2005-10-01 Chris Byrd w pts 12 DaVarryl Williamson, The Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA - IBF

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2005-10-01 Chris Byrd w pts 12 DaVarryl Williamson, The Events Centre, Reno, Nevada, USA - IBF. Referee: Vic Drakulich. Scorecards: 115-113, 116-112, 116-112. Defending his title for the fourth time Byrd (213) was up against a former sparring partner in Williamson (225), the pair being constantly booed for providing so little action. There were few good points, the southpaw champion prepared to go along with the pace of the fight while Williamson, who possessed a good left jab, was only interested in using it occasionally. Never properly challenged, with Byrd always having points in the bank he did as little as possible in order to preserve his title.