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James Toney boxer

James Toney image
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1988-10-26
Born 1968-08-24
Nationality USA
Residence Sherman Oaks, California, USA
bouts
92
won
77
lost
10
draw
3
bouts
92
won
77
lost
10
draw
3
Status inactive
Division middleweight
Height 5′ 10″/178cm
Reach 72″/183cm
Debut 1988-10-26
Born 1968-08-24
Nationality USA
Residence Sherman Oaks, California, USA

James Nathaniel Toney (born August 24, 1968) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2017. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the IBF and lineal middleweight titles from 1991 to 1993, the IBF super middleweight title from 1993 to 1994, and the IBF cruiserweight title in 2003. Toney also challenged twice for a world heavyweight title in 2005 and 2006, and was victorious the first time but was later stripped due to a failed drug test. Overall, he competed in fifteen world title fights across four weight classes.Stylistically a defensive boxer, Toney utilized the shoulder roll technique taught to him by veteran trainer Bill Miller, who had once trained heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles. Toney was an exceptional counterpuncher and inside fighter, who often preferred to fight off the ropes. He possessed fast hand speed and respectable punching power throughout his career and is also noted for his toughness, having never lost any of his 92 professional bouts via stoppage.

James Nathaniel Toney (born August 24, 1968) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1988 to 2017. He held multiple world championships in three weight classes, including the IBF and lineal middleweight titles from 1991 to 1993, the IBF super middleweight title from 1993 to 1994, and the IBF cruiserweight title in 2003. Toney also challenged twice for a world heavyweight title in 2005 and 2006, and was victorious the first time but was later stripped due to a failed drug test. Overall, he competed in fifteen world title fights across four weight classes.Stylistically a defensive boxer, Toney utilized the shoulder roll technique taught to him by veteran trainer Bill Miller, who had once trained heavyweight champion Ezzard Charles. Toney was an exceptional counterpuncher and inside fighter, who often preferred to fight off the ropes. He possessed fast hand speed and respectable punching power throughout his career and is also noted for his toughness, having never lost any of his 92 professional bouts via stoppage.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
May 13, 2017 Mike Sheppard LWWLDL Eastern Michigan Convocation Center, Ypsilanti vacant World Boxing Foundation World Heavyweight

WIN
KO
Aug. 8, 2015 Charles Ellis LWWWLL Chase Hotel, Saint Louis LOSS
Unanimous decision
Nov. 14, 2013 Matt Legg WWLWWW York Hall, Bethnal Green WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 2013 Kenny Lemos LWLWDW Sky Ute Casino, Ignacio WIN
Unanimous decision
April 28, 2013 Lucas Browne WWWWWW Convention & Exhibition Centre, Melbourne vacant World Boxing Foundation World Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
April 7, 2012 Bobby Gunn WDWWWL Landers Center, Southaven vacant International Boxing Union (1996) World Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Nov. 4, 2011 Denis Lebedev WWWWLW Khodynka Ice Palace, Moscow LOSS
Unanimous decision
Feb. 24, 2011 Damon Reed WLLWWL San Manuel Indian Casino, Highland WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 12, 2009 Matthew Greer WWWWLL Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
KO
Dec. 13, 2008 Fres Oquendo WWLWWW Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon vacant International Boxing Association World Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Heavyweight

WIN
Split-decision
July 16, 2008 Hasim Rahman DLWWWW Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula vacant World Boxing Organisation NABO Heavyweight


NC
May 24, 2007 Danny Batchelder WWLLWL HP Pavilion, San Jose WIN
Split-decision
Jan. 6, 2007 Samuel Peter WWLWWW Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Hollywood NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 2, 2006 Samuel Peter WWWLWW Staples Center, Los Angeles International Boxing Association World Heavyweight

NABF Heavyweight

LOSS
Split-decision
March 18, 2006 Hasim Rahman WWWWWW Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City World Boxing Council World Heavyweight

DRAW
Majority decision
Oct. 1, 2005 Dominick Guinn WWLWLD Reno Events Center, Reno International Boxing Association World Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
April 30, 2005 John Ruiz DWLWWW Madison Square Garden, New York
ND
Sept. 23, 2004 Rydell Booker WWWWWW Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula vacant International Boxing Association World Heavyweight

vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Heavyweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 4, 2003 Evander Holyfield LWLDWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
April 26, 2003 Vassiliy Jirov WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket International Boxing Federation World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 18, 2002 Jason Robinson WWLWWW Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula WIN
KO
May 31, 2002 Michael Rush WWLWWW Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 2002 Sione Asipeli WWLLWW Celebrity Theater, Phoenix WIN
Unanimous decision
July 20, 2001 Wesley Martin WWLLLL Crystal Park Casino, Compton WIN
Technical knockout
March 29, 2001 Saul Montana WWLLWL Cobo Hall, Detroit Vacant IBA Super Cruiserweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 3, 2000 Courtney Butler LWWLDW Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 21, 2000 Terry McGroom LWWWWW DePaul Alumni Hall, Chicago WIN
Majority decision
Oct. 8, 1999 Ramon Garbey WWWWWL Roseland Ballroom, Taunton WIN
Unanimous decision
July 30, 1999 Adolpho Washington WLLLWL Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WIN
Technical knockout
March 7, 1999 Terry Porter WWWLDW Celebrity Theater, Phoenix WIN
Technical knockout
June 14, 1997 Steve Little WWWLWW Grand Casino, Biloxi vacant International Boxing Organization World Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 14, 1997 Drake Thadzi WWWWLW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket vacant International Boxing Organization World Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Majority decision
Feb. 22, 1997 Mike McCallum WWWLWL Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville vacant World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Cruiserweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 6, 1996 Montell Griffin WWWWWW Lawlor Events Center, Reno World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 9, 1996 Duran Williams WWWDWL Casino Magic, Bay Saint Louis World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 3, 1996 Charles Oliver LLLWLW Station Casino, Saint Charles WIN
Unanimous decision
May 14, 1996 Earl Butler DDLLWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 1996 Richard Mason WWWLWL Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio WIN
Unanimous decision
Dec. 8, 1995 Greg Everett WWWWWW Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket WBU Continental Cruiserweight

