Tony Thornton

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Tony Thornton (November 8, 1959 – September 10, 2009, in Camden, New Jersey[1]) was an American professional boxer who died of a motorcycle accident on 10 September 2009.[1] During his career as a professional boxer, Tony fought three times for the world Super Middleweight Championship.[2] Tony attended West Chester University of Pennsylvania.[3]

Thornton was also a mail-man, working for 25 years at Bellmawr Post Office where he became supervisor.[4]

Professional boxing record[edit]

37 Wins (26 knockouts, 11 decisions), 7 Losses (2 knockouts, 5 decisions), 1 Draw [5]
Result Record Opponent Type Round Date Location Notes
Loss 29-0 United States Roy Jones, Jr. TKO 3 30/09/1995 United States Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida IBF World Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the third round.
Win 14-1-2 United States Darren Zenner TKO 2 17/01/1995 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:49 of the second round.
Win 12-12-2 United States Lenzie Morgan SD 10 07/12/1994 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss 39-0-2 United States James Toney UD 12 29/10/1993 United States Tulsa Civic Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma IBF World Super Middleweight Title. 110-118, 110-118, 112-116.
Win 16-7-2 United States Willie Ball TKO 10 21/09/1993 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 26-19-1 United States Frank Minton TKO 7 20/06/1993 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 27-3 United States Iceman John Scully UD 10 16/03/1993 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 99-92, 99-91, 100-90.
Win 13-13 United States Melvin Wynn SD 8 05/02/1993 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey 78-75, 76-77, 77-75.
Loss 32-0 United Kingdom Chris Eubank UD 12 19/09/1992 Scotland Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland WBO World Super Middleweight Title. 113-115, 113-116, 112-117.
Win 10-12 United States Khalif Shabazz KO 1 11/06/1992 United States Atlantic City, New Jersey Shabazz knocked out at 0:49 of the first round.
Win 8-17-2 United States Danny Mitchell UD 8 22/03/1992 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 12-5-2 Venezuela Fermin Chirino UD 10 19/11/1991 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey 97-93, 97-93, 98-92.
Win 19-1 Dominican Republic Merqui Sosa SD 10 16/05/1991 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 20-7 United States Eddie A. Hall TKO 1 21/01/1991 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 11-2 United States Carl Sullivan TKO 9 05/11/1990 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 23-1 United States Karema Leota TKO 2 27/08/1990 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 0:39 of the second round.
Win 18-1-3 United States Dave Tiberi TKO 4 21/05/1990 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 13-3-1 United States Ralph "Psycho" Ward SD 10 12/02/1990 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 46-45, 44-46, 47-43.
Loss 13-5 Puerto Rico Ismael Negron RTD 6 20/11/1989 United States Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Negron retired after the sixth round due to closed eye.
Win 3-13 United States Hector Rosario UD 10 25/09/1989 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey 98-91, 98-91, 97-92.
Loss 14-0 Republic of Ireland Steve Collins MD 12 16/07/1989 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 110-117, 112-116, 114-114.
Loss 17-4-1 United States Kevin Watts UD 12 21/03/1989 United States Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 110-118, 112-116, 113-115.
Win 22-4-1 United States Mike Tinley UD 12 10/01/1989 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 115-113, 116-111, 118-109.
Win 15-7-1 United States Tim Williams TKO 5 06/10/1988 United States Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 18-14 United States Jerry Holly KO 3 28/07/1988 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 13-0-2 United States Tyrone Frazier UD 10 12/02/1988 United States Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss 28-5-3 United States Doug DeWitt MD 13 06/11/1987 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 124-124, 123-125, 123-124.
Draw 13-16-1 United States Stacy McSwain PTS 10 25/08/1987 United States Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey 96-95, 96-96, 95-95.
Win 11-11 United States Darryl Spain TKO 5 01/06/1987 United States Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Referee stopped the bout at 2:56 of the fifth round.
Win 8-1 Venezuela Basante Blanco RTD 5 05/03/1987 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey Blanco failed to come out for the sixth round.
Win 14-4-1 United States Harry Daniels KO 2 25/11/1986 United States Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 7-3-2 Colombia Horacio Perez TKO 2 12/08/1986 United States Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 12-7-1 United States Ernest Jackson KO 2 16/05/1986 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 21-11-1 United States Cecil Pettigrew TKO 10 07/02/1986 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 0:26 of the tenth round.
Win 4-9-3 United States David Barrow TKO 2 05/11/1985 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:37 of the second round.
Win 5-3 United States Sidney Outlaw TKO 6 05/09/1985 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:12 of the sixth round.
Win 1-2 United States Tommy Davenport TKO 2 01/07/1985 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the second round.
Win 4-8-1 United States Jerome Johnson SD 6 04/02/1985 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey 3-5, 6-2, 6-2.
Win 0-2-1 United States Thomas Gordon TKO 2 30/10/1984 United States The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the second round.
Win 0-1-1 United States Thomas Gordon TKO 2 30/08/1984 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 3-2 United States Donnie Williams KO 1 24/07/1984 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win 1-7 United States Jesse Goodmond TKO 1 14/06/1984 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 2-4 United States Ali Muhammad TKO 4 27/07/1983 United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win -- United States Jimmy Barham KO 1 17/07/1983 United States The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 0-1 United States Steve Waters TKO 1 15/06/1983 United States Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

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