Toney with better work ethic in the heavyweight division

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  1. Charles White

    Charles White Chucker Full Member

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    Any idea what years this might have occurred between? Hadn’t heard this before but find it interesting as I love both fighters. However, I assume this was the older shot version of Bowe considering the time period when Toney moved to heavyweight.
     
  2. Jackstraw

    Jackstraw Active Member Full Member

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    According to the man himself, yes.
    “Other men learn how to fight. I was born knowing.”
     
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  3. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    I think he beats Byrd in a close fight. The Klitschkos are probably a step too far although he would do quite well against Vitali.
     
  4. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    James Toney was a pretty good high school football player and I bet he didn't play at 154.
    I think that he was just a thicker guy that happened to be 5'10" or whatever he was.
     
  5. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Then he met Bill Miller that taught him how to know.
     
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  6. greynotsoold

    greynotsoold Boxing Addict Full Member

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    That would have been a better decision, but I think that he made a deliberate choice to bulk up. I think that his steroid use indicates that.
     
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  7. Pepsi Dioxide

    Pepsi Dioxide Active Member Full Member

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    I think he played football around 220 lbs and got down as he kept up with boxing
     
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