A retired professional boxer, james toney net worth is $2 million dollars. He earned his money being a world champion in three different weight classes. He is a very skilled fighter and can move very quickly around the ring. He is known for his quick counter punching style and slick defense. He was born on August 24th, 1968 in Detroit Michigan. He attended Huron High School. During his career, Toney fought and beat many famous opponents, including Mike McCallum, Iran Barkley, and Evander Holyfield.
Toney has won over 100 fights in his career, and has received a total of $20 million in prize money. He has also been voted the Fighter of the Year by both The Ring magazine and the Boxing Writers Association of America on two occasions. He has won the IBF middleweight, super middleweight, and cruiserweight titles, as well as having challenged for the WBC and WBA heavyweight championships.
In his career, Toney fought the likes of Iran Barkley, Mike McCallum, Darrin Van Horn, and Thomas Hearns. He also beat former world champs Freddie Roach and Zab Judah. In the early 1990’s, Toney had some rocky moments, with his first loss to Rydell Booker and a positive test for steroids in his next match against the unbeaten Drake Thadzi. He would later win five more matches, and in 1993 he upset the previously undefeated Tim Littles.
Toney now lives in Michigan with his wife and two sons. He is a trainer at the Blue Moon Boxing gym with Buddy McGirt and Zab Judah, and also organizes celebrity boxing matches. He has also tried his hand at acting and has starred in the 2001 film Ali, where he played Smokin’ Joe Frazier.