Mike Tyson: “Toney looked horrible. He looked slow. He didn’t look like a athlete”

Former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Mike Tyson has giving his thoughts on James Toney’s performance inside the octagon at UFC 118 vs. Randy Couture, saying that the heavyweight boxing champion of the world didn’t look like a seasoned, conditioned athlete.

Tyson, speaking via the Canadian Press, said:

“You have to admit, Toney looked horrible. He looked slow. He didn’t look like a seasoned, conditioned athlete. You only had to look at his body structure. No way, Toney didn’t get ready to fight a real, professional athlete like Randy is. It was ridiculous. He had no respect for Randy…. I know 100 percent that a boxer (could win). As long as he learns how to grapple and wrestle, he could do great. You’ve got to go in there respecting the sport, and not just thinking you’re going to knock somebody out every time. It’s a complicated sport, but a good boxer has to be a great athlete anyway.”

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