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James Toney: “I would love to fight the Klitschko sisters but they’re scared and want to stay over in their country”by Geoffrey Ciani (Interviewed by Jenna J & Geoffrey Ciani) - This week’s 113th edition of On the Ropes Boxing Radio featured an exclusive interview with former three-division champion James “Lights Out” Toney (72-6-3, 44 KOs) who is scheduled to make his return to the ring Thursday night against Damon Reed (45-14, 32 KOs) at the San Manuel Indian Casino in San Bernardino, California. Toney spoke about his upcoming fight and talked about his Hall of Fame career and other matters pertaining to the current boxing landscape. Here is what he had to say:On how he feels about returning to the ring against Damon Reed on February 24:“Damon Reed, I think he’s a good opponent. I hope he comes to fight. I hope he doesn’t run. I’ve heard some of the comments that he made and I hope he has more guts than what he’s talking about running. So I’m looking forward to it. I’m excited and I can’t wait for the fans to see the real heavyweight champion in action, period!”On whether he expects to experience any ring rust given the fact he has been out of the ring for fifteen months:“Maybe for the first round or so, but after that I’ll be ready. I’m brand new. I’m ready to go!”Regarding his current goals in the heavyweight division:“The goal is to get all the heavyweight titles. I want the WBO, I want the WBC, I want all the belts in the division. That’s the most important thing right there. I want to fight the best opposition out there. I ain’t never been one to duck nobody unlike most of these clowns out there are doing. I want to fight the best. If you think you’re better than me I want to fight. Let’s make it happen. Chris Arreola, let’s make it happen. Tomasz Adamek, let’s make it happen. I would love to fight the Klitschko sisters but they’re scared and want to stay over in their country. I ain’t chasing them around no more. I’ve been chasing them for seven years.”On whether he still considered himself to be an elite level fighter at age 42:“Oh my goodness! I’m just getting started. Earlier in my career I was in my infant stage. Now I’m beginning my adult stage and I’m ready to fight now.”Regarding a potential fight against one of the Klitschko brothers:“I’ve been trying to fight these guys for seven years. These guys have no desire to fight me because they know what time it is. When I saw them last year at the Arreola fight, they deliberately walked the other way. They walked the other way when they saw me because they know. They were so God damned sacred of me they thought I was going to jump them right there. Everybody thinks I’m going to fight them on the spot. I ain’t going to throw a punch at all, period! I want to get paid in the ring. I want to knock their asses out in the ring. To anybody who thinks the Klitschko sisters are the best, these guys are garbage. They stay in their country. Garbage!”Regarding the upcoming fights for each of the Klitschko brothers:“I don’t care who they fight. I don’t care! They’re probably fighting garbage cans. I ain’t never heard about them. I don’t care about them. I’m not going to chase them because everybody knows there is only one heavyweight champion and that’s me. One thing that’s going to be impossible is to insist we’re going to fight. I’m going to worry about me. I’m not going to worry about what they’re doing.”On whether he believes Wladimir ducked him when he decided to face Hasim Rahman at the time when Toney had a TKO3 win over Rahman:“Yeah, but everybody knows what it is. The guy slacked out. Hasim Rahman is supposed to be a tough guy. I beat him down. He’s pretty decent guy. What kind of fighter pulls sh*t like that? I fought whoever right here and was willing to go through hell. These guys pick fights like cowards. They’re nothing. They’re garbage.”His views on WBA heavyweight champion David Haye:“I call him David Gay. He’s gay. You know what I’m saying? He’s gay. It’s the same old stuff. He ain’t fighting nobody. I heard he’s fighting Povetkin. That’s what I heard of last night. He’s fighting Povetkin, somebody who nobody ever heard of, somebody who’s trained by the mouth of Teddy Atlas who can’t explain nothing unless it’s superficial. I’ll say it once again, they’re nothing. They’re nothing. There is nothing there. If you want to fight me you got to come over here. I’m chasing these dead ends. I’m not chasing them. I refuse to chase these guys. I’m going to fight with my title over here. I’m not worried about them. Titles don’t make James Toney. James Toney makes them. I won every belt there is so it doesn’t matter. The heavyweight division is the worst of all time. The biggest fight in the division couldn’t happen because they won’t step up.”On whether he feels he needs to fight his way up the rankings