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James Toney: I want 100 fights and to walk away undisputed champion

Phil Jay 15/05/2014

Former world champion James ‘Lights Out’ Toney has explained to WBN that he is intent on reaching 100 fights and regaining the undisputed heavyweight title before he finally calls time of his career.

The 45 year-old currently has a record of 76-9-3 with two no contests, which puts him on 88 or 90 fights whichever way you look at it, but the American is not ready to walk away despite losing out in the UK Prizefighter semi-final last November.

“My road to 100 fights is about my desire to be an all-around legend like Archie Moore, Ray Robinson, Ezzard Charles. These are fighters I grew up admiring and wanting to be like,” Toney exclusively told World Boxing News.

“The reason why I still fight is because it’s my goal to prove everybody that I’m still the baddest man in boxing and I’m determined to be the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world before I walk away.”

That drive should see Toney back in action in the coming months as spokesman Steve Tannenbaum has already notified WBN that there are plenty of options for the return of the multi-weight king.

Toney’s last world title fight was back in 2011 when losing a wide decision to Denis Lebedev, although the veteran claimed he suffered an injury early on in the bout that hampered his performance.

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