This Day in Boxing

James Toney No Result John Ruiz This Day April 30, 2005

 

 

James Toney No Result John Ruiz This Day April 30, 2005

 

 

  • James Toney 233 lbs
  • John Ruiz 241 lbs
  • ND in round 12 of 12
  • Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, New York, USA
  • Referee: Steve Smoger
  • Judge: Don Ackerman 116-111
  • Judge: Guy Jutras 116-111
  • Judge: Tom Schreck 115-112
  • World Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (3rd defence of Ruiz)
  • International Boxing Association Heavyweight Title (1st defence of Toney)

 

 

Notes

John Ruiz vs. James Toney (poster).jpg

Ruiz was down in 7th round.

This fight was originally a unanimous decision win for James Toney.

Ruiz announced a short lived retirement after the bout, which didn’t last ten days.

Following this bout James Toney tested positive for a banned substance and the decision was changed to a “No Decision” by the New York State Athletic Commission on Wednesday May 11th.

On May 17, 2005, Ruiz regains recognition as WBA Heavyweight Champion

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