James Toney/Sam Peter: "Lights Out" Looks To Put "Nigerian Nightmare" To Sleep
23.08.06 - Tired of beating up on sparring partners while preparing for his September 2 fight against Samuel “The Nigerian Nightmare” Peter, James “Lights Out” Toney handed out some power shots of his own at a media gathering following a recent training session at Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym in Hollywood.
Article posted on 23.08.2006
“Why does that (bleeping) Peter talk (bleep) about his power and think that he can ignore mine?” an indignant Toney shouted out. “I got 43 mutha (bleeping) knockouts in 69 wins, and that big (bleeping bleep) will be number 44. What the (bleep) will he say then lying flat on his back?
“Every (bleeping) guy I fight is bigger and stronger than me – supposedly. Peter is no different. Look at Rahman and what I did to his face. He didn’t knock me down. He didn’t faze me. Nobody knocks James ‘Lights Out’ Toney down. If Peter thinks he is going to knock me (bleeping) out, he has another (bleeping) thing coming. I’ll punish him more than he can ever believe could ever happen to him. I’ll beat my respect out of him.”
With the “No Risk, No Reward” main event at Staples Center in Los Angeles less than two weeks away, Toney proclaimed this to be his best training camp since the one three years ago which resulted in a win over former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield which, as Toney was quick to point out, counted for one of those 43 knockout victories.
“I don’t (bleeping) cry,” insisted Toney, “over what these so-called big and strong guys say about me. I feed off of it. You tell Peter to bring what he’s got on September 2nd and I’ll bring it even more. I’ll knock his (bleeping) ass out and when they send him back to Africa on a boat he’ll still be sleeping. He’ll have a (bleeping) ‘Lights Out’ nightmare in the ring and relive it while he’s asleep at sea.”
One decided edge Toney (despite constant criticism of his weight) believes he has over Peter in this fight, is stamina. Toney has fought twelve rounds on 19 different occasions. Peter’s extended experience in a 12-round bout was a loss to Wladamir Klitschko.
“Regardless – I’m going to knock him out – I don’t (bleeping) care,” Toney insists. “All I know is that Samuel Peter is going back to Africa a loser and I will look forward to banging (bleeping) Russians around.”
The WBC Heavyweight Elimination bout, “No Risk, No Reward” is co-promoted by Goossen Tutor Promotions, Don King Promotions and Duva Boxing and will be the main event on the live “Showtime Championship Boxing” telecast.
Tickets priced at $300, $150, $75, and $50 are available at STAPLES CENTER box office or www.Ticketmaster.com.
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