Monthly Archives: October 2022

Interview with James “Lights Out” Toney Boxing Great-2022

American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2017. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the IBF and lineal middleweight titles from 1991 to 1993, the IBF super middleweight title from 1993 to 1994, and the IBF cruiserweight title in 2003. Toney also challenged twice for a world heavyweight title in 2005 and 2006, and was victorious the first time but was later stripped due to a failed drug test. Overall, he competed in fifteen world title fights across four weight classes.

Stylistically a defensive boxer, Toney utilized the shoulder roll technique taught to him by veteran trainer Bill Miller, who had once trained heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles.

Toney was an exceptional counterpuncher and inside fighter, who often preferred to fight off the ropes. He possessed fast hand speed and respectable punching power throughout his career and is also noted for his toughness, having never lost any of his 92 professional bouts via stoppage.

In 1991 and 2003, Toney was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2011, The Ring magazine ranked him as tenth on their list of the “10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years.

He has also made a one-time appearance in mixed martial arts, losing to Randy Couture at UFC 118. In 2001, Toney played the role of Joe Frazier in the movie Ali alongside Will Smith.

Toney is well known for his “old school” or “throwback” style of boxing, which consisted of frequent head movement and shoulder rolls to avoid punches, as well as his ability to fight off the ropes using slick upper body movement and in-fighting.

As such, he is said to have possessed a very high ring IQ. Although Toney was considered a defensive fighter by many, he still applied pressure to his opponents and usually forced his style against them; in some ways he could be considered a defensive pressure fighter.

Because of his experience, defensive skills and extremely durable chin, he was never stopped in his 29-year professional career and was rarely knocked down.

Professional Boxing record of James Toney: Total 92    Wins 77   By knockout 47   Losses 10

 Draws 3   No contests 2.

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6th Annual Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Awards & Induction Weekend-2022

Our team from World Liberty TV, Boxing team attended on Sunday Oct 9th 2022, to cover the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame and Hard Rock Hotel Casino and Atlantic City. Following events below took place at the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

 Sunday, October 9, 2022, The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame 6th Annual Induction & Awards Ceremony 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM, Celebrates and Honors class of 2022.The red carpet started at 3pm. Which took place at Sound Waves Theater, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Atlantic City.

2022 class members included: Lennox Lewis, Julio Ceěsar Chaěvez, James Toney, Frank Fletcher, Dave Tiberi, Chuck Mussachio, Kathy Collins-Globuschutz, Kathy Duva, Pat Lynch, Kevin Rooney Sr., Lynne Carter, Randy Neumann, Dr. Domenic Coletta, Tom Casino, and posthumously: James Broad, Eddie Aliano, and Harold Lederman.

Confirmed special guests included: Roberto Duran, Michael Spinks, Shannon Briggs, Paulie Malignaggi, Ray Mercer, Tim Witherspoon, Kelly Pavlik, Michael Olajide, Iran Barkley, Pinklon Thomas, Michael Nunn, Steve Cunningham, Roxanne Shante, Montell Griffin, Gerry Cooney, Randy Gordon, and Hall of Fame Promoter J Russell Peltz.

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony & Celebration will offer boxing enthusiasts a weekend full of great programming, including a kick-off cocktail reception, meet & greets, and fight fan experience that features spectacular artwork, exhibits, and boxing memorabilia.

The Highlight of the weekend is our red-carpet formal Induction Ceremony which takes place in an award show atmosphere.

We will honor and enshrine all who helped make Atlantic City a worldwide boxing Mecca.

Guests will enjoy the opportunity to mix and mingle with special guests, including entertainers, sports icons, government officials, and more. In addition, many of our previous honorees will be in attendance.

The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame mission, vision and purpose is to offer fans and visitors alike, a highly interactive Sports & Entertainment Boxing Curation Experience, We are committed to preserving the rich boxing history of Atlantic City, through live historical curation, exhibits, legendary boxing stars, and personality appearances.

