BOXING; Ungracefully, Holyfield Takes Beating From Toney
By MICHAEL KATZ
Published: October 5, 2003 in THE NEW YORK TIMES
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 4— It was painful to watch one of boxing’s great warriors, Evander Holyfield, grow older by the round Saturday night while getting beaten up by James Toney, a former middleweight champion.
Holyfield’s trainer, Don Turner, sent an inspector into the ring with a towel at 1 minute 42 seconds of the ninth round at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. He knew there would be no fantastic finish, the way there had been