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James Toney

James Toney

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James Nathanial Toney (born August 24, 1968) is an American professional boxer who has held world titles in the middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweight divisions. He grew up in Ann Arbor, Michigan and graduated from Huron High School. Toney currently fights in the heavyweight division in boxing.

Personal life

James Toney co-starred as Joe Frazier in the 2001 film Ali.

Honors

Championships

World titles

    • IBF middleweight title (6 defenses)
    • IBF super middleweight title (3 defenses)
    • IBF cruiserweight title

Minor titles

    • IBU heavyweight title
    • IBA heavyweight title X2
    • IBA super cruiserweight title
    • IBO cruiserweight title
    • WBU cruiserweight title
    • WBU light heavyweight title

Regional titles

    • USA Michigan State Middleweight title.
    • USBA light heavyweight title
    • WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title
    • NABO heavyweight title

Professional boxing record

74 Wins (45 knockouts), 7 Losses, 3 Draws, 2 No Contests[14]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Win 74-7-3
2 NC
United States Bobby Gunn RTD 5 (12) 04/07/2012 United States Lander's Center, Southaven, Mississippi, United States Won vacant IBU heavyweight title.
Loss 73-7-3
2 NC
Russia Denis Lebedev UD 12 04/11/2011 Russia Khodynka Arena, Moscow, Russia For Interim WBA cruiserweight title. Toney hurt knee in Round 2 which later required surgery.
Win 73-6-3
2 NC
United States Damon Reed UD 10 02/24/2011 United States San Manuel Indian Casino, Highland, California, United States
Win 72-6-3
2 NC
United States Matthew Greer KO 2 (10) 12/09/2009 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States
Win 71-6-3
2 NC
United States Fres Oquendo SD 12 13/12/2008 United States Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon, California, United States Won vacant NABO heavyweight title.
NC 70-6-3
2 NC
United States Hasim Rahman NC 3 (12) 16/07/2008 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States For vacant NABO heavyweight title.
Win 70-6-3
1 NC
United States Danny Batchelder SD 10 24/05/2007 United States HP Pavilion, San Jose, California, United States
Loss 69-6-3
1 NC
Nigeria Samuel Peter UD 12 06/01/2007 United States Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casinon, Hollywood, Florida, United States For NABF heavyweight title. WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
Loss 69-5-3
1 NC
Nigeria Samuel Peter SD 12 02/09/2006 United States Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, United States For NABF heavyweight title. WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
Draw 69-4-3
1 NC
United States Hasim Rahman MD 12 18/03/2006 United States Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States For WBC heavyweight title.
Win 69-4-2
1 NC
United States Dominick Guinn UD 12 01/10/2005 United States Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States
NC 68-4-2
1 NC
United States John Ruiz ND 12 30/04/2005 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, United States For WBA heavyweight title. Originally Toney won by UD. However, Toney tested positive for anabolic steroids and was stripped of the WBA title.
Win 68-4-2 United States Rydell Booker UD 12 23/09/2004 United States Pechanga Resort & Casino, Temecula, California, United States Won vacant WBC Continental Americas heavyweight title. WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 67-4-2 United States Evander Holyfield TKO 9 (12) 04/10/2003 United States Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States IBF heavyweight title eliminator.
Win 66-4-2 Kazakhstan Vassiliy Jirov UD 12 26/04/2003 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States Won IBF cruiserweight title.
Win 65-4-2 United States Jason Robinson KO 7 (12) 18/08/2002 United States Pechanga Entertainment Center, Temecula, California, United States IBF cruiserweight title eliminator.
Win 64-4-2 United States Michael Rush TKO 10 (10) 31/05/2002 United States Chinook Winds Casino, Lincoln City, Oregon, United States
Win 63-4-2 Tonga Sione Asipeli UD 10 22/03/2002 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 62-4-2 United States Wesley Martin TKO 3 (10) 30/07/2001 United States Crystal Park Casino, Compton, California, United States
Win 61-4-2 Mexico Saul Montana TKO 2 (12) 29/03/2001 United States Cobo Hall, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Win 60-4-2 United States Courtney Butler TKO 3 (10) 03/11/2000 United States Turning Stone Casino, Verona, New York, United States
