1991-12-13 James Toney drew 12 Mike McCallum, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF
1991-12-13 James Toney drew 12 Mike McCallum, Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA - IBF. Referee: Steve Smoger. Scorecards: 116-112, 113-115, 114-114. Both men were soon into their rhythm, but it was the champion who struck first when decking McCallum (157¾) with a left-right combination late in the second round. Ruled as a slip, it had seemed to be a legitimate knockdown. However, it spurred on Toney (159), who began to have the better of most of the exchanges until McCallum started to get his act together by the seventh. In the ninth, Toney was in some trouble from a left hook to the head following several shots to the body, but towards the end of the session he had recovered and in the final round he had McCallum rubber-legged and in deep trouble before the final bell came to the latter’s aid. Many of the ringside reporters had Toney well ahead on the grounds that he had scored the most damaging blows of the fight and the decision came as surprise.