Final Fight For James Toney This Weekend
Win, lose, or draw it is supposed to be “lights out” for the career of James Toney come this Saturday night as he takes on Mike Sheppard in the main event of a scheduled ten bout card in Ypsilanti, Michigan in what is being billed as Toney’s retirement fight.
Toney and Sheppard will vie for the vacant WBF (World Boxing Foundation) heavyweight title over twelve rounds at the Convocation Center on the campus of Eastern Michigan University. Main Event Professional Boxing (Eric McGuire) along with Toney’s Lights Out Promotion are promoting the card. Toney and McGuire (pictured together) go way back to Toney’s days in Ann Arbor where McGuire has run a gym for years. Toney graduated from Huron High School in Ann Arbor in 1987 before turning pro the following year and desired to end his storied career with a final appearance before his hometown fans.