Tag Archives: James Toney

Old School Fighters of the Modern Era: 33 Noted Boxing Buffs Weigh In

When applied to boxing, the term “Old School” has many meanings. That said, in this, our latest survey, we asked […]

What’s Old is New Again. Bare-knuckle Boxing Resurfaces in Wyoming

On July 3, 1889, Governor Robert Lowry of the sovereign state of Mississippi placed a $1000 bounty on the heads of pugilists John L. Sullivan and Jake Kilrain in a futile attempt to prevent them from engaging in a bare-knuckle prizefight on Mississippi soil.

27 Years Later, Toney’s Late KO of Nunn Not Such a Shocker

The passage of time has a way of providing perspective to events that once seemed unimaginable. One such event took place on May 10, 1991

Southern California, The Soul of Boxing: part 4 of a 4-part series

A few weeks before Halloween a middleweight fighter from Kazakhstan, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin was making his first ring appearance in Southern California and facing Mexico’s Marco Antonio

The Cruiserweight Division is Hot, But For How Long?

Caesars Sports Pavilion in Las Vegas. (The WBO, which came into existence in 1988, did not crown its first cruiser champ, Boone Pultz, until Dec. 3, 1989.)

Roy Jones Jr. Says He Was Better Than Mayweather….and Roy’s Right!

Mayweather’s record, which isn’t hard to do, it’s more authentic to compare him to another pound for pound great from his era or slightly before it….Roy Jones.

Jim Lampley Wistfully Recalls The Roy Jones That Was

Kryptonite could bring the Man of Steel to his knees. Greek mythology’s Achilles was unconquerable in battle, but he could be brought down

They Said It…Dewdrops From 35 Years on the Boxing Beat, Part II

When I went through my voluminous files for a compilation of some of the better quotes collected from my many years on the boxing beat, I figured

To Russia With Gloves: Sad To Say, But Ricardo Mayorga Isn’t Done Yet

In June of 2004, Ricardo Mayorga told Associated Press writer Filadelfo Aleman that he was bored with boxing and planned to retire after two more fights.

Can Ward or Kovalev Equal Light Heavyweight Greats of the Past?

Light heavyweights seldom receive the spotlight. Instead, they are the undesignated lone wolves of professional boxing. But the 175-pound weight division […]