Lucian Bute vs. James Obede Toney

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2006-09-15 : Lucian Bute 167¼ lbs beat James Obede Toney 166¾ lbs by TKO at 2:49 in round 8 of 12

  • NABF Super Middleweight Title (1st defense of Bute)
  • NABA Super Middleweight Title (4th defense of Bute)
  • WBC Continental Americas Super Middleweight Title (2nd defense of Bute)
  • Referee: Michael Griffin
  • Judges scoring: George DeGabiel (70-62), Jack Woodburn (70-62), Steve Weisfeld (70-62) - all for Bute at the time of stoppage
  • Stoppage time: 2:49
  • Weights: Bute 167.25 lbs, Toney 166.75 lbs


  • In the fourth round, Bute backed Toney against the ropes and unleashed a long barrage of unanswered punches. Referee Michael Griffin was prepared to jump in and stop the fight, but the bell saved Toney.
  • In the 8th round, Bute cornered Toney and threw in excess of fifty unanswered punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight.