James Toney vs. Dave Tiberi

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1992-02-08 : James Toney 159¾ lbs beat Dave Tiberi 158¼ lbs by SD in round 12 of 12


- A point was deducted from Tiberi for a low blow in round 6.
- In a fight where many felt that Tiberi dominated, Toney's split decision victory (by scores of 115-111, 115-111 and 111-117) prompted U.S. Senator William Roth of Delaware to call for an investigation of the sport.
- The investigation uncovered the fact that the two judges that awarded the fight to Toney, were not licensed in the state of New Jersey.
- Tiberi chose to retire, even though he was in the prime of his career, rather than fight again.
- In 2009 Toney finally admitted he lost.

External Link(s):

Tiberi interview with Doghouse Boxing

Preceded by:
Toney vs. McCallum I
IBF Middleweight Title Fight
# 19
Succeeded by:
Toney vs. Wolfe