Vassiliy Jirov vs. James Toney
2003-04-26 : James Toney 190 lbs beat Vassiliy Jirov 188 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12
- Location: Foxwoods Resort, Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA
- Referee: Steve Smoger
- Judge: Melvina Lathan 117-109
- Judge: Steve Weisfeld 116-110
- Judge: Glenn Feldman 117-109
- International Boxing Federation Cruiserweight Title (7th defending of Jirov)
- Jirov penalized one point for a low blow in eighth round.
- Jirov down in the twelfth round.
- This fight was a masterpiece of infighting, counterpunching and old-school boxing provided by James Toney.
- HBO unofficial scorer Harold Lederman, scored the fight even (113-113)
- 2003 Boxing Writers Association of America Fight of the Year