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 Postal Mail Carrier, working for 25 years at Bellmawr Post Office where he became supervisor. [4]

Professional boxing record

37 Wins (26 knockouts, 11 decisions), 7 Losses (2 knockouts, 5 decisions), 1 Draw [5]
ResultRecordOpponentTypeRoundDateLocationNotes
Loss29-0 Flag of the United States.svg Roy Jones, Jr. TKO330/09/1995 Flag of the United States.svg Pensacola Civic Center, Pensacola, Florida IBF World Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 0:45 of the third round.
Win14-1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Darren Zenner TKO217/01/1995 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania IBF USBA Super Middleweight Title. Referee stopped the bout at 2:49 of the second round.
Win12-12-2 Flag of the United States.svg Lenzie MorganSD1007/12/1994 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Loss39-0-2 Flag of the United States.svg James Toney UD12 29/10/1993 Flag of the United States.svg Tulsa Civic Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma IBF World Super Middleweight Title. 110-118, 110-118, 112-116.
Win16-7-2 Flag of the United States.svg Willie BallTKO1021/09/1993 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win26-19-1 Flag of the United States.svg Frank MintonTKO720/06/1993 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win27-3 Flag of the United States.svg Iceman John Scully UD1016/03/1993 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 99-92, 99-91, 100-90.
Win13-13 Flag of the United States.svg Melvin WynnSD805/02/1993 Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey 78-75, 76-77, 77-75.
Loss32-0 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Chris Eubank UD1219/09/1992 Flag of Scotland.svg Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre, Glasgow, Scotland WBO World Super Middleweight Title. 113-115, 113-116, 112-117.
Win10-12 Flag of the United States.svg Khalif ShabazzKO111/06/1992 Flag of the United States.svg Atlantic City, New Jersey Shabazz knocked out at 0:49 of the first round.
Win8-17-2 Flag of the United States.svg Danny MitchellUD822/03/1992 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win12-5-2 Flag of Venezuela.svg Fermin ChirinoUD1019/11/1991 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey 97-93, 97-93, 98-92.
Win19-1 Flag of the Dominican Republic.svg Merqui Sosa SD1016/05/1991 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win20-7 Flag of the United States.svg Eddie A. HallTKO121/01/1991 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win11-2 Flag of the United States.svg Carl SullivanTKO905/11/1990 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win23-1 Flag of the United States.svg Karema LeotaTKO227/08/1990 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 0:39 of the second round.
Win18-1-3 Flag of the United States.svg Dave TiberiTKO421/05/1990 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win13-3-1 Flag of the United States.svg Ralph "Psycho" WardSD1012/02/1990 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 46-45, 44-46, 47-43.
Loss13-5 Flag of Puerto Rico.svg Ismael NegronRTD620/11/1989 Flag of the United States.svg Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Thornton retired after the sixth round due to closed eye.
Win3-13 Flag of the United States.svg Hector RosarioUD1025/09/1989 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey 98-91, 98-91, 97-92.
Loss14-0 Flag of Ireland.svg Steve Collins MD1216/07/1989 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 110-117, 112-116, 114-114.
Loss17-4-1 Flag of the United States.svg Kevin WattsUD1221/03/1989 Flag of the United States.svg Trump Castle, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 110-118, 112-116, 113-115.
Win22-4-1 Flag of the United States.svg Mike TinleyUD1210/01/1989 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 115-113, 116-111, 118-109.
Win15-7-1 Flag of the United States.svg Tim WilliamsTKO506/10/1988 Flag of the United States.svg Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win18-14 Flag of the United States.svg Jerry HollyKO328/07/1988 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win13-0-2 Flag of the United States.svg Tyrone FrazierUD1012/02/1988 Flag of the United States.svg Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Loss28-5-3 Flag of the United States.svg Doug DeWitt MD1306/11/1987 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey IBF USBA Middleweight Title. 124-124, 123-125, 123-124.
Draw13-16-1 Flag of the United States.svg Stacy McSwainPTS1025/08/1987 Flag of the United States.svg Bally's Park Place, Atlantic City, New Jersey 96-95, 96-96, 95-95.
Win11-11 Flag of the United States.svg Darryl SpainTKO501/06/1987 Flag of the United States.svg Pennsylvania Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Referee stopped the bout at 2:56 of the fifth round.
Win8-1 Flag of Venezuela.svg Basante BlancoRTD505/03/1987 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey Blanco failed to come out for the sixth round.
Win14-4-1 Flag of the United States.svg Harry DanielsKO225/11/1986 Flag of the United States.svg Harrah's Marina, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win7-3-2 Flag of Colombia.svg Horacio PerezTKO212/08/1986 Flag of the United States.svg Resorts Casino Hotel, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win12-7-1 Flag of the United States.svg Ernest JacksonKO216/05/1986 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win21-11-1 Flag of the United States.svg Cecil PettigrewTKO1007/02/1986 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 0:26 of the tenth round.
Win4-9-3 Flag of the United States.svg David BarrowTKO205/11/1985 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:37 of the second round.
Win5-3 Flag of the United States.svg Sidney OutlawTKO605/09/1985 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 2:12 of the sixth round.
Win1-2 Flag of the United States.svg Tommy DavenportTKO201/07/1985 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey Referee stopped the bout at 0:52 of the second round.
Win4-8-1 Flag of the United States.svg Jerome JohnsonSD604/02/1985 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey 3-5, 6-2, 6-2.
Win0-2-1 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas GordonTKO230/10/1984 Flag of the United States.svg The Blue Horizon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Referee stopped the bout at 1:49 of the second round.
Win0-1-1 Flag of the United States.svg Thomas GordonTKO230/08/1984 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win3-2 Flag of the United States.svg Donnie WilliamsKO124/07/1984 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win1-7 Flag of the United States.svg Jesse GoodmondTKO114/06/1984 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win2-4 Flag of the United States.svg Ali MuhammadTKO427/07/1983 Flag of the United States.svg Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Win-- Flag of the United States.svg Jimmy BarhamKO117/07/1983 Flag of the United States.svg The Sands, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win0-1 Flag of the United States.svg Steve WatersTKO115/06/1983 Flag of the United States.svg Playboy Hotel and Casino, Atlantic City, New Jersey

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References

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