American boxer James Toney dominated aging ex-heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield in a ninth-round technical knockout Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Making his debut as a heavyweight, Toney made the almost 41-year-old Holyfield look like a slow and over-the hill fighter, before finally stopping him at 1:42 of the ninth round.
Early in the fight, Holyfield landed some big left hooks, and tagged Toney flush on the face with a right hand in the third round. But as the rounds went on, Toney slipped more punches and Holyfield grew increasingly frustrated at his inability to land solid punches.
Holyfield, who won only two of his previous seven fights, had vowed to continue in the ring until he became the undisputed heavyweight champion again. After being dominated by a former middleweight champion, he admitted he had been beaten up by Toney. But Holyfield is not ready to officially call it quits just yet, saying that he is going back to the drawing board.