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Newz Forum: BOXING: James Toney wins fighter of the year

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posted on Feb, 17 2004 @ 04:04 PM
The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America have reconised James Toney and voted him Fighter Of The Year.Last year 'Lights Out' beat both cruiserweight champion Vassiliy Jirov and heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield.So after a remarkable year James Toney has officially been named 2003 'Fighter of the Year'.

Toney will be presented with his BWAA award at the organization's 79th annual awards dinner in New York City on April 16. The May 2004 issue of The Ring honouring Toney will be out on March 1.

Toney is currently recovering from a ruptured achilles tendon suffered while preparing for a February bout against Jameel McCline. He is in line to fight the winner of the April 10 WBO heavyweight championship bout between Wladmir Klitschko and Lamon Brewster sometime this Summer. And given what he has achieved recently, it would surely take a brave man to bet against him emulating Roy Jones as a fighter to win titles at both middleweight and heavyweight.

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