Ring legend James “Lights Out” Toney (77-10-3 47 KOs) fought 90 times in over five different weight classes - picking up numerous world titles and international belts along the way, he was never stopped and enjoyed a remarkable professional career.
Originally trained by former KRONK coach Bill “Pops” Miller, Toney’s style featured links back to the ‘old school’ and that ‘throwback’ style that appears to be missing from a number of top names in the sport today.
Talking about when he first saw Toney, Bill Miller said “I looked at James and said ‘It looks like he’s a good athlete, all he needs is someone to stay on him and push him, and be willing for someone to teach him, because up until then, he’d probably never dealt with anyone like me.
James Toney and Bill Miller Interview
Source: - YouTube
Toney went on to achieve greatness in his career. He did this by matching the sheer amount of knowledge he aquirred with his natural tough physicality, raw talent and pure desire to win. Known for constantly sparring and working with as many different people as possible, Toney clearly has a vast wealth of boxing “gold dust” to pass on to the current generation of professional boxers.
Toney gave an example of this recently when he gave Caleb Plant (18-0 10KOs) some tips ahead of his maiden IBF title defence against Mike Lee (21-0 (11 KOs): -
Toney showing Caleb Plant some 'old school' tricks
Source: - FightHype/YouTube