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 an uncanny 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”.
With his new UFC contract just signed and his subsequent refusal to fight in the octagon in any other division other than heavyweight, here’s a little reminder of just how extraordinary James Toney is.
And when he gets his first win inside the octagon, expect his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan to go a little like this: