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JAMES TONEY: "BERNARD WILL MAKE EVERY EXCUSE IN THE WORLD NOT TO FIGHT ME"

By Percy Crawford | December 08, 2009
JAMES TONEY:

"I'm like Freddie Kruger to Bernard Hopkins. I'm Candyman; he says my name 3 times and he's going to see me. Bernard knows who he can pick on. He picks fights that he knows he can win. He's not going to fuck with me. He wants to fuck with Roy Jones and now he's talking about David Haye…he will fight Felix Trinidad again before he says my name. I'm telling the boxing fans right now, don't let Bernard fool ya'll into watching him fight some bullshit headline fight. He's trying to fight guys he has already fought and they are a shell of what they were when he fought them the first time. Bernard will make every excuse in the world not to fight me," stated future Hall-of-Famer James "Lights Out" Toney as he shared his thoughts on Bernard Hopkins, Roy Jones Jr., Danny Green, David Haye and much more. Hearing that Hopkins is looking to become a heavyweight champion in 2010, Toney, a legend in his own right, is eager to replace Roy Jones Jr. as his next opponent to help him get his feet wet in the new division. Check it out!

PC: JT, I know you have a lot you want to cover. It's the "Lights Out Show" right now, so what do you want to begin with?

JT: It's on you Percy Mercy. We can always get into it about Roy getting knocked out by a bum in 2 minutes.

PC: That's a good starting point. You did some sparring with Danny Green awhile back, right?

JT: Yeah, I fucked Danny Green up real bad. He came over here running his mouth and he couldn't get out of trouble after that. Roy let this motherfucker knock him out. I didn't even see the fight, but I heard he got hit with a thumb on his ear and went down like the statue on Rocky. I didn't see it, but I heard it was bad. He should have never lost to that dude; that's embarrassing. Roy Jones could go put his thumb in his mouth and in his ass and go fight chickens like the rest of those fags do.

PC: Do you think it is worse that Roy lost or the fact that Hopkins still wants to make that fight, because let's be honest, the fans get screwed if they make that fight on pay-per-view.

JT: I saw that shit. He said as long as Jones didn't go out on his back, but shit he might as well have. He got knocked out; he had to go out some kind of way. Bernard should be ashamed.

PC: Did you watch Hopkins' fight with Ornelas?

JT: I watched 3 rounds and turned it off because it was boring as usual. They didn't even want to play music for him to come out to. Bernard should have knocked that dude out. They want to talk about who I fought last, but I did what I was supposed to do against a fighter like that and that's what Bernard should have done to that dude. Niggas can talk all of the shit they want to talk about, but they ain't going to get in the ring with me. That's the bottom line. All of them want to talk that shit, but they can step right up, get in the ring with me and make my motherfucking day. I'm like McDonald's boy, I'm serving them. Bernard Hopkins should be ashamed of himself for the shit he put on last night with his old snaggletooth, billy goat looking ass. He put on that sorry ass showing in Philadelphia; they should have booed his ass. Bernard has no marketability. They had to put curtains around the top of the stadium so people wouldn't see all of those empty seats. At least I can put 15,000 people in seats when I fight.

PC: A lot of people wanted to see the Hopkins-Jones rematch, but it's lost a lot of steam with the way that Jones lost more than anything. You and Hopkins shared Ring Magazine's cover at one point. Do you think just as many people want to get Hopkins-Toney for the first time rather than Hopkins-Jones for the second time?

JT: Hell yeah, but he won't say my name. He scared. I'm like Freddie Kruger to Bernard Hopkins. I'm Candyman; he says my name 3 times and he's going to see me. Bernard knows who he can pick on. He picks fights that he knows he can win. He's not going to fuck with me. He wants to fuck with Roy Jones and now he's talking about David Haye. Come on now. David Haye's going to destroy him and David Haye can't even fight. he will fight Felix Trinidad again before he says my name. I'm telling the boxing fans right now, don't let Bernard fool ya'll into watching him fight some bullshit headline fight. He's trying to fight guys he has already fought and they are a shell of what they were when he fought them the first time. Bernard will make every excuse in the world not to fight me.

PC: Is Danny Green a fight that you would be interested in?

JT: If Danny Green wants to fight, he can get it. All you have to do is send a news wire to Australia and tell Danny Green to come and get it again baby!  This time, we can do it for real.