WIN
KO
Sept. 9, 1995 Ernest Mateen LLWWLL Caesars Palace, Las Vegas World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

WIN
DQ
June 18, 1995 Freddie Delgado WWLLWW Performing Arts Theater, New Orleans vacant World Boxing Union (1995-2004) Light Heavyweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 30, 1995 Anthony Hembrick WLLWLW Rio Casino, Las Vegas USBA Light Heavyweight

WIN
Corner retirement
March 20, 1995 Karl Willis WWLDL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 18, 1995 Montell Griffin WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas LOSS
Majority decision
Nov. 18, 1994 Roy Jones Jr WWWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
July 29, 1994 Charles Williams WWLWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

WIN
KO
May 18, 1994 Vinson Durham LLLWWW Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont WIN
Unanimous decision
March 5, 1994 Tim Littles WWWWWW Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 16, 1994 Anthony Hembrick LWWWWL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 29, 1993 Tony Thornton WLWWWW Civic Center, Tulsa International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 24, 1993 Larry Prather WLLLLL The Palace, Auburn Hills International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
July 29, 1993 Danny Garcia WWWWLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Corner retirement
June 6, 1993 Glenn Thomas WWWWWL Aladdin Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Unanimous decision
April 17, 1993 Ricky Thomas WWLLLL Fernwood Resort, Bushkill WIN
Technical knockout
March 23, 1993 Govoner Chavers WWWLLL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 13, 1993 Iran Barkley LWWWWW Caesars Palace, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Super Middleweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Dec. 5, 1992 Doug DeWitt LWWLDW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 29, 1992 Mike McCallum WWWWDW Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Majority decision
May 26, 1992 Ricky Stackhouse WWWWLW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
April 11, 1992 Glenn Wolfe WWWWWL Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 8, 1992 Dave Tiberi WLWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 13, 1991 Mike McCallum WWWWWW Convention Hall, Atlantic City International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

DRAW
Split-decision
Oct. 12, 1991 Francesco Dell'Aquila WWWWWW Stade Louis II, Fontvieille International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 29, 1991 Reggie Johnson WWWWWW Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
May 10, 1991 Michael Nunn WWWWWW John O'Donnell Stadium, Davenport International Boxing Federation World Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
March 31, 1991 Alberto Gonzalez WLWWWW Sands Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 13, 1991 Merqui Sosa WWWWWW Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City International Boxing Council Middleweight

WIN
Split-decision
Dec. 10, 1990 Carlos Silva Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 16, 1990 Sanderline Williams WLLLDL Hyatt Regency, Tampa WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 24, 1990 Kevin Brazier LLWLLL Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn WIN
Technical knockout
July 26, 1990 Sanderline Williams LLWLLL Hyatt Regency Hotel, Dearborn DRAW
Majority decision
June 27, 1990 Ricardo Bryant WLWWLL Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Dearborn vacant International Boxing Council Middleweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 23, 1990 Horacio Rene Brandan LWWWWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
KO
April 27, 1990 Jose Luis Esteven W Trump Castle, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
April 5, 1990 Toby Tyler WLLLLL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
March 1, 1990 Philip Morefield WLWLLL The Palace, Auburn Hills USA Michigan State Middleweight

WIN
KO
Jan. 20, 1990 Danny Thomas LLWLLL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 29, 1989 Joe Johnson WWLLWL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 13, 1989 Ron Amundsen DLWWWL Central Park Athletic Club, Milwaukee WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 26, 1989 Robert Clinton L International Hotel & Resorts, Atlantic City WIN
KO
Oct. 12, 1989 Ricardo Simpson LLLLLL The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 21, 1989 Joe Summers WLLLWD Resorts International, Atlantic City WIN
Technical knockout
Sept. 7, 1989 Lemark Davis LWWLWW The Palace, Auburn Hills WIN
Unanimous decision
July 20, 1989 Mark Stephens WLLLLL Detroit Boat Club, Detroit WIN
Technical knockout
June 6, 1989 Steve Chaney LLLL Memphis WIN
KO
May 2, 1989 Arthur Willis W Memphis WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 16, 1989 James Fernandez WWLW Premier Center, Sterling Heights WIN
Unanimous decision
Jan. 17, 1989 Sammy Jenkins Premier Center, Sterling Heights WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 10, 1989 Carl Penn LLLLLL Memphis WIN
KO
Dec. 6, 1988 Ronnie Yoe LLLLLL Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis WIN
KO
Oct. 26, 1988 Stephen Lee LWLWLL Thomas Crystal Gardens, Mount Clemens WIN
Technical knockout