015
[QUOTE=`STEELHEAD;16183666]you know 5-10 years ago if someone would of said toney would be in top ten you would of laughed. thats how bad hvwt division is now.[/QUOTE] I still laugh at you suggesting Toney is a top ten HW.Comment by STEELHEAD on 10-31-2015
you know 5-10 years ago if someone would of said toney would be in top ten you would of laughed. thats how bad hvwt division is now.Post a Comment - View More User Comments (12)