Black Sports : Congradulations to James Toney, new WBA Heavyweight Champ!

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  1. panafrica

    panafrica Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    http://www.fightnews.com

    I didn't tell the family about this fight, because I wasn't sure that it would be worth watching. Only a hardcore boxing fan could watch a John Ruiz fight. He is literally the most boring fighter I have ever seen, and most boxing fans would agree with me. His boxing style is to land a jab, then clinch for about 15 seconds until the ref seperates him....then he will land another jab, then clinch again for about 15 second until the ref seperates him again. He repeats this pattern (sometimes substituting a right hand for a jab) for 12 rounds. I only tune in to John Ruiz fights hoping that he will get KTFO by his opponent. Most of the time he wins, and I fall asleep in the process. Last night he fought James Toney, a former middleweight champ in the early 1990s. Toney was a vastly superior fighter in terms of his skills; however, he isn't the most exciting guy to watch either. Surprisingly the fight was better than I thought, and I loved the outcome. I'm not the biggest James Toney fan, but anyone who beats Ruiz is my main man! For anyone still interested, HBO will probably replay the fight sometime tonight.
     
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    big ups to him on this great feat
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.
     
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    The best possible heavyweight matchup right now is Vitali Klitchko and James Toney
     
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    da philly kid is still knockin headz...
    some skillz take longer to lose...
    bigups james toney aka joe frazier...lol

    one love
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    Actually James Toney is from Detriot.
     
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    aw dang...what was i thinking...

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    well not so fast look like he's going down
    by this new finding in his system ...........
     
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    Monetary going above and beyond PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yep. How can you give someone a title when they're retired? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Will he come out of retirement to accept the belt? :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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    He came out of retirement shortly before this story broke. Most boxing retirements are just the result of a dejected fighter who lost an important bout. The majority of boxers usually retire only when they can no longer physically fight. I am extremely upset over this. John Ruiz is the worst fighter I've ever seen. I truly loathe his boxing style. I thought the loss to Toney would finally end his career. Now I have to suffer through his boring fights for a little while longer.
     
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