PC: I watched your sparring session with Green, but for people reading the interview that didn't get a chance to see it, how did it go?

JT: Tell everybody to go to YouTube and you will see what James Toney did to Danny Green [Editor's note: click here for pt. 1 and click here for pt. 2 of the sparring session]. They going to be like, "That's the dude that beat Roy Jones?" I beat the breaks off his ass. As a matter of fact, I turned him from pure white to gray. I kicked his ass. If we were to ever fight, they will probably throw me in jail for attempted murder.

PC: Do you think these other guys are just fighting for paydays and you still are trying to prove you are the baddest?

JT: I fight for paychecks too, but I want to fight for my money. I don't want to fight some guy that just got knocked out in the first round. Damn, at least let Roy get a few wins in. He calling the man out less than 24 hours after he got knocked the fuck out. Hopkins is trying to fool the public into thinking that would still be a good fight. That's why MMA is taking over and they are all over the airways and everything, because they putting the fights together and we are putting together bullshit. I'm telling you, I am going to have Dave take me to Toy R Us to buy 2 Barbie Dolls with skirts on and put fake belts on them and send them to the Klitschko Sisters for Christmas. I'm going to send Roy Jones a bag of ice for Christmas to heal his ego if he still has one. I read all on the internet where Roy Jones said he was going to do this and that and he went over there and didn't do shit but go to sleep after 2 minutes. That's a long flight to get his ass knocked out like that in 2 minutes and the worst part is he got beat up by a white boy. That's embarrassing. Roy and Bernard getting beat up by white boys. Calzaghe spanked both of their asses. As a matter of fact, Calzaghe spanked Bernard like a 3-year-old child. When I was at super middleweight I would have destroyed Calzaghe. Bernard and Roy need to stay away from white foreign fighters. Calzaghe slapped both of them around and Green beat Roy's ass faster than the time it take to make 2 minute rice. You see what I do to foreign white boys. I destroy them. I make them quit and run home to their mommas. You haven't heard from Vassiliy Jirov since. He tried to call me out one time and I told him he better go play with a kid. I don't play games like that. I take shit seriously. If he wants it again, all they have to do is come up with the money and I will knock him out faster. I made him a walking corps.

PC: Do you think Bernard makes for a viable heavyweight?

JT: Man, he trying to fight Haye, AKA Billy Ocean. Don't fight easy targets, even though he will get beat by David Haye, fight a real legend. Come fight me. I will fight anybody. I will fight Brock Lesnar. I don't care about him. He talks all that shit. Let's do this man. Everybody throw your hat in the ring and let's do this. I will fight anybody, anywhere at anytime. Alls they gotta do is pay me and don't fucking delay me.

PC: I gotta ask your thought on Chris Arreola's 4th round TKO over Brian Minto?

JT: He lucky Minto can't punch. Arreola is terrible. They are going to keep that bum as far away from me as possible. Nothing against Minto, but he was one ESPN's Friday Night Fights forever and now he is the co-main event on HBO. What is boxing coming to? Then you got these guys on HBO, Max Kellerman, Emmanuel Steward and Jim Lampley, saying Arreola is the best American heavyweight and the motherfucker is Mexican. They won't say my name and they won't put him nowhere near me.

PC: Dana White recently said he was dying to put a boxer in the Octagon because they wouldn't stand a chance. Is that something you would seriously do?

JT: Aw shit, tell Dana White he can suck my dick. 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.

PC: Are you talking boxing rules or MMA rules as well? Ring or the cage?

JT: It don't matter man. Everybody thinks that I couldn't fight in a cage. I got one of the baddest motherfuckers 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 shit 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.

PC: So you are calling out anyone from cruiserweight to heavyweight in boxing and from light heavyweight to heavyweight in MMA?

JT: MMA or boxing, whatever they want to do, come see me. When I see MMA fighters at every fight, they come up to me telling me I'm great and all that and that's cool; keep it that way. But if you want to get on the other side, you can get on the other side too. It don't matter. We can do whatever they want to do too, just pay me and don't delay me. I guarantee you this, they pay me a lot of money and I'm going to knock your motherfucking head off.

PC: That's what's up JT. As always, I appreciate the interview man. Is there anything you want to close with?

JT: Tell them rats out there I got some cheese for them. Come and get it!

PC: We will put this out there for you my man.

JT: Alright baby! Have mercy Percy!



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