June 29, 1991 |
James Toney will defend his International Boxing Federation middleweight championship for the first time today at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. Toney was a 17-1 underdog May 10 when he knocked out champion Michael Nunn in a baseball park at Davenport, Iowa. Toney's first defense will be against Reggie Johnson of Long Beach, a Forum regular who spent most of the last 18 months hoping for a fight with Nunn. Toney, of Ann Arbor, Mich., is 26-0-1.
June 26, 1991 |
The big fight in Las Vegas this week is the Mike Tyson-Razor Ruddock rematch, heavyweights in a nontitle bout Friday night at the Mirage. Each will earn about $5 million. But Saturday afternoon, at the Las Vegas Hilton, a young Long Beach middleweight named Reggie Johnson will appear in a championship bout for $60,000, hoping that a victory over James Toney will propel him to paydays that may not be on a level with Tyson's, but at least will carry an extra digit.
January 20, 1993
Reggie Johnson scored a technical knockout of Ki-yun Song 40 seconds into the eighth round to retain the World Boxing Assn. middleweight title in Boise, Ida. On the undercard, Rafael Ruelas of Arleta, Calif., knocked out Roberto Burgos in the first round of a scheduled 10-round middleweight fight.
April 17, 1990 |
Reggie Johnson of Long Beach retained his United States Boxing Assn. middleweight championship Monday night at the Forum with a 12-round unanimous decision over Sanderline Williams of Cleveland. Judges Robert Byrd and Dr. James Jen-Kin both scored it 119-111, and Vince Delgado had it 118-110. Johnson is 24-1-1 with 14 knockouts. Williams is 24-11 with 14 knockouts. There were no knockdowns.