|Celebrated Name:||James Toney|
|Real Name/Full Name:||James Nathaniel Toney|
|Age:||55 years old|
|Birth Date:||24 August 1968|
|Birth Place:||Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA|
|Children/Kids (Son and Daughter):||No|
|Is James Toney Gay?||No|
|Profession:||Former Professional Boxer / Former MMA fighter|
|Net Worth in 2023:||$3 million|
|Last Updated:||November 2023|
James is a retired American professional boxer. He started his career back in 1988 and fought way past his prime, till 2017. He also fought and lost one match in Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) in 2010. James Toney wrote his name in the history of boxing permanently when he got registered as a Hall of Famer for his numerous contributions to the boxing world and winning some hugely important belts. He is quite well known in the boxing world and also nicknamed “Lights Out” and “The Dark Emperor.”
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Early Life & Biography
Toney was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan. His father let the family right after he was born. He grew up in an ethnic neighborhood, and he grew up in the same colony and the same time as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Buster Mathis Jr. Toney had a difficult upbringing and fought in streets and sold crack cocaine. At 11, he first joined a boxing gym. He was also a star American football player but shifted his attention to boxing. He lost a lot of weight and started his amateur career.
He had a tough upbringing. After his father left, his mother raised him single-handedly. But, he got in with the wrong crowd and sod drugs and got in trouble with law and order. After he became self-sufficient, he took care of his mother and cousins.
He had one previous relationship according to a celebrity dating website, but nothing has been ever confirmed. He is currently single at 51 years of age.
Age, Height, and Weight
Being born on 24 August 1968, James Toney is 55 years old as of today’s date 30th November 2023. His height is 5ft 10in tall, and his weight is 99 kg.
He had a brief amateur career of 35 matches, including 33 wins (32 knockouts) and two losses. After starting in 1988, it was here that he met his trainer Bill Miller who is said to have created his traditional or orthodox style of boxing.
James had fought in middleweight, super middleweight, cruiserweight, heavyweight. In the middleweight division, he won IBF and the Lineal middleweight championship. In the same year, he also won the Fighter of the Award by the Ring Magazine. After winning the IBF in middleweight, he tried and won the same title in the super middleweight division too. He defended his title two times, and his last fight in the division was against Roy Jones Jr., a silver medallist of the 1988 Olympics. Jones destroyed Toney.
After the heavy defeat, he played one-off matches in different divisions before taking a break and then coming back to fight in cruiserweight. As soon as he started, he defeated many former World Champions and blew away the IBF elimination opponent before getting a knockout victory to win the IBF cruiserweight. He was now a three-weight World Champion. He got three awards, the comeback of the year, fighter of the year, and his IBF final bout were named Fight of the Year. After his last match in the division, he required knee surgery and was off for some time.
He came back in 2003 to win a belt in the heavyweight division, and in his first fight, he defeated legendary former Heavyweight Champion, the aging Evander Holyfield. He earned a series of bouts and won the WBA Championship in the weight division but was disqualified after he failed a drug test and was banned for 90 days. After his return, he won and lost some bouts and won a minor Championship, one of the International Boxing Union. He tried for the WBF title but lost in 2012. He tried again in 2017 at the age of 48 and won against Mike Sheppard to finally win the WBF heavyweight title. It was his last fight, and he announced his retirement.
He returned to the ring to fight Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) after a meeting with the UFC president. He faced multiple title winner and Hall of Famer Couture. James was bashed, and he submitted it within the first round. It was a freak show. He left MMA after just one match and retired altogether.
Awards & Achievements
- IBF Middleweight
- Lineal Middleweight
iii. IBF super-middleweight
- IBF cruiserweight
- 2x Fighter of the Year
- The comeback of the Year
vii. Fight of the Year
viii. IBU World Championship
- WBF heavyweight
Net Worth & Salary of James Toney in 2023
He is currently retired and has no source of income. He goes about his daily life from savings and pensions from the Boxer’s Trustee Fund and the Hall of Fame fund. As of November 2023, His current net worth is $3 million.
Some consider James Toney as the most talented and diverse boxer of all time as he competed in so many divisions. He won the major World title in two different weight divisions. He was registered into the Hall of Fame, which memorialized his name in the boxing world.