The Grand Rumble: James Toney vs. Prince Charles Williams

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The Grand Rumble: James Toney vs. Prince Charles Williams
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Date: 
Friday, July 29, 1994
Location: 
Las Vegas, NV
Rounds Scheduled: 
12
Contracted Weight: 
168
Titles at Stake: 
IBF Super Middleweight Championship
Referee: 
Joe Cortez

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IBF Super Middleweight Champion James Toney defends his title with a classic knockout over Prince Charles Williams. Williams crowds Toney for the first half of the fight and swells the champion's left eye closed during the in fighting, but Toney creates some distance and starts lighting the challenger up with flush shots in rounds six and seven. Toney gets a little carried away in the eighth round and loses a point for hitting after the bell, having been warned for it once after the opening round. With a potential showdown with Roy Jones Jr. on the line, Toney closes the show by knocking Williams flat on his back with a clean right hand with only seconds left in the twelfth round. Williams tries to get up but doesn't come close to beating the count of Referee Joe Cortez.




Fan Cards: The Grand Rumble: James Toney vs. Prince Charles Williams


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
107
PRINCE CHARLES WILLIAMS
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
102


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
10
107
PRINCE CHARLES WILLIAMS
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
101


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
106
PRINCE CHARLES WILLIAMS
10
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
102


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
107
PRINCE CHARLES WILLIAMS
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
9
9
9
9
101


Comments

rorschach's picture

Another great performance by Toney at SMW.

what_is_the_default_password's picture

Even with a flu Toney was still awesome.

This fight was 12 rounds of in-fighting masterpiece, Williams tried to bully Toney around Armstrong-style but only let Toney's mastery shine as he countered beautifully inside the pocket.

I can't imagine this kind of fighting happening these days, considering most referees would eagerly separate the fighters before they can even get inside.

Funnily (or sadly) enough, the referee of this fight was none other than Joe Cortez. Cortez refereed well here, apart from an unfair point deduction inflicted on Toney he let the fighters fight out of the clinch and only separate them when necessary. Some 13 years later, the same Joe Cortez put up a bumbling performance in the Mayweather-Hatton fight, forcibly breaking the fighters when he should have let them fight longer on the inside, though a harsh point deduction was still there. In a way this referee's performance in two fights separated by 13 years become symptomatic of the transforming altitude in boxing towards inside fighting...

Some things never change though, there are terrible 'causal' fans then just as there are terrible 'casual' fans now. They keep booing the inside fighting, cringe-inducingly ignorant of the fact that they were watching a lost art being demonstrated live.