Chris Ellis defeats James Toney by UD in St Louis, Karpency vs Stevenson set for September 11th
- It surely seems we are in the twilight stages of James “lights out” Toney’s career as he was defeated by journeyman Chris Ellis via unanimous decision at the chase plaza hotel in St Louis on Saturday. Just two weeks away from his 47th birthday, Toney was decimated in the 10 round bout as the scores read 99-91,98-92 and 97-93.
This was Toney’s*(76-10-3,46 knockouts) first fight in nearly two years after prizefighter heavyweight semi-final loss to Jason Gavern.Toney was nearly 13 and a half pounds overweight at 231 pounds and had fought Adam Kownacki and Ed Fountain prior to this fight.His conqueror Chris Ellis (10-3-1,8 knockouts) is 40 year’s old and it was a fight of two boxers at the latter stages of their career
James Toney began his career in 1988 and captured the IBF middleweight title with a knockout win over Michael Nunn.He followed by destroying Iran Barkley to win the super heavyweight title, but consecutive losses to Roy Jones jr, Montreal Griffin and Drake Thadzi put a dent to his world class image and he fell off from the elite class. Over the years, his weight has been an issue and his strikes landed have gone down with the opponent’s strikes landing on a higher number.A potential heavyweight champion, Toney tested positive for a host of substances such nandrolone, boldenone and stanozolol that proved to be his fall from grace.
- And it's official. RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson will fight Tommy Karpency on Sept. 11 at the Ricoh Coliseum in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in a 12 round bout.
The announcement was made on Wednesday after Stevenson posted on his twitter account on the 27th of July that he would face Karpency(24-4-1,14 knockouts) that drew the ridicule of fight fans as according to them Karpency doesn't hold a chance of winning.Stevenson(26-1,21 knockouts ) has a history of facing lacklustre opposition in the past such as middleweight contender Sakio Bika.in his last fight who he defeated by unanimous decision , Dimitry Sukhotsky in the fifth round and Chad Dawson in the first round via knockout.
Karpency has won his last four fights with the most recent via unanimous decision against Dawson which was a great upset of 2014.”The win [over Dawson] proved that I belong amongst the elite at light heavyweight. Now it is my job to win this fight” said Karpency
In the co-featured bout heavyweight Dillon Carman will fight former heavyweight contender Donovan “Razor” Ruddock.