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Old 04-24-2013, 02:31 AM   #1
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"Next In Line" | Brian Amatruda and Barry Michael Sports | Melbourne Convention Centre, Melbourne, Australia 28/04/2013 | 2:00pm | PPV: $14.95

Multiple World Boxing Champion and movie star of the 2001 film Ali, James "Lights Out” Toney is coming to Australia to fight in the main event against Australia’s undefeated Heavyweight boxing champion Lucas "Big Daddy" Browne in Melbourne's Convention and Exhibition Centre on Sunday 28th April from 2pm for a host of heavyweight bouts co-promoted by former heavyweight boxer Mick Gatto, world champion boxer Barry Michael and Brian Amatruda.

Toney (74 - 45 by KO - 7 losses, 3 draws) has been a World Boxing Champion in the heavyweight, cruiserweight, middleweight, super cruiserweight, light heavyweight, and super middleweight divisions and is still a force to be reckoned with at 44 years of age. He will be fighting his next battle in the heavyweight division on his first ever fight in Australia. Perth’s Lucas “Big Daddy” Browne, 33, has never been beaten, having won 15 fights including 14 KO’s.

A multiple division champion and future Hall of Famer, James Toney is known for his legendary "old-school" style, consisting of his shoulder roll (used to avoid punches), his ability to fight off the ropes, his slick body movements, and his infighting. Toney won a controversial decision over Dave Tiberi in a 1992 middleweight title defense. Many people watching this fight thought Tiberi was robbed. This led to an investigation by the United States Senate into corruption in boxing.

On April 30, 2005, Toney defeated John Ruiz and, at that moment, was just the third World Middleweight Champion to capture a version of the World Heavyweight Championship, along with Roy Jones Jr. and Bob Fitzsimmons. However, on May 11, 2005, Toney tested positive for a banned substance, and his victory over Ruiz was changed to a no-contest. He was also suspended for 90 days and fined $10,000. On May 17, 2005, Toney was stripped of the WBA title for his positive test, and the title was restored to Ruiz.

Toney was named The Ring Fighter of the Year for 1991 and 2003. He was also The Ring Comeback of the Year fighter for 2003 as well as The Boxing Writers Association of America Fighter of the Year for 1991 and 2003. He has won 4 of his last 5 fights and during his career has fought some of boxing’s biggest names including Evander Holyfield and Roy Jones Junior.

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Old 04-24-2013, 03:33 AM   #2
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Badly Faded James Toney Returns to the Ring This Weekend, Won’t Consider Retirement.

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COMMENTARY | By this time next week, we'll know how well "Lights Out" James Toney fared against heavy-handed Australian slugger, Lucas Browne. The 44-year-old, 84-fight veteran is scheduled to take on Browne in a twelve-round heavyweight contest at the Convention & Exhibition Centre in Melbourne, Australia this coming Sunday, April 28. And while most main event fights are met with anticipation, the best this one can hope to generate is morbid curiosity.
Fight fans with a frame of reference going back to the early 90s will recall Toney as an elite middleweight/super middleweight who walked the line between picture-perfect technical mastery and old school grit. The prime Toney perfected the art of hitting without being hit, twisting and angling his shoulders to duck and roll over, under, and around shots while firing back crisp, accurate counters. A virtually flat-footed Toney looked the part of a sitting duck, but proved to be one of the most elusive targets of this era. That was the prime James Toney.
The James Toney of today is about sixteen years removed from his prime and, if he enters the Browne fight at the same weight he fought his last heavyweight contest, at least eighty pounds above his optimal weight. He's also about ten years removed from his last legitimate, meaningful victory-a ninth round TKO of a past-his-prime Evander Holyfield in 2003.
More disturbing, though, is the fact that Toney has been showing signs of serious boxing-related health issues over the last several years. With an increasingly bad garbling of words and an obvious slowing down of reflexes, the veteran fighter has recently shown signs of stiff and unresponsive legs-the tell-tale sign of when a fighter is beyond the point of no return.
Upon his arrival in Melbourne on Sunday, Toney reportedly looked especially frail.
The fighter was slow to respond and almost impossible to understand, causing the Australian media to react with concern over the opponent brought in to face their homegrown heavyweight product.
Toney's team would attribute the garbled speech and delayed reaction time to a grueling 24-hour flight and try to allay concerns by commenting that they have Toney checked out by a well-respected neurosurgeon every six months, just out of precaution.
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Toney may not be able to quit, even if he wanted. The former middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweight world champion is reportedly deeply in debt to the IRS, currently owing as much as $354,000 in [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] even after the agency reportedly seized his full $500,000 payday for the 2010 farce of a fight with UFC legend Randy Couture.
Needing to make a living and still owing a tremendous amount of money, Toney is going about earning a living in the only profession he has really known. But as meaningful bouts get tougher to find and the American public grows increasingly uncomfortable with watching him fight, Toney is being forced to travel the world to play invading foreign villain against hometown heroes. However, by taking his show on the road, he's also at greater risk, putting his health in the hands of a foreign promotion that only cares about the man as a one-time resume-filler for their star.
Toney's upcoming opponent, the 34-year-old Lucas Browne, is by no means a world beater. In fifteen pro fights, the late boxing convert is undefeated with fourteen knockouts, but his opposition sports a feeble combined record of 157-185-16 and Toney, even a badly shot version of Toney, could very well represent the best opponent he has faced in a four-year pro career.
But even if James Toney gets blown out by a fighter who wouldn't have been good enough to be a sparring partner back in the day, "Lights Out" will keep pressing forward. He has to. And there's nobody with the authority to stop him.
Take one step north or south of the border, hop on an airplane east or west, and what little regulation that exists in the United States completely disappears. Like it or not, for as long as Toney can keep himself upright through the ring instructions, someone, somewhere will be willing to pay him for a gig as a human sacrifice.
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Can you post results as they come through?
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:05 AM   #5
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Yeah please has Daniel Ammann fought yet?
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:21 AM   #6
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James toney has been humiliated once already by a MMA warrior chances are he gets embarrassed again by another..
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Big comparision from boxing to MMA. He was never going to go anywhere in MMA because he dont have any ground work and anyone who comes up against him would just take him down. Browne is a bum compared to the fighters that Toney has been in with, Toney should hang his head in shame if he looses this one.
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Yeah please has Daniel Ammann fought yet?
That bout is on right now.
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Results so far >>>

Razvan Cojanu d Paula Mataele TKO 3.
Joe Lloyd d Anton Tuilotolava TKO 1.
Jake Carr d Joel Bourke UD.
Qamil Balla d Jay Thompson TKO 1.
Matthew Lytwynenko drew With Singsiam Kokietgym.
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Yeah please has Daniel Ammann fought yet?
Daniel Ammann d Kane Watts UD (98-91, 97-93, 97-92).
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Thanks for the results... Sol must be fighting now?
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Just read on a mates facebook page, Haumono was stopped by Johnson
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Just read on a mates facebook page, Haumono was stopped by Johnson
...in round 10
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no suprize really, he was down here in Albury training and sparring novice amateurs.
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...in round 10

Spewing, how was he going before he was stopped?
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