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Fitz
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Fledgling promoter Empire Sports will promote a monthly boxing card that will air nationally on Fox Sports Net throughout 2011, according to president Greg Cohen.

The series, called "Fight Night in America," will generally air on the last Thursday of each month, Cohen told ESPN.com. Some of the early shows will air on tape delay, as was the case with the Dec. 17 debut card Prize Fight-promoted welterweight prospect Jesse Lubash (14-0, 8 KOs) of Pittsburgh.

Former three-division champ James Toney (72-6-3, 44 KOs) will face Damon Reed (45-14, 32 KOs) on Feb. 24 at the San Manuel Indian Bingo & Casino in San Bernardino, Calif., in a heavyweight fight in the main event of the next edition, which will also air on tape delay.

Toney, 42, has not boxed since a second-round knockout of Matt Greer in September 2009. Toney later made a failed attempt to compete in mixed martial arts, but was embarrassed by Randy Couture at UFC 118 in August. Couture took Toney to the mat in the opening seconds of the bout and he eventually submitted in the first round without throwing a punch.

Although Toney is a veteran near the end of his career, Cohen said the thrust of the series will be to feature rising talent in competitive bouts. Among the prospects Empire will feature on the series are Lubash, welterweight Hastings "Sting" Bwalya (6-0, 5 KOs), a 2008 Olympian for Zambia who now lives in Las Vegas, and light heavyweight Badou Jack (5-0, 4 KOs), a 2008 Olympian for Gambia who lives in Sweden. Bwalya and Jack are scheduled to fight on the Toney-Reed undercard.

Cohen said besides the fighters his company promotes, he is open to working with other promoters as well. Toney, for example, does not have a promotional agreement with Empire beyond the upcoming fight, Cohen said.

"We are not averse to working with other promoters because we are looking to make this series a real success," said Cohen, who hopes to develop fighters who can move on to the HBO and Showtime level of fights. "We want to make competitive fights. We are looking to build a brand. It's good for the sport. The more televised boxing, the better it is for the sport."

Cohen said the first few shows probably will air on a tape-delayed basis within a week or two of taking place and run for one hour. However, he said once college basketball season concludes the series will move to a live, two-hour format with Barry Tompkins and Benny Ricardo calling the action.

Cohen said his company secured sponsors to underwrite the cost of the show as opposed to FSN paying a license fee.

"We're starting as a monthly show and we hope to grow to be bigger than monthly. Twice a month would be the goal," Cohen said. "If we will deliver on our end and Fox delivers on its end, this will be a great partnership. We are taking care of the production, but Fox made a very favorable deal with us on the sponsors we brought the to table. It's a nice situation for both parties."


Setting himself up for a fight with one of the Klitschko's possibly.
Lil-lightsout
Well at least he will finally get his ass in the boxing ring. I honestly do not expect to see much from him though at his age and his lack of discipline for training. Barring a miracle that we have been waiting on for a long time, Toney will come to the ring overweight and have a lackluster effort.
AussieLad
James needs to hang up the gloves and become a trainer. He has awesome knowledge, but is probably one of those guys that cant teach it to someone else. if he could teach though... bring a young guy up from day one... man he could produce some quality fighters
JLUVBABY
he owes oquendo a rematch....
Snoop
Toney as a trainer? I can only imagine that kind of shit he would say.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (Snoop @ Jan 28 2011, 05:19 AM) *
Toney as a trainer? I can only imagine that kind of shit he would say.



They would need a translator. Maybe one of those computer thingee's that Stephen Hawking uses laugh.gif
alaganza
QUOTE (AussieLad @ Jan 28 2011, 02:28 AM) *
James needs to hang up the gloves and become a trainer. He has awesome knowledge, but is probably one of those guys that cant teach it to someone else. if he could teach though... bring a young guy up from day one... man he could produce some quality fighters


I agree. If he can teach it he would be awesome.
BGv2.0
James Toney Returns from bypass surgery.
KookedKrack
QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Jan 28 2011, 07:18 AM) *
They would need a translator. Maybe one of those computer thingee's that Stephen Hawking uses laugh.gif



*dead* @ the thought of that computer yelling out "Burger King!" in the post fight celebrations
Fitz
blackbelt2003
QUOTE (Fitz @ Jan 29 2011, 04:17 AM) *



Oh, how the cries of 'racism' will now start.




