Toney with better work ethic in the heavyweight division

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  1. janitor

    janitor Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    The guy basically just sparred with anybody who would spar with him, and that was his training.

    It is even alleged that he used to handle Riddick Bowe in sparring.

    It worked for a while, but he was gaining weight for a reason.

    He did not have a balanced training regime.
     
  2. 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.
     
  3. 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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  4. 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.
     
  5. 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.
     
  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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