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Unbeaten Mike Tyson took another step toward a heavyweight championship fight with a devastating first-round knockout of Marvis Frazier at the Glens Falls civic centre. Tyson stopped Frazier 30 seconds into the fight to raise his record to 25-0, with 23 of those victories inside the distance. Frazier, the son of former heavyweight champion Joe Frazier, is now 16-2. The knockout was the fastest of Tyson’s short but spectacular career and further established him as a top contender for the heavyweight crown. Only 20 years old, he is currently ranked second by the WBC and eighth by the World Boxing Association. “I just wanted to win this fight so badly,” Tyson said after the fight. At the opening bell, he rushed across the ring and exchanged punches with Frazier. Within seconds he pinned Frazier against the ropes, set him up with a left jab and then landed a powerful right uppercut. Tyson followed with a right cross that put Frazier out on his feet. Referee Joe Cortez moved in and stopped the fight.


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