No Risk, No Reward: James Toney vs. Samuel Peter

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No Risk, No Reward: James Toney vs. Samuel Peter
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4.333335
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Date: 
Saturday, September 2, 2006
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Rounds Scheduled: 
12
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Referee: 

Official Judging
Alejandro Rochin 111 - 116
Dick Flaherty 111 - 116
Gale Van Hoy 115 - 112

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Fight Notes: 

Coming off a draw with Hasim Rahman for the WBC Heavyweight Championship, James Toney looks to get back in line for a title shot by taking on the hard-hitting Samuel Peter. Toney boxes well for most of the fight, but Peter has him discombobulated with some heavy right hands in a few tense moments in the first half of the fight. Peter is later deducted a point for clapping his gloves around Toney's ears. In the end, two of the three judges favor Peter's power over Toney's slick boxing as Toney loses a controversial split decision.




Averaged Fan Card:

round 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
James Toney
                                                                    
9.87
10
9.04
9.75
9.04
10
9.75
9.54
9.37
9.04
9.91
9.12
Samuel Peter
                                                                    
9.12
9
10
9.29
9.95
9
9.33
9.58
8.75
9.91
9.08
9.91


Fan Cards: No Risk, No Reward: James Toney vs. Samuel Peter


scorecard by DIZZY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
9
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
10
10
114


scorecard by THEUNDEFEATED
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
113


scorecard by METALHEAD123
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
114
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
113


scorecard by MBUCK
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
10
9
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
114
SAMUEL PETER
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by CHRIS M95
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
114
SAMUEL PETER
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by JAROD KILLIAN
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
9
116
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
8
10
9
10
111


scorecard by NF82
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
113
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
114


scorecard by ARJ GUY
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by POWERPUNCHER999
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
8
10
9
10
112


scorecard by PILLOWFISTS98
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
114
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
113


scorecard by THEICEMANJDOG
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
9
116
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
8
9
10
111


scorecard by MARK ELDING
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
10
9
10
10
117
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
113


scorecard by STERLINGCOOPERDRAPERPRICE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
113
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
10
10
9
10
10
8
10
9
10
114


scorecard by HAGLERGOAT
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
10
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
112


scorecard by WHAT_IS_THE_DEFAULT_PASSWORD
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
114


scorecard by KMSCR83
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
113
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
114


scorecard by RORSCHACH
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
112


scorecard by LEFT EYE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
9
114
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
113


scorecard by SHADOWSFALL
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
112


scorecard by CHAMPION97
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
113
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
9
10
114


scorecard by LUKASZRPB
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
114
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
10
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
113


scorecard by BOXING KNOWLEDGE
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
9
10
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
9
9
112
SAMUEL PETER
10
9
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
10
10
10
116


scorecard by COREY WILLINGER
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
10
9
9
10
9
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
9
9
10
9
10
112


scorecard by MATYS
Round
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
Total
JAMES TONEY
10
10
9
10
9
10
10
9
9
9
10
10
115
SAMUEL PETER
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
10
9
10
9
9
112


Comments

Left Eye's picture

Very close fight with many razor thin rounds.

I just liked Toney's jab throughout.

Bonus point for the referee's colorful language towards the end, lol.

rorschach's picture

Their second fight wasn't close, this one was.

what_is_the_default_password's picture

Good thing there was a no-nonsense referee in this fight. Samuel Peter was deducted a point in round 9 for what the commentators term "double-semi-rabbit punches"...

what_is_the_default_password's picture

The Melee at the Buffet.

I love James Toney, even wearing a suit of cheeseburger-blubber he remained as slippery as the grease of his favourite Burger King. A morbidly obese former-middleweight peppering sharp counters into the face of a legitimate heavyweight is a joyous sight. For giving said heavyweight a very tough and close fight, Toney does not get enough credit for his performance far above his natural weight class; he is the closest thing we have to a modern day Sam Langford.

Toney was robbed on the scorecards. It was a very close fight, and distressingly the judges' scorecards failed to reflect that.

toney is a legend but I thought he lost that one

Jarod Killian's picture

Toney got robbed!!!

dizzy's picture

This was an interesting clash of styles, no doubt. It's really amazing how Toney was able to turn the additional weight in his favor (similarly to how Tyson Fury did it in the second Wilder fight), many people took it as if Toney was out-of-shape but I partially disagree, gaining weight organically can be better than putting on more muscle - he simply didn't have the heavyweight frame to compete with Samuel Peter or the Klitschkos in terms of size and build, and gaining too much muscle weight would be unhealthy and, among things, would sap his stamina much worse than the "fat suit". The weight also enabled him to put enough weight behind his shots to earn Peter's respect in the ring (even if he didn't really stagger nor wobble him at any point in the fight), he was also able to handle Peter's power, which he may not have been able to do at 217 lbs. Coming into this fight, Toney was 38 years old and had a lot of mileage behind, his physical prime was well beyond him, but he was able to compensate it with experience, which was where he had a massive edge in over his 26-year old foe. The game plan for the fight became clear after the opening rounds - Peter was the aggressor, he was coming forward throughout the entire fight, he wanted to overwhelm Toney with size and power, while Toney, an excellent counterpuncher, invited Peter to enter his "personal space" where he would immediately blast him with fast and well-timed punches, not allowing Peter to smother him with powerful combinations. I thought that Toney had the upper hand in the first half of the fight, Peter appeared to be really frustrated, he couldn't really put together any meaningful combinations, and as a result was mostly looking for that one big, well-timed shot that would crack Toney's defense. As Peter's frustration grew, he started using those old-school tricks that bigger, more powerful guys used to do against smaller opponents, grabbing and pushing Toney with hands and shoulders and using his hands to blur Toney's vision and land that hard shot that Toney would not see coming. Peter has always been good at it, hence why it wasn't surprising that it actually worked a couple of times, there were occasions when Toney was really hurt, I believe he even had to hold on to the ropes to not be put down by Peter at some point in the fight. Going into the championship rounds, both fighters were tired, Toney wanted to score the remaining rounds with volume punching, he still couldn't hurt his opponent - Peter was a naturally powerful heavyweight with a really short neck - while Peter was looking to hurt/stagger Toney with every punch landed, hence why he might've appeared not to be active enough, but I still think he did well in those rounds. Overall, the fight was tricky to score but I still expected Toney to be declared the winner, I thought that the judges would rate Toney's workrate over Peter's more powerful but much less frequent shots, but this wasn't the case this time.