Brown’s band plays before heavyweight bout


HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) – Members of James Brown’s band performed Saturday night before the heavyweight fight between James Toney and Samuel Peter as two of their late front man’s daughters watched from the center of the ring.

Boxing promoter Don King invited The Soul Generals and members of Brown’s family to the fight at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino, then brought some of Brown’s relatives into the ring for the prefight introductions.

Brown died of heart failure Christmas morning at age 73.