The heavyweight division thought they were getting a longer reprieve from the onrushing train known as James Toney, but with the cast now off his torn left bicep and after receiving the green light from his doctor last Thursday to resume boxing training next month, beware, because “Lights Out” is hungrier than ever to add a ton full of heavyweights to his resume. "First and second stage accomplished,” said Toney (68-4-2, 43 KOs), who was injured during his dominating 12 round decision win over previously unbeaten Rydell Booker on September 23. " After watching that garbage this weekend, I feel like fighting now and beating these heavyweights with one arm tied behind my back. Believe me, I ain't kidding."
Noted surgeon Dr. Tony Daly removed the cast from Toney’s arm over 2-weeks ago, and was delighted with the three-division champion’s prognosis. “The bicep looks fine and now we will strengthen the muscles,” said Dr. Daly at the time. Said Dan Goossen of Goossen Tutor Promotions after speaking to Dr. Daly last Thursday, “I was told that the arm is healing great, and by December he will be able to get back to his boxing training. The calls and emails we received this weekend from fans was overwelhmingly pleading for James' return to the ring. He adds a dimension no other heavyweight has since the dominating performances of Mike Tyson, EXCITEMENT AND EXPLOSIVENESS. As I said before, he is the future in the heavyweight division now."