James Toney fighting mad!


James Toney fighting mad!

Determined to silence the critics who constantly harp on him about his weight and conditioning, the normally loquacious James “Lights Out” Toney was uncharacteristically near silence himself in responding tersely to questions addressed to him during preparation for his September 2nd “No Risk, No Reward” WBC 12-round Heavyweight title elimination bout against the hard-hitting Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter at the Staples Center.


Following a spirited sparring session this past weekend, an obviously irritated Toney redirected his anger toward his critics in addressing the following training camp update queries:


Q:  How is your weight, James?

A:  “I am a (bleeping) heavyweight.  No one questioned (Muhammad) Ali and

      (George) Foreman, so don’t question me.”


Q:  How is your conditioning?

A:  “Same as above.”  (Bleep) Off!”


Q:  What about your cigar smoking?

A:  “Yeah what about it? Smoke this.”


Q:  What is different with this camp as to your camp for the Hasim Rahman fight?

A:  “I am not talking about camp. I’m putting the Nightmare to sleep.”


Q:  Who are you sparring with and how is it going?

A:  “Keep asking stupid questions, it’ll be you.  Now (Bleep) Off!”


“No Risk, No Reward” is promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Don King Productions and Duva Boxing and will be the main event on the live “Showtime Championship Boxing” telecast.  An IBF 12-round Featherweight Championship Bout between NABF Featherweight champion, Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero, against the IBF world champion, Eric “Mickey Mouse” Aiken will open up the SHOWTIME broadcast.

Tickets priced at $300, $150, $75, and $50 are available at STAPLES CENTER box office or www.Ticketmaster.com.