Black
Snoop
gravytrain
QUOTE (Fitz @ Feb 25 2011, 07:54 PM) *
James Toney won by UD

He came in at a high 257lb, haha. He must be putting on that weight on purpose so the size difference isn't as big against the Klitschko's. It's clear that neither Vitali or Wlad want any part of him. They owe him a shot, haha.


i don't know about that, 257 pounds of whoppers isn't anything like a athletic 240 of Wlad or Vitali. i would like him to fight Wlad though, Wlad talking trash is hilarious.
gravytrain
QUOTE (Fitz @ Feb 25 2011, 08:33 PM) *
I was being sarcastic gravy, haha. It was more based on past talk on how Toney deserves a shot against the Klits. I don't care if he fights them or not, but he will get tenderised in there.


you never know man, some people on here give about anyone a shot lol. he's already tender enough, Wlad will have him jiggling a week after the fight. he'll hit him so hard he'll knock BK wrappers out of his rolls.

it would be funny to see Wlad try to talk shit with Toney though, if they had the highlights of press conferences as the image piece for the fight i'd order it.
JLUVBABY
i doubt toney does anything at heavyweight at this point... he is a skilled fighter... but very faded... he's not the guy he was when he beat a younger holyfield... last time i remember seeing him in the boxing ring he was getting beat up by oquendo and being awarded a decision... just saying... anyone that thinks he even has a slim chance vs either klit is delusional... they both stop him... im not saying they knock him out cold tho i think its possible but they would beat him up to the point to where he couldnt continue in my opinion...
Mean Mister Mustard
Another thread in here has people saddened at the thought of Roy Jones fighting David Haye. Maybe Toney should step in with Haye instead, finally see if someone can knock him out.
Warlord
QUOTE (blackbelt2003 @ Jan 29 2011, 01:41 PM) *
Oh, how the cries of 'racism' will now start.




Black

That shit's funny right there, I don't care who you are.
King Eugene
QUOTE (Fitz @ Jan 28 2011, 11:17 PM) *

laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif

By far the funniest thing all day. Kind of resembles Toney a little. Hot damn that was funny as hell.
Maxy
ViperSniper
QUOTE (Maxy @ Feb 27 2011, 01:06 PM) *


What a disgrace! This guy uses his mouth more than his fists these days with all the trash talkin & trash eatin that goes on. The guy expects fights to come to him, yet doesn't want to actually train for these fights and expects a shot at the title? Toney has managed to put close to, if not 40 pounds since moving to HW..that's more than most fighters put in a career!
kidbazooka1
F*ck Toney the guy is a joke the way he's going he will end up seriousley hurt.
Lil-lightsout
QUOTE (Maxy @ Feb 27 2011, 08:06 AM) *

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QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Feb 27 2011, 08:09 AM) *
Except that the gorilla is in far better shape.

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QUOTE (ViperSniper @ Feb 27 2011, 07:30 PM) *
What a disgrace! This guy uses his mouth more than his fists these days with all the trash talkin & trash eatin that goes on. The guy expects fights to come to him, yet doesn't want to actually train for these fights and expects a shot at the title? Toney has managed to put close to, if not 40 pounds since moving to HW..that's more than most fighters put in a career!

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QUOTE (kidbazooka1 @ Feb 28 2011, 01:22 AM) *
F*ck Toney the guy is a joke the way he's going he will end up seriousley hurt.

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The Ollie Reed Fan Club
This from the front page:

"me and my nutrionist made some mistakes"

laugh.gif laugh.gif huh.gif

Where did James find this 'nutrionist?' At the drive-through of his local McDonalds?

I don't know whats more funny, James claiming to use a nutrionist or James and said nutrionist sitting down after the fight ruefully rubbing their chins.

"James I think we made some mistakes."

"Yep next time we'll skip McDonalds and only train at Taco Bell."

"Good suggestion James, problem solved, I think we can have you all the way down to 250 pounds for the next one.""

"Great, now let's eat." laugh.gif
Fitz
QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Feb 28 2011, 07:53 PM) *
This from the front page:

"me and my nutrionist made some mistakes"

laugh.gif laugh.gif huh.gif

Where did James find this 'nutrionist?' At the drive-through of his local McDonalds?

