Despite former three-division world champion James Toney having been a part of numerous boxing cards hosted by now-current President of the United States Donald Trump, Toney is not a fan of Trump as a person.
In an interview with The Guardian, Toney recalled a time he fought on a boxing card in one of Trump's properties in Atlantic City. Toney defeated Doug DeWitt on that December 5, 1992 boxing card, but on that night, Toney said he wanted to punch the now-president due to Trump disrespecting Toney.
"He’s a fucking asshole. Remember when he was a promoter and he had me and Roy [Jones] on the same bill in Atlantic City. I should’ve punched him in the face but my mom and Jackie stopped me. Trump pointed to me and was saying: 'Call Whatsisname over here.' I’m thinking: 'Whatsisname? I’m your headline attraction and you can’t say my name?' I said to Trump: 'I'm going to bust your head open, motherfucker.' My mom and Jackie pulled me away but I should’ve knocked his head off and saved the world lots of trouble. He’s the president but he’s a racist. Look at Colin Kaepernick," Toney said.
Toney ended up fighting four times at the Trump Castle and Trump Taj Mahal, winning all four fights. Toney still fights, most recently fighting in May, defeating Mike Sheppard via sixth-round knockout to win the vacant World Boxing Federation heavyweight title. Toney has won the IBF's middleweight, super middleweight and cruiserweight world titles between the 1990s and 2000s.