1994-11-18 Roy Jones w pts 12 James Toney, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF

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1994-11-18 Roy Jones w pts 12 James Toney, MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Richard Steele. Scorecards: 119-108, 118-109, 117-110. Defending his title against the IBF middleweight titleholder, Toney (167) was comprehensively outboxed by a man who would glide away from punches while scoring himself, especially with left hooks. In the third round Jones (168), who was posing at the time, suddenly produced a right cross that caught Toney off balance and sent him down for the mandatory ‘eight’. More embarrassed than hurt Toney tried hard to corner Jones, but the latter, showing great movement and footwork, was never in one place for long until tiring towards the end. Even in the last four rounds when Jones slowed Toney was still unable to take advantage, continuing to be second best.