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)
  • 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.
  • An accidental clash of heads opened up a gash over Bute's right eye in the 6th round.
  • In the 8th round, Bute cornered Toney and threw in excess of sixty unanswered punches, forcing the referee to stop the fight.

Preceded by:
Bute vs. Wiggins
NABA Super Middleweight Title Fight
# 13
Succeeded by:
Pascal vs. Cruz