Next fight of James Toney is not determined yet.
48-year-old James Toney stopped journeyman Mike Sheppard on Saturday night at the Eastern Michigan Convocation Center in Ypsilanti, Michigan. With the win, Toney claimed the vacant WBF heavyweight title. He is now the oldest man to win a heavyweight world title, breaking George Foreman’s record, although the WBF is considered a fringe title.
James Toney 248.8 vs. Michael Sheppard 237.4
(WBF heavyweight world title)
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.
Main Event Professional Boxing LLC, in association with Lights Out Toney Promotion, has announced that former multi-division world champion James “Lights Out” Toney (76-10-3, 46 KOs) will take on “Lightning” Mike Sheppard (24-20-2, 10 KOs) on May 13 at the Convocation Center of Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti, Michigan. The vacant World Boxing Foundation (WBF) world heavyweight title will be on the line. It will be the 48-year-old Toney’s first fight since an August 2015 decision loss to Charles Ellis.