Tonight at the Morongo Casino and Resort in Cabazon, CA, heavyweights James Toney and Fres Oqendo tangle in the main event for the IBA belt.
Former IBF Middle, Super Middle, Crusierweight Champion Toney, 70-6-3 (43), is now 40 years old and the magic that once thrilled audiences hasn't been seen in his gloves against a competitive opponent for quite some time now.
But if the Michigan native can even turn the clock back somewhat, he should be able to outbox opponent Oquendo, 29-4 (18), himself no spring chicken at 35.
Oquendo has won his last three contests but lost another aging warrior, Evanader Holyfield, a full two years ago. If the long armed Puerto Rican can gets his punches off first and keep the cagey Toney at the end of the jab, Oquendo will likely win this one on points but he outcome really depends on what Toney has left in the skills and stamina department.
On the undercard, promising super middle Andre Ward, 16-0 (11), meets Esteban Camou, 23-4 (19), over ten rounds.
Heavyweights Eddie Chambers, 32-1 (18), and Malik Scott, 31-0 (11), are also scheduled to appear on separate bouts.