Originally written on Pro Boxing Fans  |  Last updated 11/14/14
Jamestoney
Dennis Lebedev didn't just out-point James Toney in Moscow yesterday; Lebedev whipped the 43 year old former middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight champion. Toney never gained any real traction in the bout, and from the 9th Round on he was in full retreat. I predicted Toney's age and poor physical condition would give Lebedev, a limited but powerful boxer who is trained by the great Kostya Tszyu, all the leverage he needed to pound his way to a decisive victory. To me, that analysis was based on the facts and sheer common sense. My opinion was only buttressed by the TV footage and photos coming out of Russia prior to the fight, showing Toney with a substantial belly that wasn't hidden by his baggy clothing. Lebedev's victory wasn't surprising, not even in the slightest, at least not to me. However, it must have come as a shock to Toney's fans, who seem to be in a fantasy world regarding their man. I saw glowing predictions of a Toney victory, that Toney would...
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