James Toney vs. Chris Byrd at HW in 2005.

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  1. VG_Addict

    VG_Addict Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    Who would have won?
     
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  2. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Toney couldn’t deal with someone like Byrd. He’d probably look horrible.
     
  3. cross_trainer

    cross_trainer Bergeron Avatar Club Full Member

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    Please elaborate, if you wouldn't mind.
     
  4. NoNeck

    NoNeck Pugilist Specialist Full Member

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    Movement, length, chin, stamina, stays in middle of ring.
     
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  5. AwardedSteak863

    AwardedSteak863 Boxing Addict Full Member

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    Exactly correct. Byrd is the worst type of match-up for Toney. Side note, I was at Toney's 2nd to last fight which took place in St Louis and Byrd was in attendance. They are both Michigan guys and are friends outside of the ring. I got to talk to Byrd the night before at the weight in. Super nice guy.
     
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  7. BCS8

    BCS8 Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

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    I fancy Byrd too. The combination of rapid fire volume bursts with slipperiness is going to be trouble for Toney to deal with. I think Chris outpoints him down the stretch.
     
  8. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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  9. Kamikaze

    Kamikaze Bye for now! banned Full Member

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    Honestly if Byrd was forced to come forward and fight. As in James gave him counter punchers middle finger and made him lead Byrd would be lost- A lot more then if James was forced to catch him which could happen.
     
  10. Philly161

    Philly161 "Fundamentals are the crutch of the talentless" Full Member

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    byrd MD. Toney would try everything and have his moments but bad match up and he was too flat footed at hw and cw. Toney busier but byrd with the edge in connects and accuracy and takes fewer clean shots.
     
  11. Antsu

    Antsu Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    Almost happened when Toney won WBA championship they already agreed on unification before James was stripped.
    I think that Toney would have won it with a close decision
     
  12. Fergy

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    This is more than likely.
    Bryd wouldn't be facing a massive puncher here, he'd be confident.
    I just see Toney struggling really and hardly winning a round.
     
  13. THE BLADE 2

    THE BLADE 2 Boxing Junkie Full Member

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    a round? Are we talking about the same Byrd who arguably lost to the likes of Oquendo, Williamson and Golota?

    actually Toney was the more skilled of the 2.And the busier
     
  14. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Do you see Toney winning?
     
  15. Fergy

    Fergy Walking Dead Full Member

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    Out of the two its Toney that gets hit the more. Chris was the more successful at heavyweight.
    Byrd still had the bigger name win s at heavyweight.
    In a fight I see it being a lop sided win for Chris.