I don't know whats more funny, James claiming to use a nutrionist or James and said nutrionist sitting down after the fight ruefully rubbing their chins.

"James I think we made some mistakes."

"Yep next time we'll skip McDonalds and only train at Taco Bell."

"Good suggestion James, problem solved, I think we can have you all the way down to 250 pounds for the next one.""

"Great, now let's eat." laugh.gif


LOL
BGv2.0
QUOTE (Maxy @ Feb 27 2011, 09:06 AM) *



HEY....WTF!! I thought that dude got hit by a car in "Monster's Ball"!

Glad to see he's ok.
gravytrain
Toney isn't fooling anyone, his fatass doesn't have a nutritionist. unless his nutritionist is Ronald McDonald i'm really questioning the competency of them, that or they tell Toney "James, we need to lower the calorie and carb intake" and Toney just says "fuck that. Aunt Shirley, Dan Goosen, we going to BK".
Fitz
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PC: How frustrating is that to get up the next day and read all of the comments that writers and bloggers have to say about you?

JT: It's not frustrating because they ain't never picked up a glove in their life, let alone had a fight before. They are pen-pushing puppets. In fact, I want you to put this out there. F*ck ********, f*ck Bleacher Report, f*ck Boxingscene and all of these other websites that talked ***** afterwards. If I see them at a fight or something, I'm going to bring the streets to their ass. In fact, I got $10,000 for any one of these b*tch ass writers that think they can spar 3 rounds with me. Let's see how many takers you get. I hate ***** talkers that don't fight, whether it's a fan behind a keyboard or a ***** ass writer behind a pen. Any website that had something to say about James Toney, I will see you sooner or later and f*ck you!


Percy or Ben. Can we make this happen with someone? Any posters on here want to step up and spar with James Toney for 3 rounds? Just getting your ass kicked by Toney would make for a good story. I wonder if we have any posters here willing to step up to James challenge?
Hahaha.
BrutalBodyShots
I've found that most of the time when the headline reads that a fighter "returns" it means that fighter is shot but at one point had a strong presence in the eyes of boxing fans.

"The return of Mike Tyson"

"Fernando Vargas returns"

"The return of Felix Trinidad"

Just a few examples. "Returns" usually indicates a longer than par absence from the ring and usually at a point that's very past-prime. Bottom line, not much to speak of other than a "name."
Byrd Man
Fuck James Toney. And no I'm not fighting shit. lol.

Dude talks all this shit and then can't even put away Damon fucking Reed. In one of his commercials on this site he talks about "I'll keep knocking out whoever they put in front of me". That motherfucker hasn't knocked anyone out in years.* Maybe he needs to get in shape, dedicate himself and then maybe he'll get that shot against the Klitschkos.

He talks about how they're scared of him, but he can't even put away Damon Reed? WHO?

I wish people would stop giving him so much press. You'd think he was the unified world champ or some shit.

At least with Mayweather, who I can't stand, he dedicates himself like no one else and actually respects himself enough to come to the fight in shape.

*Except for Matthew Greer in the fight previous to Reed, he last knocked someone out in 2002 when he beat Jason (Who?) Robinson. He got a TKO against Holy though when Holy's corner threw in the towel*
ViperSniper
QUOTE (Byrd Man @ Mar 2 2011, 06:16 AM) *
Fuck James Toney. And no I'm not fighting shit. lol.

Dude talks all this shit and then can't even put away Damon fucking Reed. In one of his commercials on this site he talks about "I'll keep knocking out whoever they put in front of me". That motherfucker hasn't knocked anyone out in years. Maybe he needs to get in shape, dedicate himself and then maybe he'll get that shot against the Klitschkos.

He talks about how they're scared of him, but he can't even put away Damon Reed? WHO?

I wish people would stop giving him so much press. You'd think he was the unified world champ or some shit.

At least with Mayweather, who I can't stand, he dedicates himself like no one else and actually respects himself enough to come to the fight in shape.


Great point! To think he is now calling out boxing fans is pretty lame.
Byrd Man
QUOTE (ViperSniper @ Mar 1 2011, 09:49 PM) *
Great point! To think he is now calling out boxing fans is pretty lame.


