1991-06-29 James Toney w pts 12 Reggie Johnson, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF
1991-06-29 James Toney w pts 12 Reggie Johnson, Hilton Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 114-113, 115-112, 113-114. With the aggression and extra power of Toney (159) opposed to the challenger’s defensive skills and punch picking on the back foot it was always going to be close, but in most eyes it was Johnson’s fight. The only knockdown of the contest came in the opening session when a southpaw left cross to the jaw put Toney on the seat of his pants and although Johnson (159) tried his utmost to put his rival away he was unable to do so. In a dramatic last round in which both men went for it, Toney sustained a bad cut on the left eye and despite Johnson finishing strongly he failed to do enough to enable the decision going his way.