2004-04-17 Chris Byrd drew 12 Andrew Golota, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - IBF

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2004-04-17 Chris Byrd drew 12 Andrew Golota, Madison Square Garden, Manhattan, NYC, New York, USA - IBF. Referee: Randy Neumann. Scorecards: 113-115, 115-113, 114-114. At his lightest for quite a while, the southpaw champion scored well at times with the jab but spent too much time allowing Golota (237½) to back him up on the ropes in an effort to tire him out. There were no knockdowns and with never much between them at any stage a draw appeared to be a fair reflection. Only in the last two rounds did the action warm up, with punches going back and forth, and with Byrd (210½) taking a few hefty wallops he ended the contest nursing a badly swollen left eye.