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Underachieving Toney can be better

Updated: May 30, 2002, 1:09 PM ET
By Max Kellerman | Special to ESPN.com

James Toney is fighting on Friday Night Fights again this week. That is always good news. Toney is a pleasure for a boxing purist to watch. He is as skilled as any fighter in the game. But not as disciplined. And therein lies the rub with Toney.

In the last several years he has started getting his weight under control, coming into fights usually within five or six pounds of the cruiserweight limit of 190. Still, that extra five pounds he carries is an indicator of his underachieving. ...

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