In Ypsilanti, Michigan, took the fight for the vacant title of world champion on Boxing in superheavy weight under version WBF (world Boxing Federation at the seventh largest Boxing organization in the world. It was created in 1990).
48-year-old former world champion in multiple weight classes James Toney knocked out in the sixth round 41-year-old Mike Sheppard.
It was a 90-second bout of the famous fighter, in 77 he won, 10 lost.
James Toney is a world champion in three weight categories at the IBF — Middleweight (1991-93), super Middleweight (1993-94) and heavy (2003). In addition, he owned a belt of the world champion «minor» federations, including IBC,WBU, IBO, IBA.
In the ring, he met such celebrities as Roy Jones Jr., Evander Holyfield, Vasily Zhirov, John Ruiz, Hasim Rahman, Samuel Peter, Denis Lebedev.