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James “Lights Out” Toney Becomes Eight-Time World Champ

Posted in 2012, Tracy Morin with tags , , , , on April 8, 2012 by Champ

On April 7 at the Landers Center in Southaven, Mississippi, seven-time champion and future Hall of Famer James “Lights Out” Toney (73-7-3, 44 KOs) received a five-round workout against Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn (21-4-1, 18 KOs) during which he was only lightly tested. Toney, at 43 years old, sported a softened midsection (he weighed in at 248 pounds) but displayed still-sharp reflexes and head movement as he stalked the younger Gunn and relied upon his slickness and considerable experience to avoid absorbing shots. Gunn landed a few lefts, mostly hooks, throughout the first five rounds that sent the sweat flying, but Toney’s popping jabs, Continue reading


Posted in 2012, Boxing News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 22, 2012 by Champ


Bobby “The Celtic Warrior” Gunn makes his way to James “Lights Out” Toney During a heated moment in their press conference on Wednesday February 22 at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS. Photo By JD Meredith 

Things heated up Wednesday during a press conference for James Toney and Bobby Gunn’s upcoming April 7, 2012, IBA Heavyweight Title Fight at the Landers Center in Southaven, MS.

The tension began shortly after the first mention of Bobby Gunn as the Bare Knuckle Champion–at which Toney laughed loudly. (Gunn has been inactive from the squared circle since his title fight against Tomasz Adamek in September of 2009, a fight he lost due to a premature stoppage. Since, Gunn has stepped away from the gloved sport and has focused on the reemergence of bare knuckle boxing.) Continue reading


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