Toney, Shamrock First Face-to-Face
Ends in Near Brawl
From the files of "what did you think was going to happen with these two in the same room?" comes news
that Saturday's meet and greet and photo-opportunity faceoff at the newly opened IFC Gym in Van Nuys,
California, between boxing great James Toney and MMA great Ken Shamrock featured the two nearly
coming to blows.
Toney and Shamrock have agreed to meet in a modified rules MMA showdown some time this fall. While
several cities and venues are still vying to host the fight, both combatants have already signed on the dotted
line. Saturday was their first meeting since they agreed to face each other.
As per the norm for both men, the conference began with ugly NSFW barbs back and forth, but then nearly
escalated into chaos.
Despite being held at 8pm on a Saturday, the promotional event garnered 100 fans and media. None left
disappointed. Clips of the near brawl have gone viral on the web, with a few threatening to over-run their
servers before being pulled down.
Shamrock seems to have the recipe for rattling Toney, who had to be restrained several times.
- Press Release from bigmediabuzz.com
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