Chris Byrd peppered Evander Holyfield with an unrelenting right jab and Holyfield could not mount much of an attack against the southpaw, Byrd. Byrd won by unanimous decision 116-112, 117-111, 117-111. Holyfield looked old in this fight, thought he did mount a decent couple of rounds in the 10th and 11th rounds. Holyfield blamed a bum left shoulder after the 1st round for not being about to set up combinations. The fact was Evander wasn't quick enough to set up combos against the more agile Byrd, who not only danced and jabbed, but was the aggressor after most of the breaks, beating Holyfield for better position and continued to pour it on. Holyfield simply had no answer for Byrd's left-handed style. And Holyfield even tried going southpaw for about a minute in one of the middle rounds, but quickly abandoned that style as well. So Byrd is now the IBF title belt holder. Lennox Lewis will probably stay away from Byrd because of Byrd's fighting style doesn't match up with with Lewis's.