How highly would rank James Toney all time ?

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  1. mr. magoo

    mr. magoo Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I think he was an ATG
     
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  2. Bronze Tiger

    Bronze Tiger Active Member Full Member

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    If you have him in your top 100 ...you will get no argument from me
     
  3. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    AwardedSteak863 Well-Known Member Full Member

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    Never knocked out or really even hurt badly in a career that spanned 30 years and five weight classes and multiple world championships. The guy was the real deal. He talked **** and backed it up. An ATG without question.
     
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  5. Charlietf

    Charlietf Well-Known Member booted Full Member

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    Absolutely an ATG. He was a mw and even at Hw never was knocked out. He was simply better than Michael nunn who was very good
     
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  6. lufcrazy

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    Definitely an ATG although not as great as Jones and Hopkins imo.

    He had a great run at MW and looked great at SMW.

    He had a dismal run at LHW.

    He had a good run at CW and HW.

    Definitely an ATG.
     
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  7. Webbiano

    Webbiano Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think he falls into the category of a p4p great, but never really did enough or stayed around 1 division for long enough to be a staple top 20 at any particular weight, apart from SMW due to it being so modern.
     
  8. Reinhardt

    Reinhardt Boxing Addict Full Member

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    It's hard to rate Toney in any division as near the top,, but I rate him highly for his overall body of work.
     
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  9. Bulldog24

    Bulldog24 Boxing Addict booted Full Member

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  10. The Senator

    The Senator Member Full Member

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    Excellent fighter who had a distinct, eye pleasing style, took on many of the best challenges he could find and was as tough as anyone. I rate Toney highly, and consider him one of the best MWs of a strong era.
     
  11. robert ungurean

    robert ungurean Богдан Full Member

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    ATG skill wise but hes his worst enemy too.
     
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  12. surfinghb1

    surfinghb1 Member Full Member

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    ATG yes ....good question on ranking ... but at least charlietf got booted
     
  13. ChrisJS

    ChrisJS Well-Known Member Full Member

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    All-time great. One of my favorites absolutely loved watching him fight even when he was fat.
    He’s hard to rank in a divisional sense. I would imagine he’s in the top 100 boxers of all-time. Maybe around 70-80.
     
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  14. Boxed Ears

    Boxed Ears Ducking Regional Manager Full Member

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    Does anyone on this thread happen to have any milk, please? I am just parched.
     
  15. escudo

    escudo Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Not a swarmer who ever lived below heavyweight beats "Gives a ****" James Toney.
     


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