James Toney will forever go down as my…second favorite boxer out there. Anyone that says “I just have this thing inside me that wants to eat and conquer. Maybe it’s egotistical, but I have it in me. I don’t want to be a tycoon. I just want to conquer people and their souls.” pretty much wins my vote as greatest boxer of all time (we love you Tyson and thanks for making me slam my NES controller on my parents coffee table in frustration). James Toney has a ‘Hornisque‘ record of 72-6 and the dude is still the current NABO and IBA Heavyweight champion. When he was questioned about his alleged steroid use, Toney slapped the reporter in the face and said “If I’m the poster boy for steroids, steroids is going out of business”. In an interview with FightHype, James Toney makes his beef with Dana White blatantly apparent:
Tell Dana White he can suck my [expletive]. That’s why he calls out them bum ass fighters. He called out Roy Jones and Floyd Mayweather, but they ain’t calling James Toney out because they don’t want to see me. They have the same excuse that I am old, fat and short. Well, come and see me then because it should be easy for them.
Everybody thinks that I couldn’t fight in a cage. I got one of the baddest [expletive] in the world in my corner, man. “Pops” is one of the original cage fighting masters when he was fighting over there in Indonesia and won. I know all of the [expletive] that they think I don’t know. Dana White is a frustrated fighter because he used to be a boxer back in Boston and was getting knocked out every week, so he had to quit.
If Ray Mercer can KO the former UFC heavyweight champion in 9 seconds, James Toney jumping into MMA isn’t that nutty. Props to ‘Pops’ for being an original cage fighting master. [Source]