to get a title shot with one of the champions:“You don’t understand what I’m saying. I don’t care about that. I don’t care about being ranked in the organizations. I’m only trying to defend my title. That’s it. The only way it’s going to happen is if the fans go out there and call for it and you in the media go out there and talk about it. Then maybe it would have hope. That’s what it’s going to take. This is not the 60s or 70s where real fighters fight any more. This is all put on by newspaper people like yourselves.”On whether he ever considered hanging up the gloves given he has already had a Hall of Fame career and is now 42:“For what? I’m not done yet. You know what I’m saying? I said my goal was to fight for the heavyweight titles. I keep telling everybody, the belts don’t define James Toney. James Toney defines belts. If the belts are held by David Haye and the Klitschkos and nobody knew who they were before they even got the belts, and still when they do have them they don’t mean anything because they aren’t doing nothing with it.”His views on Tomasz Adamek’s transition into the heavyweight division and how it compares to his own transition:“I made a transition to fight a monster. He ain’t done nothing! If you look at everybody he fought, they matched him very carefully. Like I said, this is not old school boxing. This is new wave BS. You know we take the least risk for the most money and that’s what he’s doing right now. Who’s he fighting now? He’s fighting, I read it, oh! Kevin McBride! Come on! Are you kidding me? Please! See what you got to do? These guys get no-hopers and they knock them out. Arreola is the same way. They do what they got to do to protect their fighters and make money off them.”On whether he believes he is more deserving of a shot at a Klitschko than Adamek:“I don’t care about fighting Klitschkos! I keep telling you! I’ve tried for seven years! I’m done chasing these clowns! If I do get the chance to fight them I won’t fight them over there. He has to come over here. I’m not doing that. I’m James Toney. With my name alone the ticket will sell. These guys don’t impress me. They impress all of you guys. They don’t impress me. I’m not worried about the guys.”His views on Bernard Hopkins and why a fight between him and Hopkins never went done:“The reason why the fight never happened is because he backed out. You know Bernard, he’s a good fighter. He’s not a great fighter. He’s not a Hall of Fame fighter. You know what I’m saying? A fighter like him, he’ll run. These old school fighters never run in with their heads down and hit and hold. That’s all Bernard does. He was supposed to fight me in ’04 and he decided to fight De La Hoya because I would have beaten him. Even if he had fought me at cruiserweight, he would have went from the ring straight to the morgue.”Regarding clarification on whether he really believes Bernard Hopkins is not a future Hall of Famer:“No, I don’t think he’s a Hall of Famer but he is going to be in the Hall of Fame. He’s not a great fighter. The way he fights, he fights scared. If you ever watched an old school fighter in the 60s and 70s, did you ever see one running in with his head down and hitting and holding besides a bum? Come on man! I’m a fight historian. I watch fights. I see how old school fighters fight and Bernard Hopkins does not fight old school. He fights old scared.”His views on Hopkins first fight with Jean Pascal and whether he believes Hopkins will become the oldest fighter to win a title in the ring when he has a rematch with Pascal this May:“Well he should be. Pascal’s not a good fighter. So why not? I thought he won the first time. He made mistakes. He was an old guy. He got dropped and that saved Pascal.”On his expectations when he decided to make the jump to heavyweight to face Evander Holyfield:“I wanted another belt. That was one of my goals. I have more skills than anyone in boxing. I’m like Joe Louis, Jersey Joe Walcott, that’s my style. I have an old school style. I can dominate this game and it’s not too late. I’m going to show you. I’m not just going to tell you.”His views on his heavyweight title fight against John Ruiz which was later declared a no contest:“I made a flaw. I took the fight sooner than I should have because I was still in rehab for the muscle tear when I won the IBA heavyweight title one month prior. So I wanted to take the fight before he could get away instead of waiting and, boom! While I was in training I was taking medication and I tested positive for steroids.”His views on why he has had so many ups and downs since the Ruiz fight:“Basically I was just being myself. There was nobody around me. I don’t blame anybody. I wasn’t getting myself in great shape, but that was in the past and I’m looking towards the future. I have no regrets over anything. Everybody who watched knows with Hasim Rahman I beat