So many great boxers are too often forgotten after they have retired from the sport. The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame will ensure they are always remembered, appreciated and honored by Atlantic City and surrounding communities.

Hundreds of people in attendance, came out for the 6th Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame. People from all over the USA, Latin America were in attendance, we had boxing great in attendance Roberto Duran, four-time world boxing champion, who came in from Panama, who was in attendance with his daughter. He signed memorabilia and took many pictures with boxing fans in attendance.

Judge Harold Lederman, former Boxing Judge and unofficial boxing judge for HBO Boxing, who died few years ago, a good dear friend of mine. Was honored posthumously.

Judge Lederman has been inducted to many Boxing Hall of fames, with his great judging talents throughout many years. Judge Lederman’s daughter Julie Lederman, was in attendance to pick up the award Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame.

It was truly a great experience for me and my team attending the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, I want to thank, Ray McCline, President and founder of the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame, Angela Crockett, Director of Communications, Robb Scott, Social media wizard, and Whitney Ullman, who was instrumental in helping us to set up many interviews with boxing dignitaries.

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See interview with Michael “Second to” Nunn, two-time world boxing champion by clicking here.

Also see exclusive interview with Vinny Paz, former Five Time world boxing Champion, this interview is very sensitive in a way, because I spoke to vinny about his life threatening injurie and how he overcame it, he was very gracious telling me in detail how he recovered and went onto to win three more world boxing championships. This is a must see interview. See Vinny Paz interview by clicking here.

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Celebration of Life of Stanley Leonard Hoffman-2022

On September 15th 2022, at the Marriott Fairfield from 2pm-5pm, many of Stan’s friends gathered for a Celebration of Life of Stanley Leonard Hoffman Dec19 ,1931- Feb 7, 2021. Organized by his wife Lucille Willard Hoffman.

I personally knew Stan, for over 20 years, I was introduced by his wife, Lucille which we attended many events together throughout Harlem, New York City.

I attended many of Stan’s boxing press conferences, of many fighters he managed and worked with, which included Michael Bentt  , Former World Heavyweight champion, Iran Barkley former 3 division World Boxing champion and many more. I was also seated at the same table when Stan was inducted into the New York State Boxing Hall of Fame, I was seated with Rev Al Sharpton Congress member Charles Rangel and many of Stan’s family members in attendance.

Stan was always nice with me, let me do interviews with many of his fighters. He would take time to speak with me about each of the fighters and would give you an honest opinion about the upcoming fight, he told you as it was. No nonsense guy, I loved this about Stan, many in the boxing game I have met, are fast talkers, promise the world and nothing gets done. They don’t make them like Stan anymore. I will always remember Stan this way.

Lucille Willard Hoffman, is a beautiful woman, who also introduced me to many people to me to interview and attend events throughout the New York City. She was the one who introduced me to the legendary Congress member, Charles Rangel, who I had the pleasure of interviewing on many occasions, and attending and covering many of his private events, which included his private birthday parties at the Tavern on the Green Restaurant in New York City, which you met who is Who of the political world and many celebrities in attendance.

I got a telephone call from Lucille three weeks ago, she went on to say, Dr. I would be doing a Celebration of Life for Stan, and invite family members and very close dear friends Stan liked throughout the years. I was so honored to hear this when Lucille told me this and I told her immediately I will be there. I had 5 events that day, I had to attend, but passed on them because I wanted to attend my dear friend Stan the Man’s Celebration of Life.

So I told Lucille , I will attend, if I can showcase the Life Celebration of Stan, in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channels and archive it , so many people who did not attend the celebration, I can send a link to them to view.

She agreed and said, that’s a wonderful idea. I have a large data base of many of the boxing people Stan worked with and many of them follow me of different social media platforms, so I am sure they would be very happy to read and view special salute video to Stan.

Stan will be deeply missed may he rest in peace, I am very honored to know you for the past twenty years and thank you for, friendship, mentorship and advice. RIP dear friend. See More about Celebration of Life of Stanley Leonard Hoffman, in our World Liberty TV, Boxing Channels and Blogs by clicking here.