Former IBF champ, UFC fighter James Toney booked vs. Jeremyt Williams

The pattern of boxing stars of yesteryear competing in 2021 continues.

Former IBF boxing champion and one-time UFC fighter James Toney (77-10-3) is the most recent to reenter competitors. “Lights Out,” who turned 53 in August, will compete in opposition to former WBO title challenger Jeremy Williams (43-5-1) at an upcoming Celeb Championship Boxing occasion.

The cardboard is predicted to happen on Oct. 23 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, the promotion lately introduced. MMA Junkie confirmed with a promotion official the battle can be an exhibition with six two-minute rounds. The occasion will stream on FITE TV pay-per-view.

A full lineup for the occasion is predicted to be introduced within the coming days.

Toney has not competed in boxing since Could 2017 when he received the vacant World Boxing Basis heavyweight title in opposition to Mike Sheppard and promptly retired. Since his lone MMA battle, a first-round submission loss to former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture at UFC 118 in August 2010, Toney has boxed 9 occasions, going 5-4.

Williams, 49, has solely competed as soon as since 2007. The lone match throughout that stretch got here in opposition to since-deceased UFC alumnus Travis Fulton.

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