James Toney – UFC Fighter Profile

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James Toney – MMA Stats
Matches: 0
Wins: 0
Losses: 0

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James Toney – Pro Boxing Stats
Matches: 83
Wins: 72
Losses: 6
Draws: 3
No Contests: 2

Wins by Knockout: 44
Wins by Decision: 27
Win by Disqualification: 1

Losses by Knockout: 0
Losses by Decision: 6
Losses by Disqualification: 0

James Toney from Boxing to MMA

James Nathaniel Toney is an American professional boxer born august 24, 1968. After 83 professional boxing matches, 72 of which he won, James Toney is now aspiring to be a mixed martial artist, preparing for his first UFC fight against the legendary Randy Couture at UFC 118 on August 28, 2010.

James Toney as Joe Frazier in the movie Ali

Aside from his impeccable boxing career, James Toney is perhaps most famous for playing the role of boxing legend Joe Frazier in the blockbuster film “Ali” in 2001.

James Toney has been boxing professionally since his debut fight in October of 1988 when he defeated Stephen Lee by TKO in two rounds. He won his first championship just three years later in an elongated bout with Michael “Second To” Nunn in May of 1991. After 10 rounds in which Nunn was the clear dominator, Toney took advantage of a last ditch effort, dropping Nunn with a blow that ended the match. James Toney was awarded the IBF Middleweight Championship Belt.

Toney TKO’s Barkley

With an unblemished record, aside from two draws, James Toney was clearly on his way to the top. He jumped weight classes and fought for the Super Middleweight Championship title on February 13, 1933 against Iran “The Blade” Barkley. Toney was in complete control and finished Barkley with a TKO in the 9th. He was now the IBF Super Middleweight Championship.

James Toney’s reign continued until November of 1994 when he lost the title to Roy Jones Jr. by unanimous decision. It was the first loss of Toney’s insatiable pro boxing career, and was followed up by his second loss, this time to Montell Griffin, in his very next match.

Toney redeemed himself with a number of wins at lightweight, cruiserweight and even heavyweight classes. He won the WBU Light Heavyweight title during this time, but in a rematch with Montell Griffin, lost the title in 1996. He went on to win the vacant WBU and IBO Cruiserweight Titles in 1997, followed by the vacant IBA Super Cruiserweight title in 2001.

Toney’s 8 Year Winning Streak

From June of 1997 throughout 2005, James Toney did not lose a single boxing match. In September of 2006, Toney fought Samuel Peter in a title match where James’ IBA Heavyweight belt was on the line, as was Peter’s NABF Heavyweight title. James Toney’s next bout was a rematch with Peter for the NABF title in January of 2007, but Toney lost again.

James Toney followed up with a win, a no contest and two more wins before turning his attentions to the world of mixed martial arts fighting.

James Toney in UFC 108

At UFC 108, Toney was spotted in the crowd which led to a discussion between Dana White, president of the UFC, and James Toney. In March, Toney announced that they had come to an agreement and he would begin fighting in the UFC later this year under the MMA coaching of Jaunito Ibarra.

James Toney, 43 Years Old!

Being over 40 years of age – James Toney will turn 43 just days before he faces Randy Couture at UFC 118 – it was only appropriate that James Toney first UFC fight be against the legendary Randy Couture, currently 47 years old.

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  • It’s sad but it appears as though Ricky Hatton’s last big fight has finished in a knockout he lost – to cocaine. Not so much the champ is dead as the chump is dead. A sorry occasion.