James Toney vs. Roy Jones Jr.

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1994-11-18 : Roy Jones Jr 168 lbs beat James Toney 167 lbs by UD in round 12 of 12


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  • The Ring ranked Toney as the second best pound-for-pound fighter in the world. Jones was ranked third.
  • Toney and Jones turned down guaranteed purses ($2.5 million for Toney, $2 million for Jones) and took percentages.
    Toney received 45% and Jones 35% of all revenues after expenses.
  • There was an estimated crowd of 7,000.
  • There were 300,000 pay-per-view buys.
  • Toney weighed 207 pounds when he started training camp, but he was able to get down to 167 for the official weigh-in.
    According to Marc Ratner, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Toney entered the ring at 182.
    Jones was 168 at the official weigh-in and went to the ring at 178.
  • Toney was a 6-5 favorite.
  • Jones knocked Toney down in the third round with a left hook.
  • Jones landed 285 of 614 punches (46%) and Toney connected on 157 of 451 (35%).