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 Celebrity Championship Boxing occasion.
The card is anticipated 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 will probably 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 anticipated to be introduced within the coming days.
Toney has not competed in boxing since May 2017 when he received the vacant World Boxing Foundation 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.