him. But still. Hey! It is what it is. It was a draw. It’s in the past. Now I’m looking forward to February 24.”His views on the downfall of his former opponent Roy Jones Junior:“Well like I said, I don’t worry about anybody else. I just worry about James Toney.”His views on current Pound-for-Pound King Manny Pacquiao:“We trained in the same gym. I’ve known him for fifteen years. He was a little dude and now he’s the best pound-for-pound fighter in today’s game. He goes to work hard in training. That’s how he finds that. The kid works hard and he does what he needs to do to be on top.”On how he felt to finally get into the ring with Vassiliy Jirov considering all of the postponements and problems in the lead-up to finally putting that fight together.“It was unbelievable! So when we finally got in the ring I said, “Yeah, now it’s time to beat that ass”. Now I love it. You know what I’m saying? When that bell rang in that first round, I came out and I knew it was just a matter of time before I would break him. I know I would break him. Every young fighter who got in the ring with me, if he doesn’t have a lot of years, he ain’t never been the same after fighting me. I’ve warned everybody.”On which performance(s) from his career he views as his best complete efforts:“I’ll give you two of them: Iran Barkley and Evander Holyfield.”His views on comments made by Montell Griffin on a previous episode where he said “watch the fights without the sound on and you’ll know who the real winner was” regarding their two fights together:“Yeah he won the fights, and he’s right! If you turn the sound off everybody will see I won the fights. You know what I’m saying? I didn’t care about any of that business. You see where he is now? You see where I’m at. So I don’t worry about it. Things happen for a certain reason. God must have had a reason and here we are. I’m still doing my thing.”His views on Montell Giffin’s career and accomplishments:“What did he achieve? He could have done more than he did. I can’t speak for anybody who I don’t know that well. From what I’ve seen when we fought, he was a decent boxer and as far as punching power he was a skinny dude.”On how he would ultimately like to be remembered by the fans:“I want to be known as one of the greatest fighters of all time, period! You know I fought any and everybody. I one of the toughest and most skilled, just look at my record. I’ve fought the best in every division I’ve been in. I never ducked anybody and I’m still the only heavyweight champion of the world, period!”On whether he views Manny Pacquiao or Floyd Mayweather as the Pound-for-Pound King in boxing:“I can’t tell you until they fight. That’s the only way. Some people go with Mayweather now. I’ve known Manny for the last fifteen years. I’d say it’s a tossup. All I can tell you is James Toney is the best fighter overall now, period! Nobody has more skills than me. Everybody wants to be like me, but they aren’t like mine.”On how often he plans to fight following his upcoming fight given his recent inactivity:“I would love to fight. If I could have I would have fought ten more times, but it’s not my fault. Everybody is ducking me and dodging me and refusing. I’m only in it to give the fans the best fights. If they can’t have that, then hey I give it a try. I want to fight at least seven or eight more times before I retire and hopefully most of them will be big fights.”On whether he regrets having a fight in MMA:“I don’t regret nothing I did in life, period. It wasn’t my day. I’m going to do it again. I’m not done with it. I’ll be back in the cage probably in April or June. That’s not the last of it.”His official prediction against Damon Reed:“I’m knocking him out.”http://www.eastsideboxing.com/news.php?p=26995&more=1/CREASING WHAT A LEGEND!

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He wants a payday, he'd get weighed in to within an inch of his life.He's amusing, I give him that, but I worry that some people take him seriously.If any boxing commission allows him to fight Haye, they should be charged with manslaughter upon his death.

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WHOSE NEXT??????NEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXXTI GOT MILK BAAAABBBBYYYWHOSE NEXT?????EVANDER HOLYFIELD IS A GREAT FIGHTER DNT TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIMLARRY I DNT LIKE YOU GET THE f*ck AWAY FROM ME

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bill= jas1992 f*ck off u dirty tr0ll

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WHOSE NEXT??????NEEEEEXXXXXXXXXXXXTI GOT MILK BAAAABBBBYYYWHOSE NEXT?????EVANDER HOLYFIELD IS A GREAT FIGHTER DNT TAKE THAT AWAY FROM HIMJIM I DNT LIKE YOU GET THE f*ck AWAY FROM ME
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lol, he's delusional...toney_fat.jpg

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