Mandatory Eight Count: James Toney is not amused

JAMES TONEY: "DANA WHITE IS EMBARRASSING MMA" (FightHype)
Apparently, Dana White is a "straight up ho" who "says all this s**t" and now is "f***ing scared" of James Toney, who would "beat all of their [MMA fighters] asses." Informative.

Calderon vs Casimero Goes To Purse Bid on March 2 (BoxingScene.com)
The WBO office in Puerto Rico will field two purse bids on March 2. We talked about Katsidis-Mitchell, and now a fight between Ivan Calderon and Jhonreil Casimero is on the books, too.

Andre Ward on ESPN FNF this Week (411 Mania)
Andre Ward will be the studio guest this week on Friday Night Fights.

Despite adversity, Grand Rapids native Peter Quillin on the rise among boxing's middleweights (MLive.com)
David Mayo with a feature article on Peter Quillin, a Grand Rapids native now fighting out of Brooklyn. Quillin (21-0, 15 KO) returned to the ring in February after not fighting since September 2008.

Boxing hopeful DeAndre Lattimore Deandre Latimore trains (ksdk.com)
Despite the fact that they spell Deandre Latimore's name wrong, KSDK does have a short video with the St. Louis fighter, who is training for a rematch with Sechew Powell on ESPN2.

Note: KSDK contacted Bad Left Hook to let us know the spelling error was corrected. Go check out the video.

Joe Louis statue unveiling this Saturday (The Randolph Leader)
A bronze statue of Joe Louis was erected outside of the Chambers County Courthouse in LaFayette, Alabama, where the champ spent his early years.

Agbeko and Tackie Face Tough Opponents (Peacefmonline.com)
While obviously the biggest news in Ghana boxing right now is Joshua Clottey's quest to upset Manny Pacquiao, both Ben Tackie and Joseph Agbeko will be fighting soon. Tackie (29-11-1, 17 KO) fights Dennis Laurente (33-3-5, 17 KO) on March 12 in Grapevine, Texas, and Agbeko (27-2, 22 KO) takes on Vusi Malinga (19-3-1, 12 KO) in Johannesburg on April 16, which will be an IBF bantamweight eliminator.

Date set for Collins assault retrial (The Irish Times)
Steve Collins will face a retrial in November, in a case where Collins is accused of assaulting a National Stadium bouncer on June 3, 2006. A jury failed to reach a verdict in a November 2008 trial after six days in the courtroom and four hours of deliberations.

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