Win 59-4-2 United States Terry McGroom MD 10 21/01/2000 United States DePaul Alumni Hall, Chicago, Illinois, United States
Win 58-4-2 Cuba Ramon Garbey UD 10 08/10/1999 United States Roseland Ballroom, Taunton, Massachusetts, United States
Win 57-4-2 United States Adolpho Washington TKO 10 (10) 30/07/1999 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 56-4-2 United States Terry Porter TKO 8 (10) 07/03/1999 United States Celebrity Theatre, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
Win 55-4-2 United States Steve Little UD 12 14/06/1997 United States Grand Casino, Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Loss 54-4-2 Malawi Drake Thadzi MD 12 14/05/1997 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 54-3-2 Jamaica Mike McCallum UD 12 22/02/1997 United States Mohegan Sun Casino, Uncasville, Connecticut, United States
Loss 53-3-2 United States Montell Griffin UD 12 06/12/1996 United States Lawlor Events Center, Reno, Nevada, United States
Win 53-2-2 Jamaica Duran Williams TKO 9 (12) 09/08/1996 United States Casino Magic, Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, United States
Win 52-2-2 United States Charles Oliver UD 10 03/07/1996 United States Station Casino, Saint Charles, Missouri, United States
Win 51-2-2 United States Earl Butler TKO 4 (12) 14/05/1996 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 50-2-2 United States Richard Mason UD 10 01/03/1996 United States Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, California, United States
Win 49-2-2 United States Greg Everett KO 2 (12) 08/12/1995 United States Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, United States
Win 48-2-2 United States Ernest M-16 Mateen DQ 5 (12) 09/09/1995 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 47-2-2 Puerto Rico Freddie Delgado TKO 5 (12) 18/06/1995 United States New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
Win 46-2-2 United States Anthony Hembrick RTD 5 (12) 30/04/1995 United States Rio Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won USBA light heavyweight title.
Win 45-2-2 United States Karl Willis TKO 8 (10) 20/03/1995 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Loss 44-2-2 United States Montell Griffin MD 12 18/02/1995 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States For IBF Inter-Continental light heavyweight title.
Loss 44-1-2 United States Roy Jones, Jr. UD 12 18/11/1994 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Lost IBF super middleweight title.
Win 44-0-2 United States Charles Williams KO 12 (12) 29/07/1994 United States MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Retained IBF super middleweight title.
Win 43-0-2 United States Vinson Durham UD 10 18/05/1994 United States Hyatt Regency O'Hare, Rosemont, Illinois, United States
Win 42-0-2 United States Tim Littles TKO 4 (12) 05/03/1994 United States Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, California, United States Retained IBF super middleweight title.
Win 41-0-2 United States Anthony Hembrick TKO 7 (10) 16/01/1994 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 40-0-2 United States Tony Thornton UD 12 29/10/1993 United States Civic Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States Retained IBF super middleweight title.
Win 39-0-2 United States Larry Prather UD 10 24/08/1993 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 38-0-2 Puerto Rico Danny Garcia TKO 6 (10) 29/07/1993 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 37-0-2 United States Glenn Thomas UD 10 06/06/1993 United States The Aladdin, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 36-0-2 United States Ricky Thomas TKO 10 (10) 17/04/1993 United States Fernwood Resort, Bushkill, Pennsylvania, United States
Win 35-0-2 United States Govoner Chavers TKO 9 (10) 23/03/1993 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 34-0-2 United States Iran Barkley RTD 9 (12) 13/02/1993 United States Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Won IBF super middleweight title.
