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August 27, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
If you're an over-40 sports fan who won't acknowledge mixed martial arts and who believes that combat sports begin and end with boxing, this bout's for you. " UFC vs. Boxing" is how the Ultimate Fighting Championship is marketing its Saturday night event in Boston, which pits former five-time UFC champion Randy Couture, 47, in a heavyweight fight against former three-division world boxing champion James Toney, 42. Toney, who was frustrated by...
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July 19, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ultimate Fighting Championship started with arguments among fans about which combat discipline was superior. A decade later, the debate has intensified. Former three-division boxing world champion James Toney, who was miffed when UFC President Dana White said boxers can't stand up to mixed martial artists, has signed for his first mixed martial arts bout against former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture on Aug. 28 in Boston. "I called Dana White out and he had to save face," Toney said.
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August 28, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire, UFC 118: Randy Couture wins battle of MMA vs. boxing; Frankie Edgar retains lightweight title
A boxer stepped into the octagon Saturday, and he was clearly out of his league. Decorated Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Randy Couture needed only 15 seconds to shoot to the legs of former world champion boxer James Toney, taking him down and battering him until Toney tapped out in defeat at 3:19 of the first round in UFC 118 at Boston's TD Garden. Couture said the advantage he knew he'd have on Toney "worked," as he immediately mounted Toney and unleashed multiple rights and lefts to the boxer's head.
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November 16, 1994 | CHRIS DUFRESNE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Perhaps only in boxing is uncontrollable rage something to be nurtured rather than reported to the proper authorities. James Toney is, by all appearances, a two-fisted time bomb, unfit for circulation in the mainstream. Bill Miller, the fighter's 74-year-old trainer, acknowledges that the anger that makes Toney unbeatable in the ring makes him frightening outside it. "I tell him a lot of times, 'Young man, if there wasn't any game like boxing, you would self-destruct,' " Miller says.
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July 24, 1994 | SEAN WATERS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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December 16, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Iran Barkley will defend his International Boxing Federation super-middleweight championship against James Toney, the IBF middleweight champion, Feb. 13 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
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May 28, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
International Boxing Federation middleweight champion James Toney knocked down Ricky Stackhouse four times during the first two rounds at Auburn Hills, Mich., then knocked him out 55 seconds into the third.
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February 29, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
U.S. Sen. William V. Roth Jr. (R-Del.) said he would conduct an investigation into the Feb. 8 International Boxing Federation middleweight championship fight between James Toney and Dave Tiberi. Toney retained his title in a 12-round split decision.
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May 8, 1992 | From Staff and Wire Reports
James Toney, the International Boxing Federation middleweight champion, was sentenced to six months' probation on an assault charge in Ypsilanti, Mich. Toney also was ordered to perform 40 hours of community service and pay $400 in fines and court costs. Toney pleaded no contest March 17 to the misdemeanor count, filed after he allegedly pointed a toy gun at a female acquaintance in October, 1990.
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August 27, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
If you're an over-40 sports fan who won't acknowledge mixed martial arts and who believes that combat sports begin and end with boxing, this bout's for you. " UFC vs. Boxing" is how the Ultimate Fighting Championship is marketing its Saturday night event in Boston, which pits former five-time UFC champion Randy Couture, 47, in a heavyweight fight against former three-division world boxing champion James Toney, 42. Toney, who was frustrated by...
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July 19, 2010 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ultimate Fighting Championship started with arguments among fans about which combat discipline was superior. A decade later, the debate has intensified. Former three-division boxing world champion James Toney, who was miffed when UFC President Dana White said boxers can't stand up to mixed martial artists, has signed for his first mixed martial arts bout against former UFC heavyweight champion Randy Couture on Aug. 28 in Boston. "I called Dana White out and he had to save face," Toney said.
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December 14, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Pugmire is a Times staff writer.
James Toney won Saturday even though he fell out of the ring. By claiming an unimpressive, split-decision victory over heavyweight Fres Oquendo in the manner he did at Morongo Resort and Casino, however, Toney may also have fallen off the radar of heavyweight champions looking for their next opponent.
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December 13, 2008 | Lance Pugmire, Pugmire is a Times staff writer.
He's dealing with a late change in opponents, questions about fighting at 40 and promoter demands that he needs "a statement victory more than just a win."
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July 29, 2008 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The California State Athletic Commission announced Monday that it has changed its original decision on the James Toney-Hasim Rahman fight from a technical knockout to a no decision. Toney stopped Rahman in the third round of their July 16 heavyweight bout in Temecula after Rahman told the ringside doctor that he couldn't continue because of a cut over his left eye. The original decision was a technical knockout win for Toney.
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July 17, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
It probably won't have the shelf life of Roberto Duran's infamous "no mas" uttered 28 years ago, but when Hasim Rahman told the ringside doctor that he couldn't continue Wednesday night against James Toney, he probably was putting the final touch on his career. Rahman, 35, couldn't answer the bell at Pechanga Casino in Temecula after suffering a half-inch gash over his left eye from a Toney head butt early in the third round. Dr.
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July 16, 2008 | Dan Arritt, Times Staff Writer
Plenty will be at stake when James Toney and Hasim Rahman step into the ring tonight at Pechanga casino in Temecula. Especially for the loser of the 12-round North American Boxing Organization heavyweight title bout. Both fighters are at the crossroads of their career, if not the twilight, meaning the loser probably will walk into the sunset. "The loser of this fight should retire," Rahman said at a news conference last month.
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August 7, 2007 | Lance Pugmire, Times Staff Writer
Veteran boxer James Toney and recent Ultimate Fighting Championship title fighter Hermes Franca, both facing one-year suspensions and $2,500 fines for positive performance-enhancing drug tests, confronted their appeals hearings before the California State Athletic Commission on Monday with different strategies. Franca, 32, threw himself on the mercy of the commission, while Toney, 38, insisted he was innocent and most likely betrayed by a contaminated vitamin or herbal supplement.
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