46 year old James Toney loses

46 year old James Toney loses again

Published On August 9, 2015 | By Niall Doran | Boxing Results

James “Lights Out” Toney was once a formidable force in the world of boxing, and is rightly to this day respected as a great of his time. But last night the now 46 year old Toney, made what could be one of his final appearances in the ring.

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James Toney took on Charles Ellis last night in St Louis, USA, in a heavyweight contest that some were predicting would be a straight forward win against the less heralded Ellis.

They were wrong.

The 40 year old Ellis who was coming off back to back losses (including a KO defeat) outpointed Toney over 10 rounds, in a less than thrilling encounter.

The final scorecards read: 99-91, 98-92 and 97-93 all in favour of the unanimous winner on points – Charles Ellis.

Toney, a tremendous champion is in his day, has now lost twice in a row and has a record now of 76-10-3 (46 KO).

At the age of 46 and clearly passed his best, perhaps this might be the final time anyone sees Toney in a pro boxing ring again.

Whatever his decision is though, he can be very proud of an outstanding overall campaign that saw him win multiple world titles in different weight classes – displaying knockout power and sophisticated defensive skills in bucket fulls.

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Niall Doran
Founder of Boxing News and Views (@NiallerDoran). Writer at the Huffington Post. Digital marketing guy. Journalist. Irish tech entrepreneur. Avid Yellow M&M's hound! Favourite boxing related quote: "It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen." - Muhammad Ali

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