Seventeen years on from calling out the likes of Nigel Benn and Chris Eubank, James “Lights Out” Toney is still at it. The target of his tirade this time was the whole heavyweight division. Frustrated at not being able to secure a major fight in the division, Toney let rip at all and sundry last night…
In the biggest of this weekend’s fights, Vitali Klitschko defended his WBC heavyweight title with a comprehensive points victory over Shannon Briggs in Hamburg. Underdog Briggs showed superb resilience to last 12 rounds in the face of a thunderous barrage but the Ukrainian was awarded every round by all three judges.
Sam Webb produced a near perfect performance in retaining his British light-middleweight title with a crushing 11th round knockout of Martin Concepcion on Saturday night at East London’s plush nightclub Troxy.
Former light-heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver aims to fight either David Haye or the Klitschko brothers for the world heavyweight title by the end of 2011. The 42-year-old Roy Jones Jnr conqueror outlined his plans in a conference call with boxing writers on Tuesday ahead of his debut outing in the heavyweight division with dangerous Dominican Nagy Aguilera.