James Toney v Dave Tiberi (IBF Middleweight title) 10-9 Toney 10-9 Tiberi 10-9 Tiberi 10-9 Tiberi 10-9 Tiberi 10-8 Toney 10-9 Toney 10-9 Tiberi 10-9 Toney 10-9 Toney 10-9 Tiberi 10-9 Tiberi Total: Tiberi: 114 Toney : 113 Notes: Point unfairly taken from Tiberi in round 6 for a so-called low blow, giving Toney on my card a 10-8 round. Observations: Not quite the daylight robbery I've always read it was. Tiberi was busier and forced the action, landing some good body blows particularly early in the fight. Toney less active but scored the cleaner, harder punches for the most part. Still, Toney gave away many early rounds due to pure lethargy. Round 6 seemed to be a bit of a tipping point. Toney sensing urgency, began to make inroads. He became busier, and while Tiberi was still out landing him, Toney for my mind was doing enough to squeak some rounds in, landing fewer but crisper punches. I can see some later rounds being in some doubt. I think partly why this fight was seen as a disgrace was that Tiberi betting-wise was a no-hoper. You could not even get odds for this fight. Toney was the fighter of the year the year previously. It wasn't even expected to be much of a contest, leading to perhaps a somewhat OTT reaction to the result. Tiberi almost swept the first 5 rounds. This may have influenced some to think that Toney had a mountain to climb, but the unfair point deduction, along with my view that he won round 6 anyway, cut that back significantly. As said, Toney did improve in the second half of the fight. The heavy scores in favour of Toney by 2 of the judges are difficult to reconcile with me. In that sense, it was a robbery. But ultimately, for me, it's a bad-though not disgraceful-decision.