1989-06-25 Charles Williams w rtd 10 Bobby Czyz, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF
1989-06-25 Charles Williams w rtd 10 Bobby Czyz, Convention Centre, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF. Referee: Rudy Battle. Trying to reclaim his old title, even though Czyz (175) gave it his best shot it was not enough as Williams (174½) took his hardest blows and continually hit back. Having taken the opening round and cut the champion over the right eye in the third Czyz had his successes, but thereafter he was gradually ground down. In the eighth round, Czyz, his left eye badly damaged, was knocked down twice by powerful rights to the head before being saved by the bell when in a precarious position. Although Czyz was allowed to come out for the next two sessions, with Williams in full flight it was a hopeless task. Under constant pressure, his left eye closed shut, Czyz was finally retired by his corner at the end of the tenth.