Who does he think he is, Uwe Boll? lol

BTW: the hate I got for a James Toney related blog post on my site is incredible. lol. I didn't publish any of them, because they're simply "Toney-isms" with a few regular words in between "Faggot" "Pussy" and "Motherfucker", often spelled incorrectly. lol

The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (Byrd Man @ Mar 2 2011, 01:11 AM) *
Who does he think he is, Uwe Boll? lol

BTW: the hate I got for a James Toney related blog post on my site is incredible. lol. I didn't publish any of them, because they're simply "Toney-isms" with a few regular words in between "Faggot" "Pussy" and "Motherfucker", often spelled incorrectly. lol


No-one is interested in your Byrd-centric blog Byrdman laugh.gif
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (ViperSniper @ Mar 2 2011, 12:49 AM) *
Great point! To think he is now calling out boxing fans is pretty lame.


I dunno Viper it sounds like it could be a pretty good reality show.
Byrd Man
QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Mar 1 2011, 11:59 PM) *
No-one is interested in your Byrd-centric blog Byrdman laugh.gif


There's actually maybe ONE post in three years involving Chris Byrd. lol.

The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (Byrd Man @ Mar 2 2011, 05:04 AM) *
There's actually maybe ONE post in three years involving Chris Byrd. lol.


That's one post too many. laugh.gif

I find you guilty of excessive man-love towards Chris Byrd and order you into immediate rehab where you will forced to watch endless re-runs of Byrd/Ibeabuchi until you are cured of this horrible horrible disease.
Byrd Man
you all got jokes, I see. lol.

BTW: since we're talking about my blog. lol. Just updated it. Reviews of Marsha Ambrosius' new album, DJ Revolution Presents: Malcolm & Martin: Life Doesn't Frighten Me, some political stuff, some sports stuff, other hip hop stuff.

Click the banner in my sig and it shall take you there!
ViperSniper
QUOTE (Byrd Man @ Mar 2 2011, 06:11 AM) *
Who does he think he is, Uwe Boll? lol

BTW: the hate I got for a James Toney related blog post on my site is incredible. lol. I didn't publish any of them, because they're simply "Toney-isms" with a few regular words in between "Faggot" "Pussy" and "Motherfucker", often spelled incorrectly. lol


Had to look the Raging Boll up laugh.gif

QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Mar 2 2011, 08:02 AM) *
I dunno Viper it sounds like it could be a pretty good reality show.


Who knows..you, or myself could be his next opponent laugh.gif

Maybe that's where he needs to be these days. He would be more successful in his own reality show rather than continue boxing. Only fights I would want to see Toney take is a fight with Tarver or Hopkins at this point in time.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (SmartyBeardo @ Mar 2 2011, 08:44 PM) *
Maybe a fight with one of them big assed female Burger King cashiers who deny him his bag of Whoppers on his nutrionist's orders.


laugh.gif

You're right most people can eat a couple of Whoppers max, but James goes in and orders a whole bag.

Can you imagine getting stuck behind him in the line at BK? You'd be like "oh man when is this dude going to stop ordering?" But you couldn't say it out loud in case the fat bastard turned around and decked you laugh.gif
gravytrain
QUOTE (The Ollie Reed Fan Club @ Mar 2 2011, 11:42 PM) *
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You're right most people can eat a couple of Whoppers max, but James goes in and orders a whole bag.

Can you imagine getting stuck behind him in the line at BK? You'd be like "oh man when is this dude going to stop ordering?" But you couldn't say it out loud in case the fat bastard turned around and decked you laugh.gif




that's what it'd be like if they ran out of flame broiled beef, he'd even get taken down like his UFC days.
The Ollie Reed Fan Club
QUOTE (gravytrain @ Mar 3 2011, 12:30 AM) *


that's what it'd be like if they ran out of flame broiled beef, he'd even get taken down like his UFC days.


Classic it is the white James Toney!

"I'll beat you over those French fries boy." It's like he channelled the spirit of James there for a moment. That's a Toney-ism if ever I've heard one.

And even a Don King "Only in America" thrown in from the sidelines. Fucken brilliant.
wedmyr
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BrutalBodyShots
QUOTE (wedmyr @ Mar 6 2011, 10:57 PM) *
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This guy has got to go.
JLUVBABY
mods or hype... please X this dude... he is tripin... and that is gay... i think i know who it is tho.. lol... hope you guys have the ability to block ip adresses... its a troll from another site or a guy we love to hate that heads another... lol... ive seen that picture before... not registering yet...
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