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Old 07-22-2012, 10:41 AM   #15
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Default Re: James Toney vs Sumbu Kalambay At MW

Originally Posted by Lester1583 View Post
I think people tend to overexaggerate Toney's movement problems.
Kalambay isn't going to win a Jones-like decision.

The closest comparable fight is Toney-Reggie Johnson, in my opinion.

Reggie (southpaw, I know) gave Toney all kinds of trouble with his solid textbook counterpunching approach and good educated movement.

Toney's power and Johnson's lack of top-notch stamina is what helped Toney escaped with controversial decision.
Johnson was no mug, but as you mentioned the southpaw stance, certainly did not help Toney. An issue that did not matter for a Toney bout with Kalambay.

Toney's power certainly needs to be considered by the Kalambay team in devising tactics, as would finding a way to beat someone as cute as Toney, something Kalambay had an issue with (Kalule, Nunn and to a point; Thomas).
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