Win 33-0-2 United States Doug DeWitt RTD 6 (10) 05/12/1992 United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 32-0-2 Jamaica Mike McCallum MD 12 29/08/1992 United States Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno, Nevada, United States Retained Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Win 31-0-2 United States Ricky Stackhouse TKO 3 (10) 26/05/1992 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 30-0-2 United States Glenn Wolfe UD 12 11/04/1992 United States Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Retained Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Win 29-0-2 United States Dave Tiberi SD 12 08/02/1992 United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Retained Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Draw 28-0-2 Jamaica Mike McCallum PTS 12 13/12/1991 United States Convention Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States Retained Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Win 28-0-1 Italy Francesco Dell'Aquila TKO 4 (12) 12/10/1991 Monaco Stade Louis II, Monte Carlo, Monaco Retained Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Win 27-0-1 United States Reggie Johnson SD 12 29/06/1991 United States Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States Retained Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Win 26-0-1 United States Michael Nunn TKO 11 (12) 10/05/1991 United States John O'Donnell Stadium, Davenport, Iowa, United States Won Lineal & IBF middleweight titles.
Win 25-0-1 United States Alberto Gonzalez TKO 5 (10) 31/03/1991 United States Sands Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 24-0-1 Dominican Republic Merqui Sosa SD 12 13/01/1991 United States Trump Taj Mahal, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 23-0-1 Brazil Jose Carlos Da Silva TKO 5 (10) 10/12/1990 United States Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Win 22-0-1 United States Sanderline Williams UD 10 16/10/1990 United States Hyatt Regency, Tampa, Florida, United States
Win 21-0-1 United States Kevin Brazier TKO 2 (10) 24/08/1990 United States Hyatt Regency Dearborn, Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Draw 20-0-1 United States Sanderline Williams PTS 10 26/07/1990 United States Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Win 20–0 United States Ricardo Bryant TKO 4 (12) 27/06/1990 United States Hyatt Regency Ballroom, Dearborn, Michigan, United States
Win 19–0 Argentina Horacio Rene Brandan KO 2 (10) 23/05/1990 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 18–0 Venezuela Jose Luis Esteven TKO 5 (?) 27/04/1990 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 17–0 United States Toby Tyler TKO 4 (6) 05/04/1990 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 16–0 United States Philip Morefield KO 1 (10) 01/03/1990 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States Won USA Michigan State middleweight title.
Win 15–0 United States Danny Thomas UD 8 20/01/1990 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 14–0 United States Joe Johnson KO 4 (?) 29/11/1989 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 13–0 United States Ron Amundsen UD 10 13/11/1989 United States Central Park Athletic Club, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Win 12–0 United States Robert Clinton KO 1 (?) 26/10/1989 United States International Hotel & Resorts, Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 11–0 United States Ricardo Simpson KO 2 (?) 12/10/1989 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 10–0 United States Joe Summers TKO 2 (?) 21/09/1989 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 9–0 United States Lemark Davis UD 6 07/09/1989 United States The Palace, Auburn Hills, Michigan, United States
Win 8–0 United States Mark Stephens TKO 2 (?) 07/09/1989 United States Detroit Boat Club, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Win 7–0 United States Steve Chaney KO 1 (?) 06/06/1989 United States Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 6–0 United States Arthur Willis SD 4 02/05/1989 United States Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 5–0 United States James Fernandez UD 4 16/02/1989 United States Premier Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
Win 4–0 United States Sammy Jenkins TKO 4 (?) 17/01/1989 United States Premier Center, Sterling Heights, Michigan, United States
Win 3–0 United States Carl Penn KO 1 (?) 10/01/1989 United States Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 2–0 United States Ronnie Yoe KO 1 (?) 06/12/1988 United States Omni New Daisy Theater, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Win 1–0 United States Stephen Lee TKO 2 (4) 26/10/1988 United States Thomas Crystal Gardens, Mount Clemens, Michigan, United States Professional debut.

Mixed martial arts record

ResultRecordOpponentMethodEventDateRoundTimeLocationNotes
Loss 0-1 Randy Couture Submission (arm triangle choke) UFC 118 August 28, 2010 1 3:19 Boston, Massachusetts, United States loses heavyweight debut.

 

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