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James Toney Net Worth

James Toney Net Worth. 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.

In 1991 and 2003, Toney was voted Fighter of the Year by The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America. In 2011, The Ring magazine ranked him as tenth on their list of the “10 best middleweight title holders of the last 50 years.” He has also made a one-time appearance in mixed martial arts, losing to Randy Couture at UFC 118. In 2001, Toney played the role of Joe Frazier in the movie Ali alongside Will Smith.

What is James Toney’s Net Worth?

Net Worth: $2 Million

Date of Birth: Aug 24, 1968 (55 years old)

Place of Birth: Grand Rapids

Gender: Male

Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.765 m)

Profession: Professional Boxer, Athlete

Nationality: United States of America

James Toney is a retired American professional boxer who has a net worth of $2 million. During his career, which lasted from 1988 to 2017, James Toney held multiple world titles in three weight classes, including the IBF middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweight titles. Toney also claimed numerous WBU, WBA, and WBF titles in various weight classes. Toney holds notable victories over Michael Nunn, Reggie Johnson, Mike McCallum, Iran Barkley, Charles Williams, Vassiliy Jirov, Evander Holyfield and Fres Oquendo.

Career Earnings and Biggest Purses

During his boxing career James Toney earned at least $10 million from purses and Pay Per View bonuses. His most notable known purses (without PPV bonuses) are:

  1. James Toney vs. Evander Holyfield (2003) – In this fight, Toney was reportedly paid around $2 million. Toney defeated Holyfield by TKO in the ninth round.
  2. James Toney vs. Samuel Peter (2006) – For the first fight against Peter, Toney is estimated to have made around $1 million. The fight ended in a controversial split decision win for Peter.
  3. James Toney vs. Samuel Peter II (2007) – For their rematch, Toney’s purse was again around $1 million. Peter won the rematch by unanimous decision.
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Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande
Nyongesa Sande is a Kenyan blogger, Pan Africanist,c olumnist Political Activist , blogger, informer & businesman who has interest in politics, governance, corporate fraud, human rights and television personality.

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