|Chris Byrd is still the IBF heavyweight champion of the world after taking a split decision from Jameel McCline tonight in Madison Square Gardens, New York. McCline dominated the early action and even managed to deck Byrd in round two, but it was not long until McCline's|
huge weight advantage started to tell against him and his stamina started to drain away. At this point, even before the halfway point of the fight, Byrd's sharp-shooting southpaw style came into play, grabbing him the eye of the judges. The fight was an extremely entertaining fight and perhaps now, Byrd will begin to receive some of the accolades he has been denied for a long time. McCline may be considering his future as before the fight, he was hanging a lot on the outcome of this fight. Saddoboxing.com applauds both fighters and wishes the best to them regardless of their next moves.