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Boxing Legend James Toney

I'm 45

And I'm NOT DONE Fighting

11/25/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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He just turned 45, but boxing legend James Toney tells TMZ Sports he's NOT ready to retire -- and wants to get back into the ring ASAP.

Toney -- who's fought in 90 pro boxing matches -- was out in Calabasas, CA this weekend ... fresh off a big boxing tournament in the U.K., in which he defeated his 1st opponent and then lost in the semi-finals.

"I'm still one of the best fighters in the world," Toney said. And while explaining that he's still training added, "I'll be back soon."

Toney -- who beat Evander Holyfield in 2003 -- says he's still confident he'd beat the living crap out of famed streetfighter Kimbo Slice ... and the fact they never got in the ring is probably a blessing in disguise for Kimbo.

"I'd hurt the dude. Dude ain't got a chance."

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4 COMMENTS

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jackmeoff    

Kimbo is a *****. I saw Matt Mitrione hit him so many times he couldn't lift his arms.

340 days ago
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ziggy    

Toney is a punch drunk fool

339 days ago
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LORENZO JACKSON    

i think james toney and kimbo slice would be a great street fight.

335 days ago
4.

WhoKnows66    

James Toney wasn't in a "Big boxing tournament." He was in a club fighter tournament where the winner got $30,000.

The mere fact that he's talking about Kimbo Slice (who I respect a lot because he's NEVER claimed to be a good fighter, by the way) means he's aware he can't fight anyone good anymore.

317 days ago

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