1999-12-11 Byron Mitchell drew 12 Bruno Girard, Grand Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA - WBA
1999-12-11 Byron Mitchell drew 12 Bruno Girard, Grand Hotel, Tunica, Mississippi, USA - WBA. Referee: Elmo Adolph. Scorecards: 116-114, 113-115, 114-114. After recovering from a bad start, Girard (166) had found his rhythm by the fourth round and left-right combinations began to worry the champion, who was continually being forced back. By the tenth it was anybody’s fight and Mitchell (167) began to get through with hard rights and the last two sessions saw both men going toe-to-toe in an effort to swing the fight in their direction. Girard, his nose pouring blood from the second onwards, had shown that he was made of stern stuff and shortly afterwards he signed for a return match.