Originally Posted by jeff thomas
Drake Thadzi? Montell Griffin? Excuses, Excuses..... Toney boxed best against static brawlers. Micheal Nunn was hammering him before the stoppage and most of his opponents were mediocre in his title defences. I'm a big Toney fan too but Joe would have pushed him to his limits.
Firstly, prime Griffin was no mug and doesn't deserve to be put in the realms of Thadzi, Tiberi etc......and most thought Toney won both.
as for the Nunn fight, you need to watch it again...yes Nunn was ahead on points 7 rounds in but Toney was knocking **** out of him for 2-3 rounds before the coupe de gras. Amazing the number of people who make out it was a KO from nowhere, it wasn't.
for a better picture see the fights against Mccallum (the first one in particular makes Calzaghe-Kessler look like a couple of kids in the playground in comparison), Prince Charles, Jirov.
anyway, this is about Calzaghe and I admit Toney would have **** all chance against him if underprepared, as he was so often. In-shape and it's another story.