James Toney’s comeback fight against Damon Reed on February 24 was originally supposed to air on Fox Sports. The broadcast never happened. However, word got out quickly via Twitter and other social networking sites that Toney looked grossly overweight. That wasn’t completely surprising; the day before he weighed in at a career high of 257 pounds. Luckily for Lights Out, Reed did not have the skill to capitalize on it. Even with the extra girth, Toney was able to easily avoid clean shots and dictate the pace of the action through 10 rounds.
This won’t have anyone clamoring for Toney to take on any of the champions (Klitschkos, Haye), but I’ll cut him a little slack being this was his first fight since September 2009.