1992-02-08 James Toney w pts 12 Dave Tiberi, Taj Mahal Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF

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1992-02-08 James Toney w pts 12 Dave Tiberi, Taj Mahal Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF. Referee: Robert Palmer. Scorecards: 115-112, 115-111, 111-117. Not given a chance, Tiberi (158½) soon made his intentions clear when taking the fight to the champion from the opening bell. Standing right in front of Toney (159¾), for the most part Tiberi, despite being cut and bruised, met him punch for punch, and in the sixth he was unlucky to be deducted a point for going low. With the eighth being the best of the fight as the men blazed away with both hands, while Toney looked to be worn out at times his better quality blows won the day. Toney had difficulty in